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Peter J. Woo Named Board Chairperson and President of Asian American Insurance Network

IRVINE, CA (February 2, 2023) Nationwide employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is pleased to announce Peter J. Woo has been appointed as Board Chairperson and President of the Asian American Insurance Network (AAIN). In this role, Peter will help further the organization’s mission which is dedicated to the professional development and growth of Asian-Pacific Islander (API) professionals in the insurance and business industries. Peter, who is the organization’s co-founder, concludes his term in May 2024.

“I am delighted that AAIN has appointed Peter as Board Chairperson and President,” said Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Principal Kimya S.P. Johnson. “As one of the founders of AAIN, Peter proactively sought to address gaps in representation and support for API professionals in the insurance and business industries. By creating this network, he continues to distinguish himself within the firm and the industry. We look forward to seeing how the organization will grow and strengthen under Peter’s leadership.”

Peter is the Riverside office litigation manager and a principal in the Orange County office of Jackson Lewis.  He represents businesses and management in labor and employment law matters, including general employment litigation, wage and hour class action/PAGA defense, Title III public accommodation issues, workplace investigations and audits, and advice and counseling.

Peter regularly works with the EPL, D&O, and cyber insurance industry to assist with underwriting and defending and managing claims nationwide.  Peter formerly worked as a senior claims professional in New York for ACE (n/k/a Chubb) and Arya Claims Services, a TPA for Allied World, Starr Indemnity, Beazley, Torus, and other carriers handling D&O, E&O, and EPL claims. 

“I congratulate Peter on his new role as Board Chairperson and President of AAIN,” said Ana C. Shields, Long Island office managing principal and leader of the firm’s Financial Services group. “Peter is an excellent example of the caliber of attorneys we have at Jackson Lewis, and we look forward to his contributions as he works with the organization to advance its mission of fostering and advancing a culture of inclusion and belonging within the insurance and business industries.”

AAIN is a national 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to the professional development and growth of Asian-Pacific Islander (API) professionals in the insurance and business industries through mentorship, networking, continuing education, and social awareness. Members have a vast wealth of experience in all lines of business and personal insurance, and across every insurance-related profession. AAIN seeks to promote API insurance professionals by providing its platform to increase industry recognition and forge strong connections with the Network's diverse and talented members. More information about AAIN can be found at

“I am very pleased for this opportunity from AAIN to create more professional development and growth in the insurance and business community,” said Peter. “Although achieving diversity, equity and inclusion in this profession will not happen overnight, I anticipate taking every role possible in helping to continue AAIN’s mission and facilitate change that will develop a diverse pipeline of leaders in the insurance and business industry.”

Peter earned his J.D. from Southwestern Law School and his B.A. from the University of Washington.

Jackson Lewis’ Irvine office can be reached at (949) 885-1360.

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