PRESS RELEASE | NAPABA Celebrates Confirmation of Jennifer Choe Groves to U.S. Court of International Trade

For Immediate Release
June 7, 2016

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Brett Schuster, Communications Manager
202-775-9555; [email protected]

NAPABA Celebrates Confirmation of Jennifer Choe Groves to U.S. Court of International Trade

WASHINGTON — Last night, the Senate confirmed Jennifer Choe Groves by unanimous consent to the U.S. Court of International Trade. She will be the first Asian Pacific American judge to serve on this court.

“We congratulate Jennifer Choe Groves on her historic confirmation as the first Asian Pacific American judge to serve on the U.S. Court of International Trade,” said NAPABA President Jin Y. Hwang. “As a longtime NAPABA member and a NAPABA Law Foundation Board member, Ms. Groves is an esteemed leader in the Asian Pacific American legal community. NAPABA is proud to have supported her nomination, and we applaud President Obama for nominating her and the Senate for confirming her.” 

The U.S. Court of International Trade, an Article III court, has nationwide jurisdiction over civil actions arising out of U.S. customs and international trade laws. Appointments to the U.S. Court of International Trade are lifetime appointments.

Groves was the chief executive officer of Titanium Law Group PLLC and Choe Groves Consulting LLC, where she provided consulting and legal services in the areas of international trade and intellectual property. Previously, she was a partner at the law firms of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, and Hughes Hubbard and Reed LLP. Groves also has served as the Senior Director of Intellectual Property and Innovation in the Office of the United States Trade Representative in the Executive Office of the President. Earlier in her career, she was an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP, Fish & Neave LLP (now Ropes & Gray LLP), and the District Attorney’s Office of New York County.

For more information, the media may contact Brett Schuster, NAPABA communications manager, at 202-775-9555 or [email protected].

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) is the national association of Asian Pacific American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students. NAPABA represents the interests of over 50,000 attorneys and over 75 national, state, and local bar associations. Its members include solo practitioners, large firm lawyers, corporate counsel, legal services and non-profit attorneys, and lawyers serving at all levels of government. NAPABA engages in legislative and policy advocacy, promotes Asian Pacific American political leadership and political appointments, and builds coalitions within the legal profession and the community at large. NAPABA also serves as a resource for government agencies, members of Congress, and public service organizations about Asian Pacific Americans in the legal profession, civil rights, and diversity in the courts.

NAPABA continues to be a leader in addressing civil rights issues confronting Asian Pacific American communities. Through its national network of committees and affiliates, NAPABA provides a strong voice for increased diversity of the federal and state judiciaries, advocates for equal opportunity in the workplace, works to eliminate hate crimes and anti-immigrant sentiment, and promotes the professional development of people of color in the legal profession.

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