Virginia, US

Jack is a Senior Manager in the Toronto office of Fragomen (Canada) Co. His practice consists of assisting clients with their inbound corporate immigration requirements, especially with regards to NAFTA Professionals and Intra-Company Transfers. Jack has assisted clients in a wide array of verticals, including the oil and gas, mining, financial/financial services, information technology, manufacturing and professional services industries. 

Prior to joining Fragomen, he worked in various sectors, including the position of executive director of a non-profit organization, an associate at a boutique management consulting firm, and a hearings officer at the Canada Border Services Agency. Jack also articled at a major corporate law firm in Toronto. As an authority on North Korean affairs, Jack appears frequently in the media, and has consulted with cabinet ministers and testified before the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee. 

Jack speaks English and Korean.


Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto | Bachelor of Law, 2007
Georgetown University | Master of Science, 2003
Carleton University | B.A., 2001, highest honours


Certificate of Recognition, National Unification Advisory Council Canada East Chapter, 2010

Barry D. Torno Memorial Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2007

Student Honour Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2007

McCarthy Tetrault Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2006

Charles Edward Woodrow Award, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2005

Academic Scholarship, Georgetown University, 2002

David A. Golden Scholarship, Carleton University, 2000

Hyman Soloway Scholarship, Carleton University, 1998

Academic Award, Carleton University, 1997

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Law Society of Upper Canada

Member, Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Law Section

Member, Korean Canadian Lawyers Association

Extensive experience with business visitor, NAFTA Professional, Intra-company Transferee, and Labour Market Impact Assessment applications (LMIA), as well as LMIA associated employer compliance reviews

Worked with admissibility, Family Class applications, loss of residency, and removal order appeals

Interacted frequently with Canadian missions abroad, domestic processing centers and Port of Entry officials

Appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board numerous times

Publications and Lectures

Witness, "Examination of Canada's international and national human rights obligations." Senate Human Rights Committee Meeting, Parliament of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, March 23, 2016.

Panelist, "Master Series: Managing the Complexities of Immigration Compliance in a Changing Immigration Landscape." Panel presentation, Worldwide ERC WorkForce Mobility Association, Toronto, Canada, January 28, 2016.

Guest Lecturer, "Immigration Law." Immigration Law Class, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015. 

Speaker, Couchiching Conversation, “Where is the Left When It Comes to North Korean Human Rights?”, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, Toronto, Canada, November 18, 2011.

Speaker, NGO Panel Presentation, 10th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees, Co-Hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy and the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, Toronto, Canada, August 21, 2010.

Speaker, Refugee Settlement Panel Presentation, 9th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights and Refugees, Co-Hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy and the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, Melbourne, Australia, March 20, 2009.

Author, “Admitting North Korean Refugees: A Canadian Perspective,” Article, CanKor, October 4, 2011.

Author, “The logic behind South Korea’s big embrace of North Korea’s nukes,” Op-Ed, Co-authored with Wonjoon Choe, Christian Science Monitor, August 10, 2005.