Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles Names High-Profile Community Leaders to its Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES, CA — Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) announced that Phillip Lee and Linda Shim have been elected to its board of directors.
 
“Phillip Lee and Linda Shim bring important expertise to our organization as we continue our fight for a more equitable and just future for vulnerable Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities,” said Nita Song, chair of the Advancing Justice-LA board of directors. “They join a board that is highly engaged and committed to a bold and visionary future for Asian Americans throughout the U.S.” 
 
The addition of Lee and Shim brings the number of directors to 24. Directors represent a cross-section of major corporations, leading law firms and community organizations.
 
Phillip Lee is CEO of Jamison Services, Inc., the property management division of his family’s real estate company. The company owns, manages and develops a diversified real estate portfolio throughout Southern California, primarily focused in Koreatown. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lee earned his J.D. from USC’s Gould School of Law in 2012.  
 
“For 36 years, Advancing Justice-LA has been as a leading voice for Asian Americans,” Lee said. “My family and I are honored to serve the organization in its mission to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.”
 
Lee serves as co-chair of Advancing Justice-LA’s development committee and as a member of the building committee, which oversees planning for the organization’s facilities. He is active in the community as a member of the board of directors of KHEIR, a non-profit clinic based in Koreatown that provides health services for the underserved population. He also serves on the board of directors for the Asian Pacific Alumni Association at USC and the USC Trojan Athletic Fund board of counselors.  
 
Linda Shim is executive director of external affairs at Comcast NBCUniversal in Washington, DC, working to advance Comcast’s partnerships with external stakeholders, including advocacy organizations, public policy groups and political organizations. 
 
Shim has more than a decade of experience on Capitol Hill and in government. She most recently served as chief of staff to Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), acting as a senior adviser to the Congresswoman on legislative and political matters. Her legislative portfolio included intellectual property and telecommunications issues, and she oversaw the Congresswoman’s priorities as chair of the Creative Rights Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC). Before that she served as Congresswoman Chu’s legislative director and counsel. 
 
Previously Shim was a legislative assistant to former Congresswoman Jane Harman (CA-36), who represented the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Shim received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego and J.D. and Certificate in Public Policy from the Catholic University
of America. 
 
“Working with communities of color throughout my career in Congress and at Comcast NBCUniversal, I’ve seen how important Advancing Justice-LA is to both Southern California and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community,” Shim said. “I’m energized by the opportunity to support Advancing Justice-LA’s mission and the communities it serves.”
Contact: 
Janelle Hu, (213) 241-0231, jhu@advancingjustice-la.org
About Advancing Justice - LA: 
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA) is the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Through direct services, impact litigation, policy advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building, Advancing Justice-LA focuses on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020

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