Biography

Calvin is a seasoned advocate and counselor whose practice includes complex commercial and employment litigation; and government investigations and compliance. Calvin has a meticulous approach to handling his clients' matters that focuses heavily on their business or personal objectives to determine the most effective course of action during the pre-litigation and litigation stages.

Calvin is passionate about his clients, getting to know their businesses from the back office to the C-suite. When matters cannot be resolved, Calvin brings to bear over two decades of trial and litigation experience before numerous state and federal courts, arbitrations, and administrative agencies.

Calvin's commercial litigation practice includes the representation of publicly traded companies, middle market and closely held businesses, financial services firms, and individuals in complex business and civil disputes. His representative matters include the prosecution and defense of a wide range of actions including contract disputes, business torts, unfair trade practices, trade secrets, breaches of fiduciary duty, environmental claims, and fraudulent conveyances. Calvin has significant experience litigating disputes focused on defending and protecting clients on claims of trade secret misappropriation in numerous areas, including the financial services, health services, waste management, and publishing industries. Calvin's employment practice includes representing businesses on claims of discrimination and wrongful discharge, and violations of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.

Calvin also represents institutional and individual clients in responding to and defending against federal, state, and administrative governmental investigations and prosecutions. His representative matters include financial crimes and fraud (including banking, health care, mail, wire, investor, securities, antitrust, insurance, tax, bankruptcy, and credit card), criminal diversion, public corruption, and environmental crimes. Calvin's practice includes representing health care providers and practitioners in criminal and administrative licensing proceedings. Prior to entering private practice, Calvin served as an assistant district attorney for the Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County, in the Economic Crimes Bureau of its Investigations Division.

When not practicing law, Calvin appreciates all of his time with his family, which includes his wife and daughter, and is an avid sports fan.

Services/Industries

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School  (J.D.)
  • University of Rochester  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Board of Directors, Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity
  • Board of Directors, Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Policing Task Force, Connecticut Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • Connecticut

Memberships

  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Advisory Board, Connecticut Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York
  • Partners and Government Enforcement and Compliance Committees, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Honors

  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named as a 2013 "New Leader in the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune
  • Recognized as a "High Achiever" in the Connecticut Law Tribune's 2009 feature titled "Minorities and the Law"
  • Recognized in the Lawyers of Color's Inaugural "Hot List" in 2013
  • Recipient of the 2012 National Asian Pacific American Bar Association "Best Lawyers Under 40" Award
  • James W. Cooper Fellow for the Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers® for Business Litigation, Criminal Defense: White Collar, and General Litigation (2010-2013, 2015-2020)

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

House Democrats Propose Estate and Gift Tax Law Changes: Important Estate Planning Implications

Please note: this alert was updated on September 30, 2021. What you need to know : On September 13, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee released its proposed tax plan to fund President...

News

Verrill Welcomes Experienced Trademark Attorneys to Growing IP Practice

News

Verrill Announces New Leadership Changes in Support of Its Plans for Strategic Growth

(September 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated Chrissie Eastin to Director of Human Resources and Robert Wright to Director of Office Operations as the firm continues to...

Matter

Trademark Litigation: Software

Represented trademark owner in litigation with foreign software company. Successfully defeated motion to dismiss on jurisdictional grounds, which was affirmed on appeal. Also successfully defeated summary judgment motion, which resulted in case settling before...

Blog

Myth Buster: Employees Do Not Have to Be Affiliated With An Organized Religion to Be Entitled To A Religious Accommodation

Event

Maine State Chamber of Commerce: The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks

On October 26, Verrill telecommunications attorney Geoffrey Why will be moderating the virtual event, “The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks,” hosted by The Maine State Chamber of Commerce. The Wireless Summit will explore...

Blog

Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

Event

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association Annual HR/Labor Forum

Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association will be virtually hosting their Annual HR/ Labor Forum on October 26th from 9:00AM to 11:15AM. Human Resources professionals in the Healthcare field face an ever-evolving labor and employment...

Matter

Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.

Publication/Podcast

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation 2021 Summer Client Advisory

Click here to view as a PDF. This Client Advisory summarizes developments in the law governing employee benefit plans prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We explain what these developments mean for plan sponsors and...

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