Sukjoon Lee advises Korean clients on a full range of cross-border transactions, litigation in foreign jurisdictions, and multi-jurisdictional regulatory matters.

Sukjoon, a native Korean speaker, draws on prior experience with capital markets in the US and Hong Kong, including serving in the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporate Finance.

Resident in Latham’s Seoul office, Sukjoon collaborates with the firm’s market-leading practitioners in a full range of practices around the world. He draws on his strong technical knowledge of capital markets transactions and his fluency in the business practices of Korea, Hong Kong, and the US to provide seamless support to Korean clients on global matters.

Prior to his legal practice, Sukjoon worked at the Bank of Korea as an economic analyst in the Research Department and in the Governor’s Office. He also served in the US 8th Army in Korea.

Sukjoon regularly advises:

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch*
  • Citigroup*
  • Credit Suisse*
  • Doosan Group
  • Dunamu Inc.
  • Export-Import Bank of Korea
  • Hana Bank*
  • Hanjin Group
  • Hanwha Group*
  • Heungkuk Life Insurance
  • HYBE Co., Ltd.
  • Hyundai Group*
  • JP Morgan*
  • KAKAO Group
  • KB Kookmin Bank
  • Korea Development Bank*
  • Korean Export Import Bank
  • Kyobo Life Insurance
  • L&F Co., Ltd.
  • LG Group*
  • NH Bank
  • POSCO Group
  • Samsung Group
  • Standard Chartered Bank*
  • Tongyang Life Insurance*

Matter handled prior to joining the firm*

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Korea (Foreign Legal Consultant)
  • New York


  • J.D., Vanderbilt University Law School, 2001
    Joe C. Davis Scholar, Vanderbilt Scholastic Excellence Award
  • B.A. in Economics, Seoul National University, 1989
    Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies Scholar

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean