Minami Tamaki LLP
University of California, Hastings College
408 739 1137
Lynda Won-Chung is a Senior Counsel at Minami Tamaki specializing in immigration law for over 20 years. She was admitted to the California Bar in 1984 and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. She also manages our South Bay office. Ms. Won-Chung received her undergraduate education at California State University, San Jose, graduating with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She obtained her legal education at the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, receiving a Juris Doctor degree in 1983. In 2005 and 2006 she was named a Northern California SuperLawyer by Law & Politics Magazine.In 1984, she opened a satellite branch office of a major San Francisco immigration law firm when the INS (now USCIS) opened their office in San Jose, California; she later opened her own office and managed an employment-based immigration law practice which grew from 35 to 90 employees in eighteen months. During this time, she represented hospitals, start-up and Fortune 500 bio-tech and high-technology companies, artists, athletes, and professors/teachers. She has gained superb expertise in employment based non-immigrant and immigrant processing, in guiding and providing creative solutions to employers, in strategic planning during times of up-sizing and down-sizing, developing innovative immigration programs and policies, and advising on mergers and acquisitions issues. She had guided and represented a company through a LCA (labor condition application audit) with the Department of Labor and performed I-9 audits for employers.Throughout her practice, Ms. Won-Chung has devoted time to education and training and has managed, mentored and trained attorneys, paralegals, taught law students, created, developed and provided training/seminars to HR personnel, hiring managers and foreign nationals, and has spoken at numerous seminars including HR Conferences, Relocation, Immigration and Export Control Conferences, the Chamber of Commerce, and AILA. She is also the Founder and President of Inspiration Opportunities for Youth and Seniors (IOYS), a small non-profit based foundation providing grants to non-profit organizations servicing the senior and/or youth communities.Prior to joining Minami Tamaki, Ms. Won-Chung was an advisory attorney to the a Silicon Valley-based firm, Managing Partner of her own employment-based immigration law firm, taught as an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University, and worked as a Partner and Attorney with a San Francisco-based firm.