Sung Pak


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Sung Pak, Chair of O’Melveny’s Corporate Finance Group, handles leveraged finance matters, focusing on acquisition financings for corporations and private equity sponsors, as well as restructurings and investments in distressed companies.

He represents a number of private equity sponsors, investment funds and corporations in capital-raising transactions, including syndicated loan facilities, high yield bond issuances, public equity offerings, private placements and mezzanine financings.  Sung has significant experience in cross-border financing transactions.



  • Korean


Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Harvard University, J.D., 1997: cum laude
  • Stanford University, A.B., History, 1994: with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Activities


  • “Industry Insight - Bridge Loan Nuts and Bolts,” The Deal (January 2006)


  • 2020 Private Credit Overview and Update: Financing the Middle Market,” ICLG Lending and Secured Finance Laws and Regulations 2020 (April 7, 2020)
  • “Industry Insight - Continental Drift,” The Deal (January 2005)
  • “Mezzanine Financing: The European and US Experiences,” International Financial Law Review: 2005 Guide to Private Equity and Venture Capital (2005)
  • Represented a consortium of private equity sponsors in connection with the bank financing for the leveraged buyout of a leading car rental company, at the time the third largest US LBO ever. 
  • Represented a major private equity sponsor in connection with the acquisition of a US$6 billion dollar debt portfolio at a discount from a leading commercial bank, utilizing a complex hybrid structure involving a total return swap and a CLO-type vehicle. 
  • Regularly represents a major distressed debt fund in connection with investments in high yield bonds and Term B loans of distressed issuers.