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Yena Hong


Yena Hong is an associate in the Litigation Department.

She received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. While at Fordham, Yena was an articles and notes editor of the Fordham Law Review and participated in the Criminal Defense Clinic. She also worked as an intern for a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York, competed in mock trials as a member of the Brendan Moore Trial Advocacy Program, and served as president of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. Yena holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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E-cigs & E-discovery: When Marriage Cannot Save Sloppy Document Productions

What began as a trademark infringement dispute concerning electronic cigarettes has evolved into a never-ending series of discovery issues, and lessons about the limits of Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and privilege waivers. DR Distributors, LLC filed its initial complaint against 21 Century Smoking, Inc and its owner, Brent Duke, in September 2012 alleging trademark violations. … Continue Reading

Employers Can Keep Employees on Premises Post-Shift—at a Cost

According to a recent decision, employers who want to keep employees on their premises for security checks after they have already clocked out must pay their employees to do so—at least in Pennsylvania. In 2013, two Amazon.com employees filed a putative class action in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against their employer, certain … Continue Reading

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