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Meeting of January 19, 2011 - Human Trafficking and Forced Labor

Anna Park
EEOC Regional Attorney

Anna Y. Park is the Regional Attorney for the Los Angeles District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). She is one of fifteen regional attorneys tasked with heading the litigation units for the regional district offices. Ms. Park is responsible for overseeing and directing all litigation on behalf of the EEOC which covers Southern California, Central California, Southern Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, Wake Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

Since joining the EEOC, Ms. Park has aggressively litigated cases in federal court against private and public employers, receiving large monetary awards and aggressive injunctive relief remedies. Ms. Park has been recognized for her work in EEOC v. Trans Bay, the first human trafficking case out of California by the EEOC brought on behalf of 48 Thai workers, recovering over $1 million along with very comprehensive injunctive relief remedies. EEOC v. L&T, et al., settled for $1.7 million in the Northern Mariana Islands, the largest resolution by the EEOC in that region, on behalf of garment workers. Recently, the Los Angeles District Office resolved EEOC v. ABM Inc., et al for $5.8 million on behalf of a class of 21 women who were sexually harassed and EEOC v. Republic Services, et al., a class age discrimination case brought on behalf of a group of 21 employees who were terminated due to their age which resolved for approximately $3 million.

Ms. Park has been recognized for her work in the Commission and has been awarded the Chair’s Opportunity To Reward Excellence Award for several years running. She was also recognized as one of the “2007 Top 20 under 40" by the Daily Journal in California. She currently serves on the Executive Committee for the Labor and Employment Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Ms. Park has served as a speaker and trainer for numerous professional organizations, corporations, governmental, and non-governmental organizations.

Ms. Park received her Juris Doctorate from the UCLA School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from UCLA. Prior to joining the EEOC Ms. Park was a civil rights litigator with the prominent civil rights law firm in Los Angeles.

Ms. Park has been recognized for her community and pro bono activities. Notably, she was awarded the Pro Bono Award by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California for her commitment to pro bono work. She served on the boards of the Korean American Bar Association, the Japanese American Bar Association, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Ms. Park is the former president of WORK (Women’s Organization Reaching Koreans), and the former president of the Korean American Inter-Agency Council.