ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

January 10, 2005

The Hon Danny K. Chun
Acting Justice
New York State Supreme Court

to address

ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean Diaspora
August 6, 2005 Saturday
Bue Bell, PA 19422

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Danny K. Chun will address the ICAS Summer Symposium: The Korean Diaspora.

Danny K Chun was born in Seoul on February 9, 1962 and immigrated to the US in 1973. Danny, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University in 1984 with a BA in Political Science and Philosophy, earned a JD from Fordham University School of Law in 1987.

Upon graduation from Law School, he was appointed as a prosecutor at the Manhattan District Attorneys Office and served in that capacity from 1987 to 1999. When first appointed, Danny was the first Korean American ever to be appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan. During the 12 years as a prosecutor, he worked as a homicide prosecutor from 1992 to 1999 handling homicide cases and investigations. From 1989 to 1999, Danny worked as an Asian Gang prosecutor specializing in handling major crimes invloving Asian organized crime activity. From 1997 to 1998, he also worked in the Sex Crimes Unit specializing in all types of sex crimes. >From 1998 to 1999, Danny worked as a Criminal Court Supervisor, supervising and overseeing numerous junior prosecutors.

In 1999, he became appointed as a New York City Criminal Court Judge by Mayor Giuliani as the first Korean American Judge in New York and was assigned to Kings County Criminal Court in Brooklyn to handle various criminal cases including arraignments and trials.

In 2002, Danny became the judge in charge of handling all misdemeanor recidivists in Brooklyn, named "Operation Sportlight". Also, in 2002, he presided over the trial of pornographer Al Goldstein, the publisher of now defunct "Screw Magazine".

In the fall of 2003, Danny became assigned as an Acting Justice of New York State Supreme Court to handle various major felony cases in Kings County.

In 2004, still as Acting Justice of New York State Supreme Court, he became temporarily assigned to Kings County Family Court to preside over various Custody and Visitation cases, Family Offense Cases and Juvenile Delinquency cases.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow