Speakers

SESSION - IP 2

[22:20 - 23:30, Thursday, 30 September 2021]

Why are Korean companies suing in the US?
(Compare differences in discovery, damages) 

Moderator

Ho Jun Yeom

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. (Partner)

Name:    HojunYeom

Company (position):      Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. (Partner)

Contact info: hojun.yeom@bkl.co.kr / +82-10-5227-4737

Attorney Hojun YEOM, a partner of BKL, focuses on, including, without limitation, IP Litigation & Counseling; Trade Secrets & Corporate Information Protection; IP Transactions, Licensing & Strategy.

After being appointed as a judge in 2003, he worked as a judge at the Patent Court and as the Director…. And worked as a judge for 18 years until he finally retired as a Presiding Judge at the Intellectual Property Division of the Seoul Central District Court in 2021. He obtained his master of Laws degree (LL.M) in intellectual property law from Seoul National University and studied as a visiting researcher at the Georgetown Law Center.

He lectured on the patent law at the Judicial Research and Training Institute of Supreme Court, and co-authored the ONJU Patent Law, ONJU Copyright Law, interpretation of Trademarks Law, interpretation of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, interpretation of Industrial Design Protection Act, interpretation of Copyright Law, Defend Trade Secrets Act, Commentary on the employee invention system, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, and Entertainment Law and published a number of intellectual property papers.

Ho Jun Yeom

BKL

Speaker

Daniel Young Lee

LG Energy Solution (Professional / In-house Counsel)

Name:    Daniel Young Lee

Company (position):      LG Energy Solution

(Professional / In-house Counsel)

Contact info: daeyounglee@lgensol.com / +82-2-3773-3086

Daniel Young Lee is an in-house IP counsel at LG Energy Solution, Ltd. His responsibilities include drafting and reviewing contracts for various IP transactions, leading negotiations on IP-related matters, and managing daily tasks for IP litigations in foreign jurisdictions, especially in the US. In particular, he served as in-house case manager for multiple complex, high-stake patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation cases in the field of Lithium-ion batteries, working closely with outside counsels to prepare litigation strategy, manage fact/expert discovery, and review drafts of court filings. His experience in intellectual property matters expands into other chemical technology areas as well, such as petrochemical and advance materials businesses.

Daniel is admitted to practice in the state of New York and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Daniel Young Lee

LG Energy Solution

Speaker

Andrew Y. Choung

Nixon Peabody (Partner)

    

Name:    Andrew Y. Choung

Company (position):      Nixon Peabody (Partner)

Contact info: achoung@nixonpeabody.com

https://www.nixonpeabody.com/en/team/choung-andrew

Andrew Choung is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property group and focuses his practice on high-tech, complex patent litigation, and Patent Trial and Appeal Board proceedings such as inter partes review. He has experience practicing in both the United States and Asia and has counseled clients on cross-border matters, including multi-country patent enforcement.  Andrew represents a wide variety of clients, with a focus on Korean universities, research institutes, and companies. Leveraging his background, Andrew advises clients within various high-tech industries including telecommunications technologies, display and display materials technologies, semiconductors and semiconductor manufacturing equipment, automotive and aeronautical technologies, software, internet technologies, business and financial methods, PC games, and virtual worlds and assets. In addition, he counsels clients on strategic development of licensing and monetization programs, patent portfolio development, acquisitions and licensing, and IP due diligence.

Andrew Y. Choung

Nixon Peabody

Speaker

Cho Rong Yun

Yulchon LCC (Partner)

Name:    Cho Rong Yun

Company (position):      Yulchon LCC (Partner)

Contact info: cryun@yulchon.com / +82-2-528-5985

Chorong Yun is a partner at Yulchon who practices primarily in the area of Intellectual Property, Healthcare, Data Privacy. Ms. Yun received her degree in pharmacy from Chung-Ang University, College of Pharmacy in 2010 and received her pharmacist license in the same year. After receiving her J.D. from Seoul National University Law School in 2013, she joined Yulchon. Ms. Yun has an experience of working as an intern in the New York office of Goodwin Procter LLP after completing LL.M. program in the UCLA School of Law.

Cho Rong Yun

Yulchon

Commentator

Michael J. RYE

Cantor Colburn

Name:    Michael J. Rye

Company(position):      Cantor Colburn (Partner and Litigation Department Co-Chair)

Contact info:mrye@cantorcolburn.com / +1-860-286-2929

Michael Rye is a trial lawyer of more than 20 years’ experience whose varied intellectual property litigation practice runs the gamut of litigation from injunction hearings through appeal for domestic and international clients in a wide variety of industries, which often involve complex technologies. Mike’s client-oriented case management style is practical and productive. His command of the legal process involves understanding the written rules and procedures as well as the unwritten rules. He has a proven ability to solve complex legal problems through strategic planning and preparation. Mike’s practice emphasizes patent litigation, but often involves trademark, trade dress, copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, licensing, and other related commercial and business litigation. Mike has acted as lead litigation counsel in courts throughout the United States, including multi-district litigation and numerous Federal District courts. He co-chairs Cantor Colburn's Litigation Department.

Michael J. RYE

High Court Judge

Commentator

Young Gi Kim

High Court Judge

Name:    Kim, Young Gi

Company (position):      High Court Judge

Contact info: warmheart071@gmail.com

Judge Kim studied Jurisprudence at Korea University in Seoul, Korea, and completed LL.M.(IP Specialization) at UCLA in California, U.S.A. Afterward, He was invited to U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas as a fellowship judge. He has been on the bench for about 15 years, and served as the Director of Judicial Policy at the National Court Administration of South Korea. Currently, he presides over hearings at the Patent Court of Korea as a High Court Judge after serving as a judge for Seoul Central District Court for IP division. He recently completed the online course of Hague Academy of International Law by WIPO and gave a lecture at the 2021 Korea-WIPO Trademark Exam Practice Education Program. He is the co-author of the book, New U.S. Patent Law.

Young Gi Kim

High Court Judge

SESSION - Technology

[22:20 - 23:30, Thursday, 30 September 2021]

Legal landscape of emerging businesses driven by new technologies 

In session 02, we will discuss the legal landscape of emerging businesses that have been leading the market in the recent years, such as OTT business, internet business, on line platform and electronic commerce. The discussion will focus on the regulations and key issues that lawyers should be aware when dealing with these businesses.

Moderator

Michael Chung

Bowman & Brooke

Name:    Michael Chung

Company(position):      Bowman & Brooke

Contact info: michael.chung@bowmanandbrooke.com

Michael Chung is an experienced litigator, concentrating his practice on the defense of automotive clients in product liability and warranty litigation, including Kia and Hyundai.

His previous experience includes starting the Korea Practice of a Los Angeles trial firm, where he represented Korea-based companies (both public and private) in commercial litigation matters in federal and state court.

Michael has handled the successful defense of a multi-million dollar claim on behalf of a major Korean light-emitting diode (LED) manufacturer in federal district court; the defense of a former executive of a Korean battery manufacturer in state court in a cross-border dispute where issues of both Korean and U.S. law were implicated; and an appeal on behalf of a Korea-based electronics parts manufacturer of a $1 million breach of contract action before the California Court of Appeal.

Michael graduated from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago Law School.

Michael Chung

Bowman & Brooke

Speaker

Sung, Chan Woo

D’LIGHT Law Group (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Name:    Sung, Chan Woo

Company (position):      D’LIGHT Law Group (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Contact info: cws@dlightlaw.com, +82-2-2051-1870

Sung, Chan Woo is a Senior Foreign Attorney who honed his legal expertise at the New York boutique Burke & Parsons and the Korean law firm Bae, Kim & Lee before moving in-house at major multinational companies including LG Display, Philip Morris Korea, Homeplus Group (Tesco Affiliate), and Diageo Korea (covering North Asia incl. Korea & Japan).

Based on his diverse experience, Mr. Sung creatively cuts through the complex and fast-changing business and regulatory environment, and provides clients with expedient strategic and legal advice, to help clients complete international deals and battle various commercial and regulatory disputes.

Mr. Sung assists D’LIGHT Law Group’s diverse clientele, startups to multinationals, with international commercial transactions (including technology licensing), compliance/regulatory investigations and internal audits, and international disputes including arbitration.

Chan Woo Sung

D’LIGHT

Speaker

Jun Yong Park

WeAdvise Law (Managing Partner)

Name:  Jun Yong Park

Company (position):      WeAdvise Law(Managing Partner)

Contact info: jypark@weadvise.co.kr / +82-2-518-0005

Joon Yong Park leads Corporate, M&A, and Investment Practice Group at WeAdvise Law as a managing partner. Before joining WeAdvise Law in 2020, he worked for Bae, Kim & Lee LLC for 15 years, specializing in the areas of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), e-commerce, data protection, and relevant litigation. He earned his LL.B and LL.M degree at Seoul National University, College of Law and another LL.M degree at Columbia Law School. He is licensed to practice in Korea and the New York State.

Jun Yong Park

WeAdvise Law 

Speaker

Scott Weingaertner

White & Case

 

 

 

Name:    Scott Weingaertner

Company(position):      White & Case

 

 

Contact info:

Scott Weingaertner has focused on complex technology disputes and related counseling issues for nearly thirty years.  Scott has been called upon by industry leaders to resolve some of their largest disputes, often involving intellectual property and licensing issues. 

In addition to handling other high-risk disputes for Google, he was engaged to defend the company’s Android mobile smartphone platform against an attempt by Oracle to enjoin it based on alleged patent infringement, claiming $6 billion in damages.  Scott’s team focused on the seven asserted patents and dismantled Oracle’s patent case in its entirety.  In what the Judge in that case called “The World Series of Patent Cases,” Oracle did not even appeal its complete loss.

A great deal of Scott’s practice has concerned licensing disputes, as well as handling disputes that arose out of or otherwise concerned technology licenses.  He has particular experience in a resolving major disputes concerning software license agreements, including in arbitration and related district court actions.  He has successfully defended a leading U.S.-based computer company in a jury trial involving network security technology, and has prevailed in court for leading U.S. phone companies, for a leader in the insurtech business, and in a variety of technology-driven life sciences disputes.

Scott and his team were awarded Managing IP Law's Milestone Case of the Year for their successful defense of Google's Android platform, which (as noted above) Oracle had sought to enjoin. He is ranked as a leading practitioner by Best Lawyers, IAM 1000, IAM Strategy 300 and other directories.  Scott earned his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, after working as an automation and controls engineer after earning his S.B. and S.M. degrees at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he conducted research at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. Scott began his education at the United States Air Force Academy where he studied physics, before transferring to M.I.T.

Scott Weingaertner

White & Case

Speaker

Jun Hee Lee

Yulchon

Name:    Jun Hee Lee

Company(position):      Yulchon(Partner)

Contact info: jhlee@yulchon.com / +822-528-5574

Mr. Jun Hee Lee is a partner at Yulchon LLC who practices primarily in the areas of Fintech, Payment, Financial Regulations, e-Commerce and Platform Business. Mr. Lee previously worked at Kim & Chang for fourteen years as an expertise and leader of Fintech/Finance IT team. He also served as general counsel and compliance officer of Hyundai Card. After that, He moved to Coupang Corp., one of the biggest e-commerce giants in Korea and served as deputy general counsel, Fintech and Payment, supporting various fintech and payment related services/products and spin-off of Coupang Pay Ltd.  At Yulchon, Mr. Lee leads its Fintech team and works for various domestic and foreign corporate clients such as fintech companies, financial companies and e-commerce platform companies.

Jun Hee Lee

Yulchon

SESSION - Women In Law

[22:20 - 23:30, Thursday, 30 September 2021]

The necessity of female director quota in an organization and current laws about female quota system 

Although women’s participation in society has increased, many women have not yet entered the decision-making group. In Korea, to correct this phenomenon, the quota system for female directors was introduced as a law in 2020 and will be applied in earnest from 2022. We look at the legislative practices of other countries on the quota system for female directors and look at ways to improve them.

Moderator

Edward Dhong

D’LIGHT Law Group (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Name:    Edward Dhong

Company(position):      Senior Foreign Attorney, Yoon & Yang LLC

Contact info: edward.dhong@yoonyang.com +82-10-4905-8610

Edward Dhong is a Senior Foreign Attorney at Yoon & Yang with a focus on corporate investigations, regulatory compliance, anti-trust/competition, labor/employment, and general corporate law.

Prior to Yoon & Yang, Edward was IBM’s Head of Corporate Investigations in Asia Pacific, Greater China Group and Japan responsible for privileged investigations across the region.   His earlier roles in IBM included oversight of all legal matters in Korea as Senior Regional Counsel leading a team of lawyers, contracts specialists and other professionals. Edward was also IBM’s Trust & Compliance Officer responsible for implementing IBM’s corporate compliance programs throughout Korea as well as the Lead Counsel managing IBM's litigation and M&A transactions across Asia Pacific. Prior to IBM, Edward was an attorney at the San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices of Baker & McKenzie and Coudert Brothers with extensive transactional experience in corporate, M&A, securities, investment, and other transactional matters.

Edward currently serves as a director of the International Association of Korean Lawyers. In the past, he also served as the Chairman of the In House Counsel Form (2017-2018), an Advisor to the Anti- Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC) of Korea (2016-2017) and a Co-Chair of the Compliance & Ethics Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Korea (2013-2016 and 2019-current).

Edward Youngchul Dong

Yoon & Yang

Speaker

Shin-Jae Kim

Tozzinifreire.Advogados (Senior Partner)

Name:    Shin-Jae Kim

Company (position):    Tozzinifreire.Advogados (Senior Partner)

Contact info: skim@tozzinifreire.com.br

(https://tozzinifreire.com.br/en/advogados/shin-jae-kim)

Shin-Jae Kim is head of TozziniFreire’s Compliance & Investigation practice group and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Shin Jae Kim is a pioneer in the development of the Compliance field in Brazil. She is a specialist in the strategic coordination of initiatives that involve relationships with government bodies and corporate investigations. Respected for her leading practice and over 30 years of experience in corporate law, M&A and in the sale of companies as well, she counsels investors from several different countries in their inbound and outbound investments. She is also head of the Asia Practice Group, directly coordinating the Korea Desk.

In addition, Shin chairs and speaks at several forums and international events focused on anti-corruption, corporate governance and investigations matters. Shin co-headed the creation of the Latin American Compliance & Investigation League, which involves the top Latin America law firms in this practice. As a member of the Advisory Board of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE), Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) and the editorial board of Global Investigations Review, she is also consistently recommended as a leading lawyer by international legal publications, such as Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 and Latin Lawyer 250.

Shin-Jae Kim

Tozzinifreire.Advogados 

Speaker

Sung-Eun(Summer) Kim

Universityof California, Irvine, School of Law (Professor of Law)

Name:    Sung-Eun(Summer) Kim

Company (position):    Universityof California, Irvine, School of Law (Professor of Law)

Contact info: skim@law.uci.edu

Summer Kim is Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law. Professor Kim’s primary research and teaching interests are in corporate law, corporate governance, financial regulation and contracts. Professor Kim’s current research projects focus on the consumer role in the governance of contemporary firms and the impact of emerging technologies on corporate law, governance, and practice. 

Professor Kim is a co-author of the popular teaching casebook, Business Organizations: Cases, Problems & Case Studies, with Professor Cynthia Williams of Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and Professor D. Gordon Smith, Dean and Woodruff J. Deem Professor of Law of BYU Law School.

Prior to law teaching, Professor Kim practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis and Shearman & Sterling, where she specialized in the areas of debt finance and capital markets. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Seoul National University. She is a member of the New York and California bars.

Summer Kim

UC Irvine Law School

Speaker

Sunhee-Park

East Asian Lawyers Organisation

Name:  Sun-Hee Park

Company (position):  East Asian Lawyers Organisation

Contact info: contact@eastasianlawyers.org

SunHee has been a finance lawyer in the City for over two decades, both in private practice and in-house.  She set up the East Asian Lawyers Organisation in 2019, to tackle the severe lack of East and South East Asian representation in the legal profession. SunHee is a board advisor to, and investor in, London fintechs and she is particularly supportive of those with female founding members.

Sun-Hee Park

East Asian Lawyers Organisation

Commentator

Heejung Choi

Director at KWLA (Korea Women Lawyers Association)

Name:    Heejung Choi

Company (position):    Director at KWLA (Korea Women Lawyers Association)

Contact info: T : 02-720-4023 / 010-2326- 4023

   E : hj4023.choi@gmail.com

Heejung Choi is an attorney at law admitted to the Korean and New York bars, running her own office and takes a role as a director at KWLA. Before opening her office, she worked as an in-house counsel at the Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. 15 years where she handled various competition, trade secret issues including occupational diseases negotiations.

Her specialty is competition law and compliance and now she is engaged in the Korean Women's Lawyers Association and carries out various public interest activities to promote and protect the rights and interests of women and children.

KWLA hosted a symposium on the women director quota system in the Korean Capital Market Act in 2020 at Korea National Assembly where Heejung Choi presented legal and practical issues regarding this theme.

Heejung Choi

KWLA

Commentator

Eunice Kim

Samsung Biologics

Eunice K. Kim, member of NY Bar, recently retired as professor ofEwha Womans University Law School where she has served as Vice Presidentfor International Affairs, Dean of Ewha International Co-ed Summer College and Director of Ewha Institute for Gender & Law. Prior to joining Ewha, sheserved in senior management positions in the financial sector, in Korea and Japan, including Hana Financial Group,Citibank Japan Ltd., Citibank Korea Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Korea Ltd., and Franklin Templeton Asset Management Co., Ltd.

She currently serves as an independent director on the Board of Samsung Biologics and previously served in the same role on the Board of KB Financial Group.She also serves on the board of several non-profit public interest organizations.

She received her JD from Yale Law School and graduated magna cum laude from Yale College.

Eunice Kim

Samsung Biologics

SESSION - Insolvency

[09:00-10:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]

Fireside Chat with Two Sitting Korean/ Korean American Federal Judges and Insolvency Industry Experts from Around the World 

Our session will discuss various issues relating to insolvency or restructuring fields during COVID19 Pandemic period. We invited all the panelists from outside distinguished experts in different regions including bankruptcy judges in the US court and Korean court. The judges will introduce and discuss important court practices dealing with insolvency matters under the pandemic season from the perspective of the US law and the Korean law. The other experts on insolvency law practices or restructuring area will present and discuss various issues and suggest practical solutions for companies facing insolvency or restructuring problems in different jurisdiction. We guarantee that our session will be more than interactive and interesting to the audience by sharing valuable practical insight on insolvency or restructuring area.

Moderator

Scott H Yun

Central District of California, Riverside Division (Bankruptcy Judge)

Name:    Scott H Yun

Company (position):      Central District of California, Riverside Division (Bankruptcy Judge)

Contact info:

On June 23, 2014, Scott H. Yun was sworn in as a bankruptcy judge for the Central District of California, Riverside Division.  Judge Yun received his B.A., cum laude, from University of California, Los Angeles in 1993 and his J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1996.  During law school, he was an extern for the Honorable Barry Russell, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.

Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Yun was a shareholder of Stutman, Treister & Glatt in Los Angeles, California, where he specialized in representing debtors, committees, and other constituents in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.  Prior to entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Ernest M. Robles, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California.

Scott H Yun

Bankruptcy Judge, Central District of California, Riverside Division

Speaker

Haemin Lee

Seoul Bankruptcy Court (Judge)

Name:    Haemin Lee

Company (position):      Seoul Bankruptcy Court (Judge)

Contact info: peaceonland@scourt.go.kr

Judge Lee joined the bench in South Korea in 2009, and has been serving on the Seoul Bankruptcy Court since 2021, mainly focusing on corporate and cross-border insolvency cases.  She recently joined the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH in the Hague as a judge on secondment.

She holds both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Seoul National University, the latter in international investment law.  Judge Lee has completed a summer training in European law at Munich University in Germany and received her LL.M degree in International Economic Law, Business & Policy from Stanford Law School in 2018.

She has served as a National Correspondent for UNCITRAL’s CLOUT(UNCITRAL’s information and case-sharing platform) since 2009. She also served as a member of the Korean Delegation for UNCITRAL Working Group meetings in 2016 and 2019.

She wrote her Master’s thesis on “Denial of Justice in International Investment Treaty Arbitration,” and has written extensively on international commercial and investment law, including on CISG, ISDS, Third-Party Funding, Enforcement of Foreign judgments and cross-border insolvency.

Haemin Lee

Seoul Bankruptcy Court

Speaker

David Kim

KordaMentha (Executive Director)

Name:    David Kim

Company (position):      KordaMentha (Executive Director)

Contact info: dkim@kordamentha.com

David Kim is an Executive Director with KordaMentha and has over 14 years’ experience in corporate recovery, restructuring and insolvency engagements having spent the past seven years based in Singapore. He has extensive international working experience in jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and the Offshore Islands.

A licensed insolvency practitioner in Singapore, he has experience in all forms of formal insolvency processes in diverse industries including oil and gas, shipping, manufacturing and retail.

He is able to communicate in Korean and has also advised companies and creditors in matters in South Korea.

He is a Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand), Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and CA (Singapore) of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and is currently completing the Global Insolvency Practice Course to become a Fellow of Insol International.

David Kim

KordaMentha

Speaker

Edward Kim

Provincefirm (Principal)

Name:    Edward Kim

Company (position):      Provincefirm (Principal)

Contact info: ekim@provincefirm.com

Mr. Kim is primarily focused on M&A and restructuring advisory services for companies or their creditors across the healthcare services, real estate, and business services industries. Most recently, Mr. Kim has advised a global healthcare services company in originating and executing multiple, strategic acquisitions of key provider assets across the US. He has also represented both debtors and creditors’ committees of various retail and business services companies and has executed 363 auctions on behalf of debtor clients. Prior to joining Province, Mr. Kim worked at Alvarez & Marsal, where he provided his valuation and leveraged finance expertise in a restructuring context and worked on distressed M&A sale processes.

Mr. Kim has significant prior investment banking, capital markets and real estate operating expertise. Mr. Kim spent several years working at the Rhodes Companies, Nevada’s largest privately owned real estate developer and homebuilder. He led internal efforts to realign the capital structure and to enable access to institutional capital markets. Mr. Kim also has over 12 years of experience working at bulge-bracket institutions (most recently, at Merrill Lynch), focusing on structured and leveraged finance and financial sponsor advisory. He has substantial expertise in structuring both cash flow and asset-backed leveraged products and has been involved in many of the largest domestic and foreign leveraged buyouts and bank financings in history.

Edward Kim

Principal, Provincefirm

Speaker

Jennifer Stam

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Name:    Jennifer Stam

Company (position):      Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Contact info: stam@nortonrosefulbright.com

Jennifer Stam is a restructuring and insolvency lawyer. Her practice focuses on commercial insolvency, corporate restructuring, corporate law, bankruptcy and financial services.

Jennifer offers a broad range of services including in- and out-of-court restructurings, acquisitions, commercial financing transactions and enforcement matters. She has acted as counsel for debtors, secured and unsecured lenders, purchasers and court officers in several complex national and international matters.

Jennifer regularly publishes, teaches and speaks in this area of law. She is the 2020 president of the Toronto chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and an active member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada.

•          Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2021: recommended in Insolvency & Financial Restructuring; 2016: Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada

•          Who's Who Legal: Canada - Restructuring & Insolvency 2020

•          Chambers Global, Canada: Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers and Partners, 2019

•          Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Restructuring/Insolvency, Chambers and Partners, 2017-2021

•          Best Lawyers in Canada: Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, 2020-2021

Jennifer Stam

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

SESSION - In-house Counsel

[09:00-10:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]
Navigating the Perilous Seas of Joint Venture as In-House Counsel

Moderator

I. Moses Sye

Hyundai Corporation Holdings (Senior Corporate Counsel in charge of all legal)

Name:    I. Moses Sye

Company (position):      Hyundai Corporation Holdings (Senior Corporate Counsel)

Contact info: moses@hyundaicorp.com, +82-10-4192-6879

Moses Sye is a Washington, D.C. and North Carolina attorney and the senior corporate counsel in charge of all legal matters for Hyundai Corporation Holdings. In addition to general litigation, outside counsel management, and contract review, Moses’ responsibilities include advising on trademark licensing, cosmetics, joint ventures, trade etc.

Previous experience as an attorney with Moore & Van Allen and KPMG representing corporations in energy and financial sectors includes representing and advising on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-related matters, government investigation of financial institutions, investment structures, beneficial ownership, and permanent establishment.

With non-legal work experience as embassy banquet manager, English teacher, army infantryman and interpreter, and salesperson, Moses delivers insightful solutions by immersing in the underlying business.

Moses earned his LL.M. in energy and environmental law at the University of Texas at Austin where he was an editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas, and Energy Law, a J.D. at Charlotte School of Law as a Presidential Honors Scholar and APALSA President, and an LL.B. at Sungkyunkwan University.

Moses is active in professional interest groups such as IHCF, NAPABA, and IAKL as its Corporate Counsel Committee Chair, and was the CAPABA Membership Chair as well as a Mecklenburg Bar Foundation member.

Moses Sye

Hyundai Corporation Holdings

Speaker

DK Donghyun Kim

DLA Piper (Of Counsel/Foreign Legal Consultant)

Name: DK Donghyun Kim

Company (position): DLA Piper (Of Counsel/Foreign Legal Consultant)

License: California, Washington D.C.

Contact info:

E-mail: dk.kim@dlapiper.com

Telephone number: +82 2 6270 8855  

DK Donghyun Kim is an of counsel at DLA Piper's Seoul office in Korea. DK also worked at DLA’s San Francisco Office. DK specializes in advising Korean and international clients on a wide range of cross-border dispute matters involving corporate, technology, energy, and construction sectors.

DK is named as an “Acritas Star” for three consecutive years (2019-2021) by Acritas. DK is also ranked by Chambers Global as the "Associate to Watch" (2018~2021). A client notes DK as a "talented and dedicated" associate who "gives insightful advice." DK was also named as the "Next Generation Lawyer" in Projects & Energy and International Arbitration by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017.

Before joining DLA Piper, DK worked as an in-house counsel at POSCO and was the recipient of "POSCO CEO's Award of Excellence" and "Legal Affairs Dept. EVP's Award of Excellence." DK served as a judge advocate in the Republic of Korea’s Navy and Marine Corp. Before he joined the military, he worked at the Korean Government Legal Service firm advising government agencies.

DK also received the Certificate of Qualification from the National Committee on Accreditation for the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2018.

DK Donghyun Kim

DLA Piper

Speaker

Grace Shin-young, Choi

KT (Corporate Counsel)

Name:    Grace Shin-young, Choi

Company (position):      KT (Corporate Counsel)

Contact info:

E-mail: choishinyoung0526@gmail.com

Tel: 82-10-5125-0275

Grace Shin-young Choi is a corporate counsel for KT. Grace worked as a spokesperson for the Korean Bar Association (KBA) and is a board member of the IAKL, Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) and In-House Counsel Forum (IHCF). Also, she is a director of Young Lawyers Committee, LawAsia.

Previously, she worked at Synopsys, which is a semiconductor software company headquartered in Silicon Valley, as a corporate counsel. While representing the Global IT company, she worked with local law firms in Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Also, she worked at Digital Content Start-Up business as a chief strategy officer.

Grace completed her coursework for Doctorate degree in law at Korea University and as a candidate for Doctor of Juridical Science in IT law, published papers in the KCI registered Journals and multiple articles regarding Digital Market, Data law, Privacy, and AI. She earned her J.D. at Konkuk Law School (scholarship recipient) where she was the editor for Law Review and LL.B. at Yonsei University Summa Cum Laude with the greatest honor where she was the vice-chief editor for Yonsei Official Journal and the recipient of “Best Presentation Award” and “Best Speaker of the Year”.

Shin Young Choi

KT

Speaker

Kwang-Wook Choi

Citibank Korea Inc. (Vice President in Legal Counsel & Regulatory Department)

Name:    Kwang-Wook Choi

Company (position):    Citibank Korea Inc. (Vice President in Legal Counsel & Regulatory Department)

Contact info: kwchoi414@gmail.com, +82-10-5389-8504

Kwang-Wook is a Korean attorney and the in-house counsel in charge of Legal Counsel & Regulatory Department of Citibank Korea Inc. Kwang-Wook supports the bank’s Institutional Client Group (ICG) on capital markets, banking regulations and other various legal matters, mainly for Markets business and Trust Department. 

Prior to joining Citi, Kwang-Wook worked at Kim, Choi & Lim (KCL) and Jung & Sohn (Hwahyun), where he provided various legal advice for areas such as corporate, M&A, finance, and litigation.

Kwang-Wook also worked for the Ministry of Justice, representing the government in civil, administrative, and constitutional litigations. And Kwang-Wook also worked for the Korea Legal Aid Corporation as a Public Service Advocate.

Kwang-Wook graduated from Yonsei University with a B.A. in law Summa Cum Laude. After passing the Korean bar exam in 2008, Kwang-Wook completed the course at Korea’s Judicial Research and Training Institute.

Kwangwook Choi

Citibank Korea Inc

Speaker

Jeongwon Yoon

Samsung C&T Corporation (legal counsel)

Name:    Jeongwon Yoon

Company (position):      Samsung C&T Corporation (legal counsel)

Contact info: yjw.attorney@samsung.com, +82-10-3849-0516

Jeongwon Yoon is a Korean attorney and in-house counsel at Samsung C&T Corporation’s fashion division. Jeongwon has handled various cross-border deals, overseas contract review and advised on IP issues, SPA/SHA, JV, local regulations and investigations by the Korean Fair Trade Commission.

Before Jeongwon joined Samsung, she worked as a legal counsel at Korean Energy Agency, focusing on renewable energy/ESS/EMS and helped review energy related legislations. Jeongwon has wide experiences of litigations in Korea as well, from criminal, civil cases focusing on real estate to administrative litigations.

Jeongwon is admitted to the Korean bar and was trained at the Judicial Research and Training Institute and earned her bachelor’s degree of law and master’s degree of financial administrative law from Ewha Womans University.

Jeongwon Yoon

Samsung C&T Corporation

SESSION - Immigration/Family Law

[09:00-10:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]

Family reunification rights

In general, family reunification refers to the situation where family members join other members of the family who are already living and working in another country in a regular situation. Over the past half a century, family reunification has become a major cause for legal immigration in many countries, including in Korea where has recently surfaced family separation issue in an international marriage, issues related to adoption, and, of course, deportation cases. Therefore, the purpose of this session is to analyze the legal framework regulating family reunification rights in the light of current international and regional human rights law and jurisprudence through specific cases studies.

Moderator

Joseph Juhn

Diaspora Film Production, LLC, Representative Director, Documentary Film Director

Name:    Joseph Juhn

Company(position):      Diaspora Film Production, LLC, Representative Director, Documentary Film Director

Contact info: joseph.juhn@gmail.com

Joseph  Juhn  is  a Korean  American  lawyer-turned-documentary filmmaker.  Prior to becoming a full-time doc-maker, Joseph worked as a New York attorney for 4 years at a Korean government agency based in Manhattan, specializing in Intellectual Property and Startup law.  A  serendipitous  backpacking  trip  to  Cuba  in  2015  changed  Joseph's  life  when  he  ran  into  a  Korean  descendant  by  chance,  inspiring  him  to  rekindle  his  storytelling aspirations. 

 

<JERONIMO> is Joseph’s first feature film, which has been accepted to 18 film festivals around the globe and opened in theaters in Korea in November, 2019, receiving one of the highest audience ratings that year. He is currently working on his next feature documentary project, <CHOSEN>, which is about 5 Korean Americans that ran for US Congress in 2020, 4 of whom were elected. Joseph earned a BA in Film & Video at UC San Diego, and a JD at Syracuse University College of Law.

Joseph Juhn

Diaspora Film Production, LLC

Speaker

James T. Davis

Associate Professor & LLM Director at Handong International Law School

Name:    James T. Davis

Company (position):      Associate Professor & LLM Director at Handong International Law School

Contact info: jtdavis@handong.edu

James T. Davis has been a Law Professor at Handong International Law School in Pohang since 2006, where he teaches Family Law, Business Associations, Advanced Property, and Legal Research and Writing. He grew up in Louisiana, USA and studied law at McGeorge Law School (Sacramento, California), and practiced law in the State of Arkansas, before coming to Handong. He is married to Hee Yong Kang of Busan, Korea.

James T. Davis

Handong Int’l Law School, Faculty Member- Associate Prof & LLM Director

Speaker

Takgon Lee

UNHCR

Name:    Takgon Lee

Company (position):      UNHCR Korea (Associate Legal Officer)

Contact info: leet@unhcr.org / takgon.lee@gmail.com

Attorney Takgon Lee is an associate legal officer working at UNHCR Korea. Before joining UNHCR, he worked as a public interest lawyer focusing on rights of refugees and migrants. He also serves as the secretary in the Refugees and Migrants Special Committee of the Korean Bar Association. Attorney Lee received Juris Doctor in Korea in 2013, and was admitted to the Korea Bar Association in 2013 the California Bar in 2015.

Takgon Lee

UNHCR

Speaker

Teri Kang

Attorney of Salim Law Office

Name:    Teri Kang

Company (position):      Attorney of Salim Law Office

Contact info: teri.kang@salimlaw.co.kr

Attorney Kang currently practices law as a lawyer & legal researcher at the Human Rights Beyond Borders (HRBB)…. as an advisory attorney at the Migrant Center Friends and…. she worked as a counselor for the National Human Rights Commission…. has always been interested in the human rights field and has researched similar topics.

Teri Kang

SALIM Law Office

Speaker

Suah Ahn

In-house lawyer at Wemadetree

Name:    Suah Ahn

Company (position):      In-house lawyer at Wemadetree

Contact info: suahahn612@gmail.com

U.S. Attorney Suah Ahn was admitted to District of Columbia Bar in 2018. Studied at Handong International Law School and graduated from the Law School, after admitted to the Bar, Attorney Ahn currently works as an in-house lawyer for Wemadetree since early 2020.

Suah Ahn

Wemade Tree

SESSION - IP 1

[10:30-11:40, Friday, 1 October 2021]

Recent IP Trends and Issues

Moderator

Samuel SungMokLee

Yulchon LLC (Partner/ Senior Foreign Counsel)

Name:  Samuel SungMokLee

 

Company (position):      Yulchon LLC (Partner/ Senior Foreign Counsel)

 

Contact info: samuellee@yulchon.com / +82-2-528-5942

 

Samuel Lee is a U.S. attorney in the firm’s IP & Technology Practice where he specializes in intellectual property law, international disputes, IP transactions (including acquisition and licensing), and technology due diligence in the electrical, chemical, and software arts.  Mr. Lee utilizes both his in-house and law firm experience to provide clients with real-world legal advice.

Prior to joining Yulchon, Mr. Lee served as senior legal counsel at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. where he personally managed patent litigation throughout the world for Samsung’s Semiconductor, Telecommunications, Visual Display, and LED Business Units.  Representative venues include the U.S. International Trade Commission, the US District Courts (e.g., EDTX, EDVA, NDCA, Delaware, and Wisconsin), the German district courts, and the Japanese district courts.  Mr. Lee has hands-on experience with every aspect of US litigation, include setting up efficient and cost-effective e-discovery processes and protocols. 

As a partner at Dergosits& Noah, LLP and as an associate at Baker Botts, Mr. Lee advised both Fortune 500 and medium-sized companies on all aspects of intellectual property from both a plaintiff and defendant perspective.  As in-house counsel for the Procter & Gamble Company, Mr. Lee advised business units on patent portfolio management, litigation, and freedom-to-operate opinions.

Samuel SungMokLee

Yulchon

Speaker

Soohyun (Stacy) Park

Procopio (Associate)

Name:    Soohyun (Stacy) Park

Company (position):      Procopio (Associate)

Contact info: stacy.park@procopio.com / +1-858-720-6333

Soohyun “Stacy” Park counsels clients on a variety of litigation matters with a particular emphasis on intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks and trade secrets. Stacy represents a variety of clients from individuals to Fortune 500 companies and companies outside of the United States. Stacy assists clients during all phases of litigation including pre-filing advice and negotiation, discovery, depositions, expert discovery, motion practice, trial and post-trial motions. Stacy is licensed to practice in California and Oregon.

Soohyun (Stacy) Park

Procopio

Speaker

Wonyoung Chung

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. (Partner)

Name:    Wonyoung Chung

Company (position):      Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. (Partner)

Contact info: wonyoung.chung@bkl.co.kr / +82-2-3404-0956

Wonyoung CHUNG is a partner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. She mainly engages in resolution of disputes over infringement of intellectual property rights, provides advice on foreign lawsuits for Korean companies and management strategies relating to intellectual property rights for Japanese companies.

She graduated from Department of Applied Chemistry, College of Engineering, Kobe University, and She earned a master’s degree from Graduate School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, KAIST. Based on her knowledge and experience in chemical engineering, bio and medicine areas, she represents and advises Korean and Japanese companies in relation to intellectual property rights. She graduated from Chungnam National University Law School and passed the 1st Korean Bar Examination. Before joining BKL, she worked at a law firm specialized in intellectual property rights for about four and a half years.

Won Young Chung

BKL

Speaker

Yeonwoo Park

Lee&Ko (Associate)

Name:    Yeonwoo Park

Company (position):      Lee&Ko (Associate)

Contact info: yeonwoo.park@leeko.com / +82-2-772-5927

Yeonwoo Park is an associate in the IP Practice Group at Lee & Ko in Seoul, where he advises clients on a wide range of IP issues (including patents, trademarks, designs, unfair competition, trade secrets, licensing, and employee inventions), and represents them before the Korean courts, administrative and investigative agencies, and the Patent Office’s Intellectual Property Trial and Appeal Board. Before joining Lee & Ko, he was a public advocate with the Ministry of Justice of Korea, where he handled intellectual property, state litigation, and investor-state arbitration matters.

Yeonwoo Park earned a J.D. at Yonsei University Law School, and a B.S.E. from Duke University, where he double-majored in Electrical & Computer Engineering and Physics. He is a member of the Korean Bar.

Yeon Woo park

Lee & Ko

SESSION - Dispute Resolution 2

[10:30-11:40, Friday, 1 October 2021]
Key Considerations in Multijurisdictional Litigation – JV & Investment structures involving cross-border corporate structure

Moderator

Robin J. Baik

Kobre & Kim, Seoul

Name:    Robin J. Baik

Company (position):      Kobre & Kim, Seoul

Contact info: robin.baik@kobrekim.com

Robin J. Baik focuses his practice on international judgment enforcement and asset recovery matters, including those relating to insolvency proceedings and involving fraudulent schemes to hide and embezzle misappropriated assets. His experience in this area includes representing clients such as energy and technology companies, financial institutions and sovereign entities. Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Baik practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he focused on U.S. bankruptcy proceedings and U.S. federal tax issues for various U.S.- and Korea-based clients.

Robin J. Baik

Kobre & Kim

Speaker

Tim Haynes

Kobre& Kim, Hong Kong

Name:    Tim Haynes

Company (position):      Kobre& Kim, Hong Kong

Contact info: timothy.haynes@kobrekim.com

Tim Haynes advises on and litigates high value, cross-border management, shareholder, commercial, insolvency and corporate restructuring disputes, often with a nexus to Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands, and the British Virgin Islands. Tim has over 20 years’ experience representing a wide range of Asia Pacific-based clients and investors in all aspects of commercial dispute resolution. He is particularly skilled at handling high-stakes management and shareholder disputes and other contentious matters arising out of distressed corporate and investment vehicles, often involving the Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership and companies.

In addition to being a Chartered Arbitrator, Mr. Haynes is an experienced advocate who has appeared in numerous cases before the first instance and appellate courts in both Hong Kong and the Cayman Islands. Mr. Haynes has been recognized as a leading lawyer in multiple legal directories, with the Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 describing him as “undoubtedly the best offshore dispute resolution partner in Hong Kong” providing “very measured and strategic advice on contentious insolvency matters, as well as broader commercial disputes."

Timothy Haynes

Kobre & Kim

Speaker

Charis Tan

Peter & Kim

Name:    Charis Tan

Company (position):      Peter & Kim

Contact info: timothy.haynes@kobrekim.com

Charis specialises in commercial and investment arbitration and public international law.

She is admitted in three jurisdictions (Singapore, England & Wales and New York) and her experience includes commercial and investment arbitrations under the rules of major arbitration institutions, including ICSID, ICC, SIAC and SCC, as well as ad hoc proceedings under UNCITRAL Rules. Charis has also acted for States in high profile cases before the International Court of Justice (ICJ). She is appointed regularly as Counsel and Arbitrator in both commercial arbitration and State-to-State cases.

Charis has been recommended by Who's Who Legal, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review (GAR) for international arbitration, and an initiative she spearheaded for the training of Government officials was awarded the FT Innovative Lawyers (social responsibility) award.

Charis is also co-editor of Investment Protection in Southeast Asia, A Country-by-Country Guide on Arbitration Laws and Bilateral Investment Treaties (Brill, 2017). She was previously an adjunct tutor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for almost 10 years.

Charis Tan

Peter & Kim

Speaker

Sam Kim

Yoon & Yang

Name:    Sam Kim

Company (position):      Yoon & Yang

Contact info: samkim@yoonyang.com

Sam Kim is a Senior Foreign Attorney in the firm’s International Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Kim has represented clients in arbitrations administered under the rules of various institutions including the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, KCAB, AAA, and DIS, in disputes related to inbound/outbound investments, joint ventures, sales of goods, licensing of intellectual property, shipping, and construction. Mr. Kim has also advised clients on various US litigation cases involving class actions, product liability, misappropriation of trade secret, construction and other general commercial disputes as well as on discovery.

Mr. Kim regularly speaks at various seminars participates on panel discussions on topics relating to international arbitration and US litigation.

Prior to joining Yoon & Yang, he served as an in-house counsel where he handled various types of cases including complex litigations and disputes in countries such as the United States, Australia, Germany, Turkey, and the Netherlands, as well as antidumping and countervailing duties investigations by the United States government.

Sam Kim

Yoon & Yang

SESSION - Labor

[10:30-11:40, Friday, 1 October 2021]

Workplace COVID vaccine requirements –Immediate & Longer-Term Implications of COVID-19 on the Legal Industry 

As COVID vaccines begin to enable an increased return to normalcy, employers are intently focused on how to ensure workplace safety, while balancing concerns over privacy and personal autonomy. Some are looking to maintain and expand on the remote-work models that many adopted out of necessity due to COVID. Some are looking at vaccination and/or testing requirements to keep people safe in a traditional workplace. This session examines the legal issues employers are required to navigate to succeed with these increasingly common approaches, particularly in the US, the UK and Korea.

Moderator

Christopher Mandel

YulchonLLC (Senior Foreign Counsel)

Name:    Christopher Mandel

Company (position):      YulchonLLC (Senior Foreign Counsel)

Contact info: cmandel@yulchon.com

Christopher Mandel is a New York licensed senior foreign attorney at Yulchon, who practices primarily in the areas of labor and employment. Christopher graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and worked as an associate in the New York office of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP. He clerked for the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Mandel

Yulchon

Speaker

Edward Dhong

Foreign Attorney

Name:    Brendon Carr

Company (position):      Hwang Hong & Co. (partner and founder)

Contact info: brendon.carr@hhc.law

Brendon Carr is a senior foreign counsel of HWANG HONG & CO. PC.

Brendon Carr

Hwang Hong

Speaker

Chi Kyu Sim

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (Associate)

Name:    Chi Kyu Sim

Company (position):      Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (Associate)

Contact info: chikyu.sim@bkl.co.kr

Chikyu SIM, a member of the Korean and Seoul Bar Associations, works as a Korean lawyer at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Chikyu has been practicing matters related to employment and labor, compliance investigation, M&A, and antitrust and competition at BKL, but, prior to joining BKL, had served as a public service judge advocate at Ministry of Justice and Korea Legal Aid Corporation and acted as counsel in a variety of civil, criminal, and administrative litigations.

Chikyu has work experience outside of Korea including the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland and Kobre& Kim LLP in Hong Kong. Based on his experience abroad, Chikyu has handled and continues to deal with matters representing or involving global companies overseas.

Chikyu graduated from Cornell University (U.S.) with a bachelor’s degree (B.S.) and further earned a J.D. fromYonsei Law School (Korea).

Chikyu SIM

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC

Speaker

Marcus Lee

Lewis Brisbois (Partner)

Name:    Marcus Lee

Company (position): Lewis Brisbois (Partner)

Contact info: Marcus.Lee@lewisbrisbois.com

Marcus Lee is a partner in the San Francisco and Las Vegas offices of Lewis Brisbois and head of the San Francisco office’s Korean Business Practice, specializing in labor and employment. Mr. Lee maintains dual licensure in both states defending and counseling clients in all employment-related matters – litigation, risk management, and compliance.

Mr. Lee has tried cases in both U.S. federal courts and state courts. His litigation team defends cases ranging from sexual harassment, gender/age/race discrimination, wage and hour disputes, to background checks.

Mr. Lee also maintains a broad transactional practice in both business and employment law. This includes advising international companies operating in the United States on corporate structuring and employment compliance, crafting employment policies and agreements, and negotiating a broad range of business agreements ranging from sales and services to marketing and social media/influencer deals.

His clients operate in a wide variety of industries including Silicon Valley tech, Las Vegas entertainment, construction, biopharma, educational non-profits, shipping and distribution, hospitality, law, and healthcare.

Marcus Lee

Lewis Brisbois

Speaker

Soyoung Lee

Lewis Silkin LLP (Associate)

Name:    Soyoung Lee

Company (position):      Lewis Silkin LLP (Associate)

Contact info: soyoung.lee@lewissilkin.com

Soyoung Lee is an Associate in the Employment, Immigration and Reward division at Lewis Silkin LLP. Soyoung works in three main areas: general employment law, business immigration, and international work.  She advises employers across all sectors on the whole range of general employment issues as well as defending employment tribunal claims.  She also advises employers across all sectors on business immigration. She specialises in international work, both advising foreign companies on English legal issues and project managing large cross-jurisdictional matters in employment.

Ms. Lee is a member of the Ministry of Justice (of South Korea)’s legal panel to advise those businesses who are expanding to overseas markets, in particular the UK.

Soyoung Lee

Lewis Silkin LLP

SESSION - Technology

[21:00-22:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]

Every company is a technology company in the era of AI: Challenges and opportunities in an unclear legal environment 

This session will provide key issues and reguations we should consider in the digital era of AI; such as regulations on AI, digital transformation of the law firms, Data Trust and U.S. regulatory landscape for digital assets.

Moderator

Shin Young Choi

KT

Name:    Grace Shin-young, Choi

Company (position):      KT (Corporate Counsel)

Contact info:

E-mail: choishinyoung0526@gmail.com

Tel: 82-10-5125-0275

Grace Shin-young Choi is a corporate counsel for KT. Grace worked as a spokesperson for the Korean Bar Association (KBA) and is a board member of the IAKL, Korea In-house Counsel Association (KICA) and In-House Counsel Forum (IHCF). Also, she is a director of Young Lawyers Committee, LawAsia.

Previously, she worked at Synopsys, which is a semiconductor software company headquartered in Silicon Valley, as a corporate counsel. While representing the Global IT company, she worked with local law firms in Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Also, she worked at Digital Content Start-Up business as a chief strategy officer.

Grace completed her coursework for Doctorate degree in law at Korea University and as a candidate for Doctor of Juridical Science in IT law, published papers in the KCI registered Journals and multiple articles regarding Digital Market, Data law, Privacy, and AI. She earned her J.D. at Konkuk Law School (scholarship recipient) where she was the editor for Law Review and LL.B. at Yonsei University Summa Cum Laude with the greatest honor where she was the vice-chief editor for Yonsei Official Journal and the recipient of “Best Presentation Award” and “Best Speaker of the Year”.

Shin Young Choi

KT

Speaker

Hyung In Ha

IBM

Name:    Hyung In Ha

Company (position):      IBM (Regional Counsel – Korea)

Contact info:hiha@kr.ibm.com

HI is regional counsel and head of legal department of IBM Korea and supports IBMK’s businesses with his team of lawyers and Contracts Professionals.  HI is IBMK’s Privacy Officer and overseas regulatory matters (KFTC and others) in Korea.  HI’s prior roles in IBM involved supporting S&D and all major brands.

Prior to IBM, HI was an attorney at the law firm of Lee &Ko with extensive experience in project financing, white collar crime and general corporate matters.  HI was also a Public Prosecutor prior to private practice.

HI is a member of an advisory board for the Ministry of Government Legislation.  He also served as a member of a special committee for in-house lawyers in the Seoul Bar Association.

Hyung In Ha

IBM

Speaker

Tai Park

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Name:    Tai Park

Company (position):      Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Contact info:

Tai H. Park is a Partner at the international litigation firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.  Based in the firm’s New York office, Mr. Park specializes in White Collar criminal and regulatory defense of companies and executives in a broad range of enforcement matters, as well as in corporate internal investigations.  He is a former federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York where, among other positions, he served as Senior Trial Counsel in the Securities & Commodities Fraud Task Force.  In addition to this criminal and regulatory defense representations, during the more than 30 years of his practice, Mr. Park has successfully represented multi-national companies in major commercial litigation matters as well as international arbitrations.  A recognized trial lawyer, Mr. Park was the first Korean American litigator in the United States elected to the elite American College of Trial Lawyers.  He received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from the New York University School of Law.

Tai Park

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Speaker

Aram Choi

Autodesk

Name:    Aram Choi

Company (position):      Autodesk Korea

Contact info:aram.choi@autodesk.com

Aram Choi is the regional counsel for Autodesk Korea and provides legal, compliance and government affairs support to the Autodesk business in Korea.  She also provides legal support to the Marketing Department across the Asia-Pacific region.

She started out as a litigator in New York in 2008 representing clients in real estate and antitrust matters.  Aram returned to Korea in late 2011 as an in -house counsel for Kolon Industries to defend Kolon Industries against DuPont in their trade secret misappropriate dispute.  Upon a successful appeals procedure, she moved on to LG Display where she assumed various roles including managing antitrust litigation disputes and advising on transactional matters.  Right before stepping into the IT industry with Autodesk, she oversaw all legal matters for Inditex (Zara) Korea as their Head of Legal.  Aram has been with Autodesk since 2018.

Aram received her B.A. from Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary in 2001, M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and J.D. from New England Law Boston in 2008.  She currently serves as a board member for the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL) and In-House Counsel Forum (IHCF).

Aram Choi

Autodesk

Speaker

Hilary Seo

Allen & Overy’s Financial Services Regulatory practice

Name:    Hilary Seo

Company(position):      Allen &Overy’s Financial Services Regulatory practice

Contact info: Hilarysunghee.seo@allenovery.com / +1 212 756 1155

Ms. Seo is a Senior Counsel at Allen &Overy LLP, where she co-leads the U.S. financial services regulatory team that focuses on securities intermediaries and market structure issues. With over 20 years of regulatory and transactional experience, her practice focuses on advising U.S. and international broker-dealers, banks, investment advisers and technology firms in assessing the impact of financial regulations on their business activities and strategies. 

Ms. Seo is actively involved in advising the firm’s clients on various FinTech and digital assets projects that call on her core expertise in securities regulatory matters. She regularly advises on broker-dealer and OTC derivatives regulatory matters, including on issues relating to licensing, change of control and business expansions; business conduct, supervision and governance; trading and market structure; cross-border activity; and on all facets of ongoing compliance. 

Prior to joining Allen &Overy, Hilary practiced as a transactional and financial regulatory attorney at leading U.S. law firms. In between her time at law firms, she led and managed a legal services project assisting survivors of domestic violence and other gender-based crimes. She is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School.

Hilary Seo

Allen & Overy’s Financial Services Regulatory practice

SESSION - White Collar Crime + Compliance

[21:00-22:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]

Coordinating concurrent government enforcement defense efforts in Korea and in other foreign jurisdictions – U.S. & PRC 

This session will provide a general survey of current multijurisdictional investigation landscape by looking at select high-profile cases where HNWIs and corporate entities are involved in litigation against government agencies. The panel will also discuss how concurrent government enforcement defense efforts in Korea and in other foreign jurisdictions are being coordinated, especially among Korea-U.S.-PRC.

Moderator

Daniel S. Lee

Kobre& Kim, Seoul

Name:    Daniel S. Lee

Company (position):      Kobre& Kim, Seoul

Contact info:

E-mail: daniel.lee@kobrekim.com

Daniel S. Lee (daniel.lee@kobrekim.com – Seoul), focuses his practice on representing multinational companies in cross-border investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, with particular experience in matters involving APAC. Mr. Lee regularly investigates fraud allegations, including those related to financial fraud, government contracts fraud, money laundering and public corruption.

Before joining Kobre& Kim, Mr. Lee was a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice. While serving in that capacity, Mr. Lee focused on white-collar criminal cases involving investment fraud, health care fraud, defense contractor fraud, and multijurisdictional asset forfeiture and tracing. Earlier in his career, he was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Defense, litigating major crimes for the Pacific region, including Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Guam.

Daniel S. Lee

Kobre & Kim

Speaker

Mee (Rina) Kim

Proskauer

Name:    M. Rina Kim

Company (position):      Proskauer Rose LLP (Associate)

Contact info: E-mail: rkim@proskauer.com / +1 202-416-6831

Rina practices commercial and complex securities litigations, on financial statements, disclosures, materiality, investigations, and accounting standards. 

Rina is a CPA in Virginia and D.C., a certified fraud examiner, a CMA, and a CFA candidate. She is a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder. Rina maintains a diverse pro bono practice on immigration law, special education, and racial justice and interests. She is native in Korean and proficient in Spanish.

Rina was a manager at KPMG Forensic Services and worked on financial statement audits, fraud and compliance risk assessments, internal whistleblower investigation, anti-bribery and FCPA investigations, and process improvement and implementation projects.

Rina is President of KABA of Washington, D.C.  She spearheads infrastructural framework to form a coalition of 13 KABAs for national responses, such as refuting misleading narrative on Korean history, supporting diverse law student interests, and fighting for racial justice.

She helped host and served as bilingual MC at the 2016 IAKL Conference. Rina spoke about extraterroritorial reach of U.S. enforcements at the 2018 IAKL Conference. 

Rina was the Editor-in-Chief of The GW International Law Review and President of GW Graduate Korean Students Association. She was a law clerk at the U.S. SEC and at the U.S. DOJ.

Rina Kim

Proskauer

Speaker

Joshua Huang

Kobre& Kim, Shanghai

Name:    Joshua Huang

Company (position): Kobre & Kim(Shanghai)

Contact info:

E-mail: joshua.huang@kobrekim.com.cn

Joshua Huang is an experienced lawyer and a former prosecutor at the First Branch of Shanghai People’s Prosecution Office, with a focus on regulatory enforcement matters and conducting government and internal investigations for institutional clients. Mr. Huang has worked on a wide variety of cases as a prosecutor and in private practice by handling cross-border government investigations into China-based institutional clients involving allegations of bribery and other white-collar crimes.

Mr. Huang has handled inquiries from enforcement agencies such as the World Bank, the US DOJ, the French Parquet National Financier and the UK Serious Fraud Office. He also conducts internal investigations involving matters from conflict of interest, fraud and trade secret theft.

Joshua Huang

Kobre & Kim(Shanghai)

Speaker

Yung Sang Lee

Coupang

Name:    Yung Sang Lee

Company (position): Coupang

Contact info:

Yung Sang Lee has been newly appointed as the Vice President (General Counsel) of Coupang where he oversees its corporate legal work and focuses on strengthening Coupang’s compliance and ESG business practice. Since 2003, Mr. Lee served as a prosecutor at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office, Supreme Prosecutors’ Office, Ministry of Justice and Blue House where he handled special investigation, international criminal investigation and legal policy planning. From 2018 until recently, he was a litigation partner at Yulchon.

Yung Sang Lee

Coupang

SESSION - Energy & Natural Resource

[21:00-22:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]
The energy transition and its impact on the legal and regulatory landscape

Moderator

Chung Jin Chung

Korea Gas Corporation (senior legal counsel)

Name:    Chung Jin Chung

Company (position):      Korea Gas Corporation (senior legal counsel)

Contact info: cchungjin@gmail.com

Mr. Chung Jin Chung is a senior legal counsel at Korea Gas Corporation in Korea.

He has 11 years’ experience, advising companies on their energy projects around the world and has experience across the energy value chain (particularly oil & gas and LNG) in developed markets and emerging markets.

He is chair of Energy & Resources Committee at LAWASIA, a chairman at Intra-Pacific Energy Coalition, an international arbitrator at Korea Commercial Arbitration Board International, a chairman of Energy & Nature Resources at International Association of Korean Lawyers, a specialist mediator at Singapore International Mediation Centre, an advisor at Korea Plant Industries Association, a member of Marketing & Communication Committee of International Gas Union, and a member of Energy & Industry Committee at Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea.

Chungjin Chung

Korea Gas Corporation

Speaker

Chinho Park

Korea Institute of Energy Technology (Vice Chancellor for Research/ Distinguished Professor)

Name:    Chinho Park

Company (position):      Korea Institute of Energy Technology (Vice Chancellor for Research/ Distinguished Professor)

Contact info: chpark@kentech.ac.kr

Vice Chancellor for Research/ Distinguished Professor

Dean of Kentech Institutes

Korea Institute of Energy Technology (KENTEC)

Chinho Park is the Vice Chancellor for Research at the Korea Institute of Energy Technology (KENTECH) and President of the Korea Energy Society. He is also a recent past President of the Korea Photovoltaic Society. Park served for three years as Managing Director of Energy Industry in the Office of Strategic R&D Planning in South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. His job involved strategic planning and implementation of energy technology development and policy making to confront the nation’s energy and climate change agenda as well as to revive Korean economy with energy infrastructure transformation. In other official posts, he led the National Future Growth Engine, New & Renewable Energy Hybrid (NRE-H) Systems Development project and was Photovoltaic R&D Program Director. Park received an “Order of Korea in Science and Technology” in 2018 from the government due to his lifetime achievements, and he is a Fellow of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK).

Park received his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida and worked as a professor of Chemical Engineering at Yeungnam University, Korea from 1994-2021.

Chinho Park

KENTECH

Speaker

Frank Y. Sur

Gowling WLG (partner)

Name:    Frank Y. Sur

Company (position):      Gowling WLG (partner)

Contact info: frank.sur@gowlingwlg.com / T +1 403-298-1901

Frank Sur is a partner of Gowling WLG, practising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and corporate commercial, with a focus in technology, energy and mining sectors.

He has extensive experience in the following areas:

•  Mergers and acquisitions of both public and private companies (plans of arrangement, share acquisitions, take-over bids and asset purchase and sales)

•  Public and private financings (debt and equity, including initial public offerings)

•  Advising on listing and exchange compliance matters, and corporate governance and regulatory compliance matters

•  Advising on general commercial agreements in technology, energy (non-renewable and renewable, including hydrogen) and mining sectors

Fluent in Korean, Frank has represented a number of Korean-based companies - as well as numerous international companies based in China and other parts of Asia - in various transactions over the years. Having advised on a large number of cross-border transactions, he has represented many international companies on financings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic partnerships.

Externally, Frank is a member of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, American Bar Association, International Association of Korean Lawyers and Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Korea. Internally, Frank is the Co-Head of the Korea Desk, Co-Head of the China Practice Group for the Calgary office and is an active member of the Corporate Practice Group, Hydrogen Group, Fintech Group, Cannabis Group  and Japan Desk.

Frank's clients often praise his exceptional problem-solving skills, his ability to find pragmatic and creative solutions to legal issues, and the boundless energy and enthusiasm with which he approaches his legal work.

Frank Y. Sur

Gowling WLG LLP-Calgary

Speaker

Zachary Song

DLA Piper(Singapore)

Name:    Zachary Song

Company (position):  DLA Piper(Singapore)

Contact info: zachary.song@dlapiper.com

Zachary is a New York qualified lawyer and Of Counsel based in the Singapore office with substantial experience in conducting international arbitrations. Zachary is experienced in disputes in the energy sector. He has handled arbitration matters before arbitral institutions such as the LCIA, ICDR, ICC, SCC, SIAC, CIAC as well as ad hoc tribunals. He is a member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore) and an registered panel arbitrator of the Thailand Arbitration Center and Member of MCIArb. Some related experience are as follows:

Represented a solar panel company in a SIAC arbitration against an Indian subcontractor for breach of a construction contract in relation to a Philippines solar plant regarding delay of construction due to failure of proper connection to the Philippines grid and inverter issues.

Representing an Asian company in a dispute against an Indonesian coal production company for failure to supply coal in accordance with a long term sale and purchase contract.

Representing an Asian company against the government of Iraq in a LCIA and ICC related disputes for failure to make payment on the supply and installation of gas turbines for a gas power project in southern Iraq.

Zachary Song

DLA Piper Singapore

Speaker

Ju-Hyun Yoo

Shin&Kim

Name:    Ju-Hyun Yoo

Company (position): Shin&Kim

Contact info: jhyoo@shinkim.com / +82 2-316-1686

Ms. Ju-Hyun Yoo is a senior foreign attorney at Shin & Kim whose principal areas of practice are energy, automotive and mobility and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Yoo has an extensive cross-border transactional track record, where she has been engaged as advisor on various aspects of commercial law in multiple jurisdictions.

She is particularly experienced in energy, renewable energy, natural resources, power generation, and other infrastructure projects. In recent years, Ms. Yoo also focuses her practice in regulatory issues in automotive areas. She has represented various automotive manufacturers and mobility businesses through the complex regulatory environment in Korea.

Ju-hyun Yoo

Shin&Kim

SESSION - DE&I Webinar

[21:00-22:10, Friday, 1 October 2021]

A Discussion on Race Relations and the Importance of Promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Perspectives from the Private Sector and Government 

This panel, which is devoted to a discussion on race relations and the importance of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, features Don Liu, the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer of the Target Corporation, California Senator Alex Padilla, and Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3rd District). The panel is moderated by Sophia Choi, President of the Riverside County Bar Association, and features opening and closing remarks by Peter Rho, Board Chair of IAKL Overseas and Alex Kim, President of IAKL Overseas, respectively.
18 bar association groups (IAKL, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire, the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of New Jersey, the Hispanic Bar Association of the Inland Empire, the Richard T. Fields Bar Association, the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, KABA-Chicago, KABA-Georgia, KABA-Minnesota, KABA-Northern California, KABA-Southern California, KABA-San Diego, KABA-Washington, KABA-Washington D.C., KALAGNY, the Korean Prosecutors Association, and OCKABA) co-sponsored this webinar, as part of a joint effort to help promote a non-partisan discourse about these pressing and topical issues.

Moderator

Sophia Choi

Riverside County Bar Association

Name:    Sophia Choi

Company(position):      Riverside County Bar Association

Contact info:

Sophia Choi graduated from Notre Dame High School as Valedictorian.  She received her BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with highest Latin honors.  She was a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society and served as the General Manager for the Southern California Korean College Students Association.  Sophia Choi received her JD degree at the age of 22 from Southwestern University School of Law in the SCALE two-year JD program and was Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Advocates.  She received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Constitutional Perspectives.  During law school, Sophia did an externship with the California Attorney General’s Office in the Criminal Appeals, Writs, and Trials Division. 

Sophia Choi has been an attorney in Riverside County for approximately 15 years since 2006.  She began her career at the Riverside County Counsel’s Office and served in her capacity as a deputy county counsel for approximately 14 years.  During those 14 years, she was assigned to the Juvenile Dependency trial and appellate units for approximately 7 years and to the Land Use and Code Enforcement unit for the next approximately 7 years. 

She is currently a deputy district attorney in the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office since February of 2020 and is assigned to the Special Prosecutions Region, handling primarily appellate and in-house counsel work.

Sophia has been actively involved in her community.  She is the Immediate Past President of the Riverside County Bar Association, a Past President of the Leo A. Deegan Inns of Court, the Inaugural President of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire, and a Past Vice President of the Korean Prosecutors Association.

In 2021, the Leo A. Deegan Inn of Court awarded Sophia with the Terry D. Bridges Outstanding Attorney Award for her professional accomplishments and contributions to the legal community.  Additionally, Sophia received the Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award at the 30th Annual Red Mass, an honor given to a member of the legal community for their community contributions.

Sophia Choi

Riverside County Bar Association

Speaker

Alex Padilla

United States Senator, State of California

Name:    Alex Padilla

Company(position):      United States Senator, State of California

Contact info:

Senator Alex Padilla is the son of immigrants from Mexico. After attending public schools in Los Angeles, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After graduating from MIT, he was elected in 1999 to the Los Angeles City Council, where he provided citywide leadership at critical times, including serving as acting Mayor during the tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001.

He was elected to the California State Senate in 2006, and in the next two terms, he won legislative approval for 105 bills on a broad range of public safety, health, education, environmental quality, consumer protection, and voting rights issues. In January 2015, he was sworn in as California’s first Hispanic Secretary of State and was subsequently re-elected in 2018. Following his appointment by Governor Newsom as California’s first Hispanic Senator, he took his oath of office for the United States Senate in January 2021. He serves as Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety. He also serves as a member of the Senate Committees on Budget, Environment and Public Works, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Judiciary, and Rules.

Alex Padilla

United States Senator

Speaker

Andy Kim

3rd Congressional District of New Jersey

Name:    Andy Kim

Company(position):      3rd Congressional District of New Jersey

Contact info:

Congressman Andy Kim was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018. He represents the Third Congressional District of New Jersey, and he serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House Committee on Small Business.

As the proud son of immigrants from South Korea, Congressman Kim grew up in South Jersey, where he attended public K-12 schools. After graduating with Phi Beta Kappa honors from the University of Chicago, he was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship and Truman Scholarship.

Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Congressman Kim worked as a career public servant in both Democratic and Republican administrations. He served at the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House National Security Council, and in Afghanistan as an advisor to General David Petraeus and General John Allen, the former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force.

Andy Kim

3rd Congressional District of New Jersey

Speaker

Don Liu

Target Corporation (Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Risk Officer)

Name:    Don Liu

Company(position):      Target Corporation (Executive Vice President, Chief Legal & Risk Officer)

Contact info:

Don Liu is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk officer for Target, and a member of its executive leadership team. He oversees all legal, risk and compliance, corporate governance, and governmental affairs matters for the company. Don also serves as Target’s Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary.                                           

Prior to joining Target in 2016, Don was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Xerox Corporation. He also held in-house legal leadership roles at Toll Brothers, IKON Office Solutions, and Aetna U.S. Healthcare. He began his career in private practice, specializing in securities, and mergers and acquisitions.

Don currently serves on the boards of CaringBridge and Haverford College. He is also a member of the American Law Institute and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. He formerly sat on the Comcast Asian American Diversity Advisory Council and the boards of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, where he served as Chair for two years, and MoreBank, an ethnic community bank he helped found. Don graduated from Haverford College, with a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion, and received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of law.

Don Liu

Target Corporation

SESSION - Dispute Resolution 1

[21:00-22:10, Saturday, 2 October 2021]

Arresting Development: Varying Forms of Emergency & Interim Reliefs and Practical Considerations

Securing timely relief to secure enforceable remedies is a key to successful resolution, and the session explores some of the practical takeaways with the seasoned practitioners on the ground.

Moderator

Myung-Ahn Kim

Yoon & Yang

Name:Myung-Ahn Kim

Company (position): Yoon & Yang

Myung-Ahn Kim is a Partner / Senior Foreign Attorney who co-heads the firm's International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Team. She practices primarily in the areas of international dispute resolution, shipping, commodities, aviation, insurance and trade. Before Joining Yoon & Yang, she worked as foreign attorney at Lee & Ko and as Of Counsel at Holman Fenwick Willan LLP (Singapore Office), respectively. Myung-Ahn has successfully represented a number of domestic and international entities in ICC, SIAC, DIS, LMAA, HKIAC, and KCAB arbitrations (including enforcement procedures). In addition to her practice, she has worked as an adjunct professor of law at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. She is a member of the California Bar since 2006

Myung-Ahn Kim

Yoon & Yang

Speaker

Hyunjung Lee

Bae, Kim & Lee

Name:Hyunjung Lee

Company (position): Bae, Kim & Lee

Contact info: hyunjung.lee@bkl.co.kr

Hyun Jung LEE is a senior foreign attorney (New York State, US and Mexico) and her main practice areas include international arbitration and international litigation.

Prior to joining BKL, Ms. Lee worked as Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration ("PCA") in the Hague, the Netherlands, where her main responsibility was acting as Tribunal Secretary in arbitrations conducted by the PCA, assisting the PCA Secretary-General in the appointment of arbitrators, and handling matters relating to PCA member states. Prior to that, Ms. Lee was a Senior Attorney in the Legal Department of the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., where she focused on Lantin America development projects. Ms. Lee also worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, a law firm in New York, and Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C., a law firm in Mexico City. Ms. Lee received an LL.B. (cum laude) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico in 2005, and an LL.M. (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) from Columbia Law School in New York in 2006. She was admitted to bars in Mexico (2005) and New York State (2007). Having been raised in Mexico, she is a native speaker of Spanish. She is also fluent in English and has conversational knowledge of French and Korean.

Hyunjung Lee

BKL

Speaker

Philip Kim

Herbert Smith Freehills

Name:Philip Kim

Company (position): Herbert Smith Freehills

Contact info: +82 2 6321 5704

Philip helps corporations and governments resolve their business critical and complex disputes, and has a track record of achieving successful outcomes.

Philip specialises in international arbitration and public international law, and has significant experience of disputes in the IT, energy, financial services and private equity sectors.

Philip's practice is mainly in arbitration, but includes proceedings before the English and US Courts, internal investigations, enforcement actions, and other conflict situations.

Philip sits as arbitrator and is registered with the London Court of International Arbitration. Philip has acted as tribunal secretary to leading arbitrators and was the first HKIAC accredited tribunal secretary in private practice in Korea.

Chambers & Partners ranks Philip as an "Associate to Watch" for Dispute Resolution in Korea.

Philip Kim

Herbert Smith Freehills

Speaker

Seongjae Rubin LEE

POSCO International (In-house Counsel)

Name:Seongjae Rubin Lee

Company(position):POSCO International (In-house Counsel)

Contact info: rubinlee@poscointl.com

SJ Rubin Lee is a member of the Korean Bar and presently works as in-house counsel at POSCO International Corporation, where he oversees a number of international disputes encompassing various jurisdictions including the Middle East and South American regions. He has extensive experience dealing with interim relief measures, particularly in the context of construction disputes and guarantees provided thereunder.

Seongjae Rubin LEE

POSCO International Co.

Speaker

Jen Won

Larson LLP (Counsel)

Name:Jen Won

Company (position):Larson LLP (Counsel)

Contact info: jwon@larsonllp.com

Jen Won is a bilingual trial attorney focusing on high-stakes civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Ingenious and earnest, Jen is especially apt to tackle a complex legal problem and develop a winning strategy. Her cerebral approach to litigation has led complex commercial cases to trial and obtained winning results for her clients in federal and state courts. Jen currently manages a portfolio of litigation matters for Fintech and energy clients.

Jen Won

Larson LLP (Counsel)

SESSION - Corporate/M&A

[21:00-22:10, Saturday, 2 October 2021]

Key considerations in M&A involving e-commerce and online platform businesses 

The attraction to e-commerce and online platform businesses has soared in the M&A world in response to COVID-19 pandemic, not only from new entrants and but also from existing players who seek to expand their market presence, as well as private equity funds. In light of the difference between e-commerce/online platform and other businesses, the panel will discuss and explore specific considerations that may be given in e-commerce/platform M&A transactions.

Speaker

Seung Hyo (Sam) Baek

Lee & Ko (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Name:  Seung Hyo (Sam) Baek

Company (position):  Lee & Ko (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Contact info: sam.baek@leeko.com

Seung Hyo (Sam) Baek is a senior foreign attorney in the Corporate Group of Lee & Ko. His practice focuses on mergers & acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures (JV), corporate governance, outbound investments, foreign investments and general corporate matters.

Seung Hyo (Sam) Baek

Lee & Ko

Speaker

Denny Kwon

Covington & Burling LLP (Partner)

Name:Denny Kwon

Company (position): Covington & Burling LLP (Partner)

Contact info: dkwon@cov.com

Denny Kwon represents public and private companies, private equity firms, and investment banks in a wide range of M&A transactions. In over 20 years of practice, Denny has advised clients in strategic transactions in the technology, life sciences and other industries, and has become a trusted advisor to some of the most active acquirers in the technology industry. His broad experience includes the acquisition of public and private companies, divisions, and other assets structured as mergers, stock purchases, asset purchases, acqui-hires, mergers of equals, joint ventures, spinoffs, strategic investments, leveraged buy-outs, going-private transactions, tender offers, unsolicited offers, and proxy contests.

In addition to his U.S.-based practice, Denny has worked on numerous complex cross-border M&A transactions, including those involving companies in East Asia, India, Southeast Asia, Israel, Europe, and Canada.

Denny Kwon

Covington & Burling LLP

Speaker

Kelly HyunsooJin

Ropes & Gray LLP (Counsel)

Name:  Kelly HyunsooJin

Company (position):  Ropes & Gray LLP (Counsel)

Contact info:  Kelly.Jin@ropesgray.com

Kelly Jin is counsel in Ropes & Gray’s private equity transactions group. She primarily focuses her practice on advising private equity funds, private and public companies and financial investors on cross-border corporate transactions. She has significant experience in private equity and M&A transactions involving South Korea and multiple jurisdictions across the globe.

Prior to joining Ropes & Gray in 2020, Kelly was a corporate associate at leading international law firms in Seoul and New York.

Kelly Hyunsoo Jin

Ropes & Gray LLP

Speaker

Sun Yul Lee

Kim & Chang (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Name:  Sun Yul Lee

Company (position):  Kim & Chang (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Contact info: sunyul.lee@kimchang.com

Sun Yul Lee is a senior foreign attorney in Kim & Chang’s Mergers & Acquisitions Practice as well as Real Estate Practice, where he specializes in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, private equity-related, and real estate transactions. He has substantial experience in complex inbound and outbound share, business and asset purchase and real estate transactions involving multinational corporate and private equity clients. Mr. Lee is also a senior member of Kim & Chang’s Compliance Practice, where he specializes in economic sanctions and anti-money laundering regulatory advisory services. 

Mr. Lee was recognized as a Leading Individual / Noted/Recognized Practitioner in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000, one of "The A-List: Korea's Top 100 Lawyers" by Asia Business Law Journal, and a Next Generation Lawyer in Corporate/M&A by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Sun Yul Lee

Kim & Chang

Speaker

Robert Dooley

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Name:  Robert Dooley

Company (position):  Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (Senior Foreign Attorney)

Contact info:  robert.dooley@bkl.co.kr

Robert Dooley is a senior foreign attorney in the Corporate and Energy·Infrastructure Practice Groups at Bae, Kim & Lee.

Mr. Dooley advises on both inbound and outbound corporate and commercial transactions and energy projects involving multi-nationals, foreign investors, developers, private equity firms and Korean businesses, including mergers and acquisitions, investments in Korean companies, joint ventures, corporate governance, commercial contracts, corporate restructures, and wind and solar energy projects. Before joining BKL, he practiced privately in Australia for nine years, including eight years with Norton Rose Fulbright.

Robert Dooley

BKL

SESSION - Human Rights

[21:00-22:10, Saturday, 2 October 2021]

Racism and intolerance in the COVID-19 era: What’s happening and what can be done? 

The COVID-19 crisis and its impacts are disproportionately affecting certain marginalized racial, national or ethnic communities and population groups. The pandemic has highlighted and exposed underlying structural inequalities and fundamental problems in various areas of social, economic, civil and political life, and exacerbating racism and racial discrimination, which exist in many parts of the world. In addition to the devastating health consequences of COVID-19 for people of African descent and certain national or ethnic minorities, there has been a significant increase in racial verbal abuse, harassment and violence in public spaces, particularly targeting people of Asian descent in the context of the current crisis.
This session will focus on ever-exacerbating racism and intolerance in the COVID-19 era covering anti-Asian hate movement in the US and various efforts to address racial discrimination and xenophobia in Japan and Korea. Speakers will discuss the key developments and takeaways from anti-racism (anti-Asian hate movement and the Black Lives Matter movement) in the US and struggle against xenophobia relating to people of Korean origin in Japan and migrant workers and refugees in Korea. In addition, this session will also highlight legal communities’ responses to a number of discriminatory COVID-19 measures by the governments against non-citizens in these countries.

Moderator

Hee-Kyoung Cho

Hongik University (Associate Professor, College of Law)

Name:    Hee-Kyoung Cho

Company(position):      Hongik University (Associate Professor, College of Law)

Contact info: hkcs@hongik.ac.kr / +82-2-320-1827

Hee-Kyoung Choteaches law and international relations at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea. Before becoming an academic she practiced as an attorney at one of the largest law firms in Australia specializing in intellectual property, media and competition law. She later joined an international media organization as in-house counsel in London looking after its global editorial operationsas well as serving as its government and regulatory affairs manager. In the latter capacity, she lobbied the European Commission and other governments around world advocating for press freedom and protection for journalists. She has represented the Korean civil society before the UN Human Rights Council and the CERD committee in Geneva. One career highlight was rescuing a journalist wrongfully jailed in Bangladesh.

 

Prof. Cho has a LL.M in international law from University of Melbourne and a masters in international relations from University of Cambridge. She is admitted to the New York Bar, in the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Victoria, Australia, and in England and Wales.

Hee-Kyoung Cho

Hongik University (Associate Professor, College of Law)

Speaker

Rina Kim

Proskauer Rose LLP (Associate)

Name:    M. Rina Kim

Company (position):      Proskauer Rose LLP (Associate)

Contact info: rkim@proskauer.com / +1 202-416-6831

Rina practices commercial and complex securities litigations, on financial statements, disclosures, materiality, investigations, and accounting standards.  

Rina is a CPA in Virginia and D.C., a certified fraud examiner,a CMA, and a CFA candidate. She is a 2021 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder. Rina maintains a diverse pro bono practice on immigration law, special education, and racial justice and interests. She is native in Korean and proficient in Spanish. 

Rina was a manager at KPMG Forensic Services and worked on financial statement audits, fraud and compliance risk assessments, internal whistleblower investigation, anti-bribery and FCPA investigations, and process improvement and implementation projects.

Rina is President of KABA of Washington, D.C. She spearheads infrastructural framework to form a coalition of 13 KABAs for national responses, such as refuting misleading narrative on Korean history, supporting diverse law student interests, and fighting for racial justice.

She helped host and served as bilingual MC at the 2016 IAKL Conference. Rina spoke about extraterroritorial reach of U.S. enforcements at the 2018 IAKL Conference. 

Rina was the Editor-in-Chief of The GW International Law Review and President of GW Graduate Korean Students Association. She was a law clerk at the U.S. SEC and at the U.S. DOJ.

Rina Kim

Proskauer

Speaker

Rack Hyuck Chung

The George Washington University Law School

 Name:    Rack Hyuck Chung

Company (position):      The George Washington University Law School

Contact info: itsrchung@law.gwu.edu | linkedin.com/in/rchung2021

(+1-571-489-3869)

Rack Hyuck is a recent J.D. graduate (May 2021) of The George Washington University Law School. During law school, he worked as a law clerk at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP and as a summer legal intern at Yulchon LLC. In addition, he also assisted the low-income community in Indianapoliswith access to justice as a legal intern at Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. Before moving to Washington D.C. for law school, he worked at Kia Worldwide for seven years, managing international marketing projects.

Between June 2020 – July 2021, Rack Hyuck served as Law Student Committee Co-Chair at Korean American Bar Association of Washington D.C. During his service, he brought the Ramseyer issue to the attention of KABA attorneys. As a junior member of the organization, he had a valuable opportunity to learn that everyone can contribute to bringing changes in society regardless of their experience in the legal field.

Rack Hyuck plans to pursue a career focused on international business transactions and government relations to advise clients on strategically navigating the complex business environment in the U.S. and Korea.

Rack Hyuck Chung

George Washington University Law School

Speaker

Ryangok Ku

Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Osaka Bar Association

Name:RyangOk Ku

Company (position):    Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Osaka Bar Association

Contact info : ryangok@gmail.com/ +81-90-1715-3571

Ryangok Ku received her J.D in 2008 from Osaka City University and registered with the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) in 2009. She was born in Japan as a third-generation Korean minority. She provided legal services to Koreans and other ethnic minorities, as well as to foreign firms operating in Japan in the areas of business, immigration, labor, and family law in Japan and she is currently working as an in-house counsel at a company located in Seoul.

Ryangok Ku served as the lead counsel in a hate crime case against Japan’s leading anti-Korean organization, whose activists made“threatening” demonstrations against the Korean Elementary School in Kyoto, her alma mater. She won the case, with the Supreme Court decision affirming the illegality of anti-Korean hate speech and ordering the group to pay high amount of damages to the school. She worked as a visiting scholar at NYU school of law between 2017 and 2018, and she earned a LL.M in international human rights law at University of Essex, U.K in 2019.

RyangOk Ku

Osaka Bar Association

Speaker

Pillkyu Hwang

GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation (Executive Director)

Name:    Pillkyu Hwang

Company (position):      GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation (Executive Director)

Contact info: hopenvision@naver.com / +82-10-8149-3519

Pillkyu Hwang is Executive Director at GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation and a former adjunct professor teaching the international human rights law clinic at Seoul National University (SNU) School of Law & Ewha Womans University Law School. The main areas of his advocacy, research and field work include rights of migrants and refugees, business and human rights, children’s rights, disaster and human rights, and access to justice in general both in Korea and Asia.

He has earned his PhD in public international law at SNU and was a visiting academic at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) of Oxford University and a visiting fellow at the Human Rights Program of Harvard Law School. He has been the Human Rights Committee coordinator of the Korean Bar Association (KBA) for 8 years and is now the chair of the KBA’s Special Committee on International Human Rights. He was a member of the Reform Committee within the National Human Rights Commission in 2017 and has been a President-nominated commissioner of the Special Commission on Social Disasters in Korea since 2018.

Pillkyu Hwang

GongGam Human Rights Law Foundation

SESSION - Environment, Social,Corporate Governance

[21:00-22:10, Saturday, 2 October 2021]

Where are we now and where do we go from here for sustainable business and society? 

Today, businesses simply cannot afford not paying attention to sustainability due to various legal and societal factors and reasons. Korea is also experiencing a drastic surge in interest and attention to this topic. Via examination of the current climate and trend as well as a case study of a good corporate ESG initiative, this session aims to assist and inspire practitioners to advise their clients in developing the culture and strategy for sustainability and ESG programs.

Moderator

Moonhui Eileen Kim

Kokam (Head of Legal, VP)

Name: Moonhui Eileen Kim

 

Company (position):Kokam (Head of Legal, VP)

 

Contact info: Eileen.Kim@kokam.com

 

As a General Counsel at Kokam Co. Ltd, Eileen manages and advises the lithium ion battery manufacturer on wide variety of legal and compliance issues.  Since she became a member of the Virginia Bar and the District of Columbia Bar in 2005, she has practiced law at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington DC and in LG Display as Lead Litigation Counsel, 3M as Senior Legal Counsel, and Phillip Morris as Head of Ethics & Compliance in Korea.  She is experienced in advising corporate clients in the areas of commercial, dispute & litigation, regulatory, privacy, compliance and risk management.  She obtained her JD in the Washington College of Law, American University and LLM in Taxation Georgetown Law Center in Washington DC.

Moonhui Eileen Kim

Kokam

Speaker

Sukjoon (Richard) Lee

Latham & Watkins LLP (Partner and Head of the Korea Office)

Name: Sukjoon (Richard) Lee

 

Company (position): Latham & Watkins LLP (Partner and Head of the Korea Office)

 

Contact info: Sukjoon.lee@lw.com

 

Richard Lee is the Head of Latham & Watkin’s Seoul office and is a partner in the Capital Markets and Corporate Practice. Richard has extensive experience advising Asian and international issuers on a wide range of securities offerings. 

Richard has an established reputation and practice in Korea: he is one of very few Korean-fluent high yield experts with vast experience across the full spectrum of debt and equity transactions, including but not limited to major IPOs and listings around the world (from NASDAQ to the London Stock Exchange to the Korea KOSPI market). He advises on both US-registered and unregistered work, and has a comprehensive understanding of the Korean market.

He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Seoul National University. Richard then served as an economic analyst and assistant to the Governor of the Bank of Korea before obtaining his JD at Vanderbilt University Law School in 2001. He began his legal career as a staff attorney in the Division of Corporation Finance at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and then worked at Davis Polk and Clifford Chance before joining Latham & Watkins.

Sukjoon (Richard) Lee

Korea Office of Latham & Watkins LLP

Speaker

Yoon Jeong Lee

Kim & Chang

Name:Yoon Jeong Lee

 

Company (position): Kim & Chang

 

Contact info: yjlee@kimchang.com

 

Yoon Jeong Lee is an attorney in Kim & Chang's ESG Practice Group.

Yoon Jeong has extensive experience advising multinational and Korean companies on various environmental and ESG issues.

Yoon Jeong has represented a broad range of companies in numerous environmental criminal investigations and challenges to administrative sanctions such as closure or suspension orders. Her experience spans from proposing legislation to address areas of ambiguity or inefficiency in environmental legislation to advising the government in the context of proposed enactments of Korean environmental laws.

She has expertise, among others, in climate change and emission trading, waste management, chemical management, and air and water pollution issues.

Yoon Jeong Lee

Kim & Chang

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Cheolwoo Park

Shinhan Financial (Head of IR)

Name: Cheolwoo Park

 

Company (position): Shinhan Financial (Head of IR)

 

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Mr. Cheol W. Park is currently the Head of Investor Relations of Shinhan Financial Group.

Mr. Park joined Shinhan Financial Group in 2002 and served in various positions such as Corporate Strategy, International Business Development and Subsidiary Management of the Group.

After serving in Shinhan Financial Group for over ten years, he joined Shinhan BNP Paribas Asset Management as the Head of Corporate Strategy & Management Office, overlooking finance, strategy and HR of the asset management joint venture between Shinhan Group and BNP Paribas Group, the French banking group. During his 6 years period at the asset management company. he was also responsible for the international sales and development of the asset management business before taking the Corporate Management Office position.

From 2018, Mr. Park returned to Shinhan Financial Group as currently the Head of Investor Relations to broaden relations with Shinhan Financial Group’s worldwide investors around the globe.

Mr. Park has graduated from London School of Economics for his bachelor degree in Economics and obtained his Master’s degree in Economic Development and Policy Analysis at University of Nottingham, UK. Prior to his higher education, he has attained his British A-levels and Scottish Highers at Hutchesons’ Grammar School, Glasgow, Scotland.

Cheolwoo Park

Shinhan Financial Group