Korea Business Team

For more than 30 years, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie has helped Korean businesses successfully navigate the many legal, logistical, regulatory, and operational considerations involved in conducting business in the U.S. and abroad.

Our attorneys offer strategic counsel and key resources each step of the way, including assistance with business and corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, licensing requirements, financial services, technology transfer, protection/enforcement of intellectual property, and dispute resolution/litigation.

With more than 225 attorneys across 9 offices, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie is uniquely positioned to assist with inbound and outbound international legal issues that affect Korean businesses most.

Counted on by Banking & Financial Services Clients

Our banking, financial services and insurance attorneys are well-respected for providing sound legal advice across a myriad of legal issues. We frequently provide counsel for some of the largest broker-dealers, retail and commercial banks, bank holding companies, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations in the country – and around the world.

Armed with succinct industry knowledge and a wealth of experience, our team is adept at assisting businesses with structuring international and domestic transactions, foreign tax credits, addressing transfer pricing, organizing foreign joint ventures, reorganizing existing subsidiaries, tariffs and duties, and structuring offshore investment activities. We also routinely handle securities and other corporate litigation matters, including market-loss, banking and lending disputes, fraud and bankruptcy proceedings, and ERISA litigation.‎

Key Players in the Casino & Online Gaming Industry

Well-regarded as a game-changer throughout the industry, our Gaming attorneys have been at the forefront of all major industry trends for the past quarter-century. On a domestic and global scale, we represent numerous casino operators and gaming groups, as well as gaming equipment suppliers, investors, investment banks and various companies doing business within the gaming industry.

Each gaming jurisdiction has unique regulatory requirements. Our attorneys have the breadth of knowledge to assist Korean businesses in successfully navigating through the complex maze of gaming regulations by combining a full understanding of business needs, legislative hurdles and extensive experience in gaming regulation. Through our networks of gaming contacts, we assist clients in fully realizing and maximizing their opportunities.

A BIG Deal in Business Transactions

One of the most respected international business trade and finance practices over the past three decades, our firm has successfully represented foreign and domestic businesses, from start-ups to conglomerates, during the investment process as they venture into U.S. and global markets. With lawyers in key geographic markets, our firm is uniquely positioned to assist Korean businesses with inbound and outbound international business and real estate transactions.

Our goal is to help businesses achieve success in cross-border transactions by productive negotiation, proper entity selection, regulatory compliance, trade counseling, market access analysis, employment advice, dispute resolution, and effective advocacy in arbitration and litigation when necessary.

IP Powerhouse Helping Clients Innovate

The global nature of commerce requires intellectual property rights owners to consider securing IP rights inside and outside the United States. Our IP practice is truly global in scope. Our attorneys handle intellectual property matters throughout Korea and the rest of the world on a daily basis. We consistently work with businesses to secure and enforce their IP assets at home and abroad. Our clients include American companies that operate abroad and foreign companies that have business interests in the United States.

Our vast experience in securing foreign IP protection for our clients spans over 60 years, with nearly 40 years of experience representing the business interests of Korean companies. Over the years, we have developed relationships with foreign associates in almost every major country in the world to build a vast network of foreign associates that we can count on at a moment’s notice. With expertise in a multitude of different technical and industry areas, we employ this network to most effectively obtain IP protection for businesses worldwide.

Trusted High-Stakes Litigators

With decades of experience, our litigation team is well-regarded for their continuing trend of successful representation in complex litigation matters involving multiple parties and jurisdictions, substantial economic claims and the most challenging legal issues. Our litigators understand the way Korean businesses work and the issues at stake when problems arise both domestically and internationally. We represent businesses of any size – from the Fortune 50 to small businesses – that face commercial disputes in a number of legal matters, including appeals, antitrust, class actions, contracts, partnership disputes, product and premise liability, and real estate, among others.

In a world where antitrust and tort and negligence matters are especially present, businesses look to us for strategic counsel on all aspects of regulation, disputes, and consumer product safety, ranging from collusion, discrimination and price fixing to unfair competition, dealer termination, joint ventures, breach of warranty, fraud, and product liability, among others. We have the experience to evaluate cases from the outset, to coordinate strategies with management, and to provide excellent representation at a reasonable cost.

Business Transactions

Samuel S. Chang
Samuel S. Chang
Partner
Phoenix
schang@​lrrc.com
602.262.5794 / vCard

Gaming

Glenn J. Light
Glenn J. Light
Partner
Las Vegas
glight@​lrrc.com
702.949.8276 / vCard
Karl F. Rutledge
Karl F. Rutledge
Partner, Chair - Commercial Gaming Group
Las Vegas
krutledge@​lrrc.com
702.949.8317 / vCard

Intellectual Property

Thomas J. Daly
Thomas J. Daly
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Los Angeles
tdaly@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Josephine E. Chang
Josephine E. Chang
Partner
Los Angeles
jchang@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
Los Angeles, Silicon Valley
jjeon@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard

Litigation

Adam L. Massaro
Adam L. Massaro
Partner
Denver
amassaro@​lrrc.com
303.628.9513 / vCard

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Key Contacts

Jun-Young E. Jeon
Jun-Young E. Jeon
Partner
626.795.9900