Since 2002, Paul S. Park has served as the General Counsel and Secretary for the Cesar Chavez Foundation and its affiliates. Paul oversees and directs all legal matters pertaining to the Chavez Foundation's operations, including litigation, corporate transactions, and all compliance matters involving tax, labor and employment, and nonprofit laws.
Prior to working with the Chavez Foundation, Paul practiced law in the San Francisco offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP, on secured lending transactions, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as civil and criminal litigation matters. Past clients included Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, Fremont Ventures, Pacific Gas & Electric and Advanced Micro Devices.
Paul is admitted to practice in the State of California, and holds a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, where he served as an editor for the UCLA Law Review. He also received an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was awarded a Global Access Program Fellowship. Paul earned an AB with distinction from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Paul is an active member of the State Bar of California as well as the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is a past president and board member of the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California where he established the KABA Foundation to carry on charitable activities to benefit low-income and minority communities. In 2011, Paul was appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to serve as a Commissioner on the Board of Neighborhood Commissioners, which oversees and sets policies for the system of 95 Neighborhood Councils that operate within the City of Los Angeles.