Hyowook Chiang is a Managing Director in Welch Consulting’s Los Angeles office.
Since joining Welch, Dr. Chiang has assisted with a wide range of FLSA and state-specific wage/hour matters such as regular rate of pay, overtime pay, meal/rest break violations, rounding, misclassification, off-the-clock work, donning and doffing, and alternative work arrangements claims. He has provided declarations and deposition testimony, and supported clients in mediation and trial. Dr. Chiang has also assisted clients with nationwide and regional level gender, race, and age discrimination cases involving pay, promotions, performance evaluations, hiring, and terminations. He has conducted numerous pay equity analyses for companies in various industries. He has significant experience in analyzing large/complex databases in class action litigations. He has helped clients in health care, retail, finance, service, and manufacturing industries as either a testifying or consulting expert.
He received his Ph.D. in economics from University of Maryland. Prior to joining Welch Consulting, he worked as an Economist at the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) program at the U.S. Census Bureau, where he conducted research on job and worker flows and firm productivity. He was an analyst at the Bank of Korea where he worked on international financial institutions and domestic money markets. He taught economic statistics and intermediate macroeconomics at the University of Maryland.
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