James R. Cho
James R. Cho is an Assistant United States Attorney with the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn. He joined the office in 2008 and currently works in the office’s Civil Division. James has litigated dozens of cases across a wide subject area, including defending multi-million dollar medical malpractice and personal injury claims and challenges to federal statutes, regulatory schemes and administrative decisions, and prosecuting cases pursuant to the federal False Claims Act, health care regulations, environmental statutes and civil forfeiture statutes.
James has tried numerous cases to verdict and regularly represents the United States in appellate cases before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. He has represented the United States in nine cases on appeal and argued five cases before the Second Circuit.
James is also active in the recruitment and diversity efforts at the U.S. Attorney’s Office. James serves on the office’s hiring committee and actively recruits minority attorneys. He regularly mentors fellow Assistants and interns in the office.
Prior to joining the government, James worked in private practice with Seyfarth Shaw LLP, a national law firm, where he litigated labor and employment matters. He began his legal career at Seyfarth’s Chicago office and moved to the firm’s New York office in 2005.
James is active in numerous local and national bar associations and non-profit organizations. He previously served as president of the Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY) from 2010 to 2013. James also previously served for two years as co-chair of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s labor and employment committee. James has served on the board of the Korean American Community Foundation since 2007, and joined the board of the Asian American Bar Association of New York in April 2016.