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. 

Press Releases

Alerts and Publications

2021 Private Credit Overview and Middle Market Update: Pandemic Priming Shifts Debt to Defence

October 12, 2021

Texas Uniform Commercial Code Updated to Recognize Cryptocurrency

September 9, 2021

New York Court’s Ruling Could Have Broader Implications for No-Action Clauses

August 26, 2021

Priming Transactions Update: Don’t Sleep on Serta

December 10, 2020

Predatory Priming: How Can Investors Protect Their Priority?

September 9, 2020

COVID-19: Prime Time for Priming

July 15, 2020

CLO Issues in Workouts and Debt Restructurings

July 2, 2020

In Fact-Specific Decision, New York Federal Court Affirms Long-Held Market Understanding That Syndicated Loans Are Not Securities

June 2, 2020

Main Street Lending Program Expands Eligibility and Terms

April 30, 2020

US$484 Billion in New Funds for CARES Act Small Business Loans and Health Care Programs

April 24, 2020

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

April 14, 2020

2020 Private Credit Overview and Update: Financing the Middle Market

April 13, 2020

Federal Reserve Announces Two Main Street Lending Programs as Part of Stimulus Efforts

April 9, 2020

CARES Act: Direct Loans to Non-Investment Grade Businesses and Federal Reserve Liquidity Facilities

April 3, 2020

Steps and Measures for Lenders During COVID-19 Part I: Lender Liability

April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Stimulus to Provide Unprecedented Government Assistance to US Businesses

March 30, 2020

SBA Affiliation Rules: Funding for Venture-Backed Companies under the CARES Act

March 29, 2020

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