Jiny Kim

Vice President, Policy and Programs

Jiny Kim is Vice President, Policy and Programs at Advancing Justice | AAJC.

Jiny most recently was a litigator at Jones Day, where she represented corporate clients in complex cases before state and federal courts and in foreign jurisdictions.  As part of her pro bono work, she represented asylum applicants from Guatemala and El Salvador in administrative proceedings. 

Jiny previously served as Policy Director of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) where she coordinated policy advocacy and developed programs for the association and its affiliates nationwide at the local, state, and federal levels. 

Prior to her advocacy work, she managed the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) where she coordinated major revisions of CAPAC’s bylaws, oversaw expansion of its membership to 118 Members of Congress, and worked closely with the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to develop a tri-caucus legislative agenda.  As the lead congressional staffer on the AAPI Serving Institutions legislation during the 108thCongress, she helped lay the groundwork for the bill’s ultimate passage to create the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program.

Jiny received her B.A. in Political Science and her M.A. in Education Policy Analysis and Evaluation from Stanford University.  She received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), where she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Asian American Law Journal (AALJ) and a member of the California Law Review. 

Jiny can be contacted at jinykim@advancingjustice-aajc.org or by phone at 202-296-2300 ext.0141.