Connecticut, 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. This includes NAFTA related applications, intra-company transfers, Labour Market Impact Assessments (including under the Global Talent Stream), as well as process compliance and inadmissibility issues.

Jack has assisted clients in a wide array of verticals, including the sports/entertainment, oil and gas, financial/financial services, information technology, manufacturing, and professional services industries. He has spoken about Canadian immigration issues at various venues, including the Canadian Employee Relocation Council, the Engineering Human Resources Association, American Society of Employers, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Law Society of Ontario and Osgoode Hall Law School.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Jack worked in various sectors, including as a hearings officer at the Canada Border Services Agency, an executive director of a nonprofit organization and an associate at a boutique management consulting firm. 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 and Senate Human Rights Committee. 

Jack speaks English and Korean.

Education


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

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: Law Society of Ontario

Member, Canadian Bar Association, Citizenship and Immigration Law Section

Member, Korean Canadian Lawyers Association

Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Employee Relocation Council (CERC)

Extensive experience with business visitor, NAFTA professional, intra-company transferee, and Labour Market Impact Assessment applications (LMIA), as well as employer compliance inspections.

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

Speaker, “Immigration Briefing.” Toronto Region Board of Trade’s Trade Accelerator Program, Toronto, Canada, 2018 to the present.

Speaker, “Global Compliance Matters.” Canadian Employee Relocation Council, Calgary, Canada, March 21, 2019.

Speaker, “Cross Border Immigration Issues.” Osgoode Hall Law School Immigration Intensive, Toronto, Canada, January 6, 2019 and January 11, 2017.

Speaker, “Ontario Immigration Nominee Program: Economic Immigration.” Canadian Employee Relocation Council, Ottawa, Canada, April 17, 2018.

Speaker, “Ethical Issues in Immigration and Refugee Law: Joint Retainers.” Law Society of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, March 8, 2018.

Speaker, “Canadian Immigration: An Update.” American Society of Employers, Detroit, Michigan, United States, February 21, 2018.

Panelist, “Tales from the Trenches.” Canadian Employee Relocation Council, Toronto, Canada, November 29, 2017.

Speaker, “Recent Canadian Immigration Trends.” Engineering Human Resources Association, Vancouver, Canada, November 21, 2017.

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.” 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,” CanKor, October 4, 2011.

Co-author, “The logic behind South Korea’s big embrace of North Korea’s nukes.” Christian Science Monitor, August 10, 2005.