Prominent Korean lawyer Min Ho Lee has joined Mayer Brown in D.C. as a partner, where he will focus on international arbitration and antitrust law, the law firm announced Tuesday.
Lee was previously a partner at the Korean law firm Lee & Ko. He represented clients in high-profile international arbitrations and managed overseas litigation on behalf of many leading Korean corporations, such as LG Electronics, Hyundai Motor Group and Korean Air.
"Min Ho has extensive on-the-ground experience in both the US and Korean legal systems and is a trusted advisor to many of Korea's largest and most successful corporations," Evan Tager, a co-leader of Mayer Brown's global litigation practice, said in a statement. "Those strengths will be of great value to Korean clients with interests abroad and to US, European and Asian clients with interests in Korea."
Lee's experience with arbitrations includes banking and financial services, joint ventures, intellectual property, trade secrets, stock purchase agreements and distributor agreements, in both the United States and Korea.
He also advised multinational corporations on a wide variety of labor and employment issues in Korea, assisted Korean companies in selecting an attorney in the United States and counseled Korean corporations through the United States discovery process.
"Mayer Brown's global platform and its strong litigation capabilities, particularly in international arbitration and antitrust, made it the perfect fit for me," Mr. Lee said in the statement. "I look forward to working with my new partners to help Korean corporations address their US trade and antitrust issues and to assist the firm's non-Korean clients with legal matters there."