Institute for Corean-American Studies

Don H. Lieu
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Don H Liu is senior vice president and general counsel for IKON Office Solutions. In this role, he is responsible for the supervision of IKONís legal and regulatory affairs. He is also Chair of IKON Diversity Council, which promotes diversity within IKON and the community at large. Don is currently one of only two Asian Americans who are the general counsel of a Fortune 500 company. Prior to joining IKON, Liu was vice president and deputy chief legal officer of Aetna U.S. Healthcare (and its predecessor entity, U.S. Healthcare) from 1992 to 1999. Before switching to in-house counsel position, he worked as an associate at two New York City law firms from 1987 to 1992, specializing in securities and mergers and acquisitions -- first at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and then at Richards & OíNeil. He served as a Law Clerk to Justice Stewart G. Pollock at the Supreme Court of New Jersey from 1986 to 1987. His professional affiliations include being a member of the Pennsylvania Business Roundtable Policy Committee; a member of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund; a member of the Board of Directors of the American Corporate Counsel Association; Chair of the In-House Counsel Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association; a former member of the Executive Committee of the Asian American Bar Association of Delaware Valley; a member of Negotiated Acquisitions Committee of American Bar Associationís Business Law Section; a member of the Board of Trustees of Dunwoody Village (a non-profit organization providing residential services to retired community); and a member of the Board of Trustees of Emmanuel Church in Philadelphia. Don is also the recipient of MCCA/America Lawyer Media Diversity 2000 Award, recognizing his efforts to promote diversity in the practice of law. Born in Seoul, Korea, Don and his family immigrated to the U.S. in 1972. He received his B.A. degree from Haverford College with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors.

Don earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.

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The Future of the Korean-American Community: Challenges and Prospects

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