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Former JNE Commissioner to join State Bar board

The California Supreme Court last month appointed Jason P. Lee to a three-year term on the State Bar Board of Trustees.

Jason Lee

Lee, 42, is an attorney with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Los Angeles specializing in securities litigation, regulation and enforcement. Previously, he was in private practice at Shartsis Friese LLP in San Francisco, where he was co-chairman of the securities enforcement defense group.

Lee is the former chair of the Commission on Judicial Nominees Evaluation, which vets candidates who are under consideration for judicial appointment by the governor. He has also been active in bar association and legal aid activities, including the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Southern California, the Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area and the Asian Law Caucus, where he served on the pro bono lawyer panel as lead counsel on a number of immigration matters.

Lee has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and a law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. He also earned a master of laws, with distinction, in securities and financial regulations from Georgetown University Law Center.

He will be sworn in to the Board of Trustees on Oct. 10.