Public Service Corner

Umberg/Zipser (U/Z) was proud to support the Orange County Korean American Bar Association’s (OCKABA) 13th Annual Installation Dinner and silent auction held October 25, 2018.

Umberg/Zipser attorney Minyoung Shin has joined the OCKABA Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term and will help to serve the organization’s mission to foster professional and personal relationships between 1st, 1.5, and 2nd generation Korean American attorneys through business networking and social events, provide pro bono services aimed at addressing the needs of the local Korean American community, promote the appointment of Korean American judges, and facilitate the efforts of Korean American law students to navigate the transition to licensed practice. Learn more here:

Minyoung Shin, Ph.D focuses her practice on trademark and patent prosecutions across various technology industries including pharmaceutical science, nutraceutical chemistry, biomedical devices, and chemical engineering.

Umberg/Zipser Again Sponsors CRF-OC Annual Benefit

Umberg/Zipser (U/Z) was proud to again support the Constitutional Rights Foundation, Orange County’s (CRF-OC) Annual Benefit event on October 25, 2018.

Adina Stowell served as CRF-OC’s 2014/2015 President and has been a Board Member since 2006 and Dean Zipser is CRF-OC’s Immediate Past President, and has been a Board Member since 2007.

The Annual Benefit is CRF-OC’s marquee fundraiser and all proceeds support the organization’s unique and highly-regarded civic education programs – Mock Trial, Peer Court, Constitution Day, Law Day and the Orange County Career Forum. Learn more here:

Leah Hamlin Joins Umberg/Zipser as Litigation Associate

Umberg/Zipser (U/Z) is pleased to announce that Leah A. Hamlin has joined the firm as a litigation associate. She focuses her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, intellectual property disputes, and employment litigation.

Leah attended law school at the University of California, Berkeley where she graduated with honors. While attending law school, Leah served as Editor-in-Chief for the Berkeley Journal of Entertainment & Sports Law, acted as a student advocate for the Juvenile Education Advocacy Project, competed and placed at the Bales Internal Mock Trial Competition, and worked as a research assistant on publications related to presidential power. Leah received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Yale University.

Prior to joining U/Z, Leah worked as a law clerk to Hon. Josephine Staton ofthe U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

“We are very pleased to welcome Leah to the Umberg/Zipser litigation team. Leah has an impressive academic history, and shares the firm’s core values,”commented co-founding partner, Dean Zipser.  “Leah will add strength to our growing litigation practice,” added co-founder Tom Umberg.