Stephen Cha-Kim has been an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York since 2015. He represents the federal government and its agencies before the U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Circuit Courts in a range of affirmative and defensive civil litigation, including financial fraud, healthcare fraud, civil rights, environmental, tax, regulatory, tort, national security, and international law matters. He began his legal career as a Skadden Fellow at Make the Road New York, a community-based organization, providing direct legal services to Spanish-speaking immigrant workers. He subsequently clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge James L. Cott of the S.D.N.Y. and U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang of the Northern District of Illinois.
Stephen also serves as an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law, where he co-teaches a clinical seminar on government civil litigation, and at Fordham University School of Law, where he teaches legal writing and research. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School.