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Jong Han Kim

Partner, Litigation Department


Jong Han Kim is a partner in the Litigation department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He practices in the fields of complex cross-border litigation and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on the following:


  • Recognized as a Leading Individual (Band 2) for Dispute Resolution: International Firms by Chambers Asia Pacific (2017)
  • Recognized as one of the leading lawyers (Band 1) for Corporate and M&A practice in South Korea by Chambers Asia Pacific (2012)


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1989 (cum laude)
  • Georgetown University, B.S.F.S., 1986 (magna cum laude)


International Litigation

  • Samsung Electronics in connection with numerous patent litigation cases in the US.
  • Samsung Electronics in connection with numerous consumer class action cases in the US.
  • KCC in connection with the adoption and implementation of its global standard compliance program.
  • Kolon Industries in connection with trade secrets and anti-trust litigation in the US.
  • Korean Air in connection with anti-trust class action litigation in the US.
  • LG Display in its US anti-trust litigation.
  • Lotte Chemical in connection with its trade secrets litigation victory in the US.

International Corporate Transactions

  • Samsung Electronics in its sale and joint venture of AST Research.
  • Samsung Life in its joint venture with Air China Group to form a joint venture life insurance company in China.
  • Samsung SDI in its proposed US$200 million joint venture in Hungary with KOC Group of Turkey.
  • SK Telecom in its US$440 million joint venture with Earthlink to form Helio mobile phone company in the US.
  • GE Capital in its acquisition of more than 45 commercial buildings in Seoul and in the establishment of Korea’s first cross-border corporate restructuring real estate investment trust.
  • Fila Korea in its acquisition of the Fila global brand.
  • A  Korean retail conglomerate in its attempted bid for the acquisition of Godiva Chocolate in the US.
  • Woongjin Coway in its GDR offering.
  • J.P. Morgan in a US$101 million GDR offering and Luxembourg Stock Exchange listing for INI Steel.
  • J.P. Morgan in a GDR offering and Luxembourg Stock Exchange listing for Kumgang Korea Chemical.
  • Wal-Mart in its US$882 million sale of its Korean operations to Shinsegae, one of Korea’s largest retail conglomerates.

Engagement & Publications

  • Former columnist for the largest English daily in Korea: his column, "A View From Abroad," appeared frequently in The Korea Herald
  • Author of "The Kumgangsan Dam and International Law," published in the Korean Journal of International Law


  • Foreign Investment Advisor, Minister of State for Trade of the Republic of Korea
  • Advisor, 1998 and 1999 Korean parliamentary delegations to Washington

Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions
Internet of Things
Antitrust and Competition
Securities and Capital Markets
Trade Secrets
Intellectual Property
Class Actions




California Bar


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1989
Georgetown University, B.S.F.S. 1986

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