BioByung J. ("B.J") Pak represents District 108. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Representative Pak
immigrated to the United States at the age of 9. A long time resident of southern Gwinnett
County, he is the first Korean-American ever to be elected to the General Assembly from any
state in the Southeastern United States.
Rep. Pak is a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, a national law firm with over 300 attorneys and five
offices in major cities. His practice focuses on representing individuals and corporate entities in
government investigations, conducting internal corporate investigations, and advising clients on
regulatory compliance matters. He also represents clients in high-stakes civil litigation matters.
Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Representative Pak was an Assistant United States Attorney for
the Northern District of Georgia, Criminal Division, for approximately six years. During his
tenure as a federal prosecutor, he handled numerous high-profiled cases, and was awarded the
Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Case of the Year Award for his work in
dismantling a major Mexican-based drug trafficking organization, the Crime Victim’s Rights
Award for his advocacy on behalf of crime victims, and also earned several nominations for the
Rep. Pak earned his law degree with highest honors from the University of Illinois College of
Law, and his accounting degree from Stetson University, where he was a Florida Academic
Scholar. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois). Rep. Pak currently serves on the
Judiciary Non-civil, Health and Human Services, and Code Revision committees.
Rep. Pak is married to Sandra, an attorney, and the couple has two daughters. They reside in
Lilburn and attend St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Lilburn.