Daye Shim Cho is an associate in the Litigation Department at Paul Hastings and is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and corporate compliance.

Ms. Cho has represented corporations and individuals in a wide range of criminal and regulatory enforcement matters, including antitrust violations, money laundering, bribery and corruption, computer fraud, and crimes involving cryptocurrency, before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and other law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Ms. Cho has also counseled clients on compliance issues arising under human rights and anti-corruption laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has assisted clients with risk and gap assessments, internal and external audits, internal investigations, compliance training, and third-party due diligence.

Ms. Cho received her law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an Executive Editor of the American Criminal Law Review and a Law Fellow in the Legal Research and Writing Program. During law school, Ms. Cho worked in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the Chief Counsel for International Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Ms. Cho earned her bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. (cum laude), 2021
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S. (magna cum laude), 2014

Practice Areas

Anti-Corruption and FCPA

Antitrust and Competition

ESG & Sustainable Finance

Investigations and White Collar Defense






New York Bar

District of Columbia Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 2021

Georgetown University, B.S.F.S. 2014

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