Jiwon Yhee focuses her practice on business and employment dispute resolution and litigation, as well as antitrust and other commercial matters. Jiwon’s strengths lie in her practical approach to problem-solving and her ability to analyze and find solutions to the most complex issues and claims. Notably, she has served on client teams involving claims for damages in the tens of millions of dollars.
As a litigator, Jiwon has worked on client matters spanning numerous industries and all stages of litigation in both state and federal court. In her commercial litigation practice, she represents clients in actions asserting breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and other business torts and claims. In her employment litigation practice, Jiwon focuses on the defense of corporations in employment discrimination and retaliation cases under Title VII, ADEA, ADA and other applicable state and federal statutes such as the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA). Fluent in Korean, Jiwon has successfully defended clients with limited English ability or whose documents are primarily in Korean.
Jiwon also assists clients outside of litigation. Her experience includes drafting and reviewing the potential enforceability of confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, as well as sales representative and distribution agreements. Additionally, she also reviews antitrust issues such as price discrimination under the Robinson-Patman Act.
Prior to joining Masuda Funai, Jiwon worked for the Champaign County States Attorney’s Office where, with a 711 license, she represented the state in several trials.