BJay Pak Named U.S. Attorney for Northern Georgia
Byung J. Pak is the first Asian Pacific American to hold this position.
The United States Senate confirmed Byung J. “BJay” Pak as the U.S attorney for the Northern District of Georgia on Sept. 28. The former Lilburn-area state legislator is the first Asian Pacific American to hold this position, and the appointment is considered by many as a great leap for Georgia’s Asian Americans.
Proud moment for NAPABA
“We congratulate BJay Pak on his confirmation to serve as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia,” said Cyndie M Chang, President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. “A respected community leader and attorney, Mr. Pak’s confirmation is an inspiration for young Asian Pacific American attorneys across the country.”
Pak, who is of Korean descent, has been a member of the legal community for years, and served on the board of the Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, an affiliate of the NAPABA. He was also the former chairman of the NAPABA Government Enforcement and Compliance Committee.
BJay Pak has delivered speeches on various legal education courses sponsored by NAPABA. He is also a recipient of the NAPABA Best Under 40 Award.
Donald Trump’s Choice Being Hailed
Soon after the appointment of Pak, Sen. Johnny Isakson revealed that the chamber confirmed the pick in an executive session.
“President Trump’s selection of BJay Pak as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia was an excellent choice. BJay brings the passion and expertise required for this role, and I have full confidence that he will make Georgians proud as he works to protect their interests and enforce the rule of law,” Isakson said in a statement.
John Horn, the predecessor of Pak, also conveyed his greetings in a statement released by his office.
“I wish the best to my friend, BJay Pak, during what will undoubtedly be an immensely successful term as U.S. attorney. BJay’s skillful leadership and superb judgment will lead the office to even greater accomplishments, and safeguard the tradition of honor and integrity firmly established by those who served in this office before us,” said Horn.
Before serving the General Assembly, BJay Pak served as assistant attorney for the Northern District of Georgia from 2002-2008. During his tenure, he handled various cases, which involved drug trafficking, money laundering, intellectual property and white-collar crimes. Pak is currently a partner at Chambers Pak Burch & Adams LLC.
After completing his BBA from the Stetson University in 1995, Pak joined the University of Illinois and became a law degree holder in 1998.