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John is Reed Smith’s Chief Diversity Officer. In this role, he acts as a change agent for Reed Smith’s efforts to sponsor and achieve diversity and inclusion in the legal community. He is a member of the firm’s Global Leadership Team and an ex-officio member of the Talent Committee of the firm’s Executive Committee. In 2010, John became the first Asian American to serve on Reed Smith's Executive Committee and Senior Management Team. John previously served as Global Chair of the firm's Business & Finance Department, Chair of the U.S. Corporate & Securities Group and Managing Partner of the Los Angeles office.


  • University of Southern California Law School, 1987, J.D.
  • Pomona College, 1984, B.A., Economics

  • President-Elect, Board of Governors, USC Alumni Association
  • Chair, Board of Councilors, USC Gould School of Law
  • Board Emeritus, USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association
  • Finance Committee, Jonathan Club
  • National Association of Corporate Directors

  • Honorable J. Spencer Letts, U.S. District Court - Central District of California

Premios y reconocimientos

  • DiversityFIRST™ Award, California Diversity Council (2019) 
  • Lawyers of Color, 2019 Nation’s Best (Western Region)
  • Volunteer of the Year Award, Ednovate's 4th Annual More Like Family Awards Night (2019) 
  • Named, Top 500 Most Influential People in LA, Los Angeles Business Journal (2018)
  • Presidents' Award, USC Alumni Association (2017)
  • Leadership Award, USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association (2017)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Los Angeles Business Journal's Asian Business Awards (2016)
  • Named, One of the Nation's Most Influential Minority Attorneys, Lawyers of Color (2014 and 2015)