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John Park

John Park


Tennessee, U.S.A.

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John Park represents national and local employers facing allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge arising under all major federal and state employment laws. He spends time in both our Nashville and Austin offices. John has defended and assisted clients in matters including:

Obtaining jury verdicts in single- and multi-plaintiff cases denying claims of discrimination and retaliation
Arguing and briefing cases before federal and state courts of appeals and the state supreme court
Successfully defending claims against a publicly traded financial institution brought under the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Class and collective action litigation, including class certification issues, discovery on statistical experts, and the resolution of multi-plaintiff actions.
Enforcing, defending, and obtaining injunctive relief in non-compete and trade secret actions on behalf of employers
Implementing multi-state reductions in force, conducting wage and hour audits, and preventing and addressing issues arising under the NLRA and Collective Bargaining Agreements
Helping employers gain and maintain DBE and MBE status under federal, state, and local agency certification programs
John focuses on helping clients reach the business result that they want to achieve, and proactively addressing employee issues to minimize exposure to employment litigation. He is a frequent speaker and published author on a wide range of labor and employment topics and has chaired and moderated panels on whistleblower issues and the implementation of effective compliance programs. John recently served as a Regional Editor for a national trade-secret/non-compete compendium.

John was awarded the 2013 Best Lawyers Under 40 by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), which recognizes "talented Asian Pacific American (APA) attorneys under the age of 40 who have achieved prominence in the practice of law while demonstrating an unwavering dedication to the APA community." In 2014, John was also named to the Lawyers of Color "Hot List."

Bar Admissions



J.D., University of Notre Dame, 2005
M.B.A., magna cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 2002
B.B.A., Finance, University of Texas, 1998
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Professional Associations

Member, Board of Directors and Programming Co-Chair, National Employment Law Council
Member, American Employment Law Council
Member, Nashville, Tennessee, and American Bar Associations
Fellow, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
Former Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Committee, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Former Regional Governor, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Former Co-Chair, Minorities Opportunities Committee, Nashville Bar Association
Former Member, Board of Directors, Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Former Member, Steering Committee for the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Employment Law Section

Professional Activities and Experience

Associate, King & Ballow, Nashville, Tenn., 2006-2008
Law Clerk, Chief Judge Randolph Baxter, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Visiting Judge in the District of Delaware, 2005-2006

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