Grace JiHye Hwang


Grace JiHye Hwang serves as an associate in Coffey Modica’s White Plains office. She has extensive experience in litigation, intellectual property law, trademarks, and contracts. In addition to practicing law, she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in data analytics.


Prior to joining CMO, Grace practiced at a law firm in New York City with a high volume of cases focusing on personal injury field. She has conducted and appeared at depositions, drafted motions and arbitration statements, as well as prepared and served various litigation documents. 

Grace has worked as a Law Fellow at California Lawyers for the Arts in Berkeley, conducting intake interviews with artists regarding their copyright/trademark and contract issues. She was an extern at Sughrue Mion PLLC in Washington, D.C., where she attended litigation meetings for a patent infringement case and presented recent U.S. intellectual property law issues to Korean readers. Grace also has experience in legal technology, serving as a TIG Intern at Inland Counties Legal Services as part of Access to Justice program, where she built simple interviews on online platform.

While in law school, Grace participated in IP & Transaction clinic, helping clients with filing trademark registrations, copyright registrations, and reviewing their contracts/term sheet. Her team successfully drafted a reply brief for a TTAB proceeding when another entity was opposing to their client’s trademark application. She also participated in Immigration clinic where she was able to take phone intakes of detainees and draft an appeals brief.

Grace is fluent in Korean and has beginner-level Chinese skills.



  • New York 
  • New Jersey


  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D.
  • Ewha Womans University, B.A.
  • Stephens College and University of Missouri, exchange student programs