YongSang Kim

Seoul Office Co-Representative

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YongSang Kim is a highly effective, experienced, and skilled litigator specializing in antitrust, anti-corruption, international arbitration, and white-collar criminal defense matters. 

His clients operate around the world in a variety of sectors and include foreign governments, electronics and auto parts manufacturers, and telecom service providers, to name a few.



  • Korean

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers (2014, 2015)
  • Honored as the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition Pro Bono Attorney of the Year (2008)


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Cornell University, J.D., cum laude
  • Yale University, M. Div.
  • Yonsei University, B.A.

Professional Activities


  • Judge Thomas J. McAvoy of the US District Court for the Northern District of New York (2005-2006)

Articles (Published in Korean) 

  • “Opportunities Trump Presents to Korean Companies” Op-Ed, Kukmin Ilbo (Oct. 9, 2017)
  • “Continued Employment of Employees Involved in Cartel: Statements by US DOJ Antitrust Division Officials,” Journal of Competition, No. 180 (May 2015)
  • “Section 5 Controversy,” Journal of Competition, No. 176 (Sept. 2014) (co-author)
  • “Sewol Ferry and Compliance” Op-Ed, Kukmin Ilbo (July 17, 2014)
  • “Recent Trends of the Interpretation and Application of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act,” Journal of Competition, No. 175 (July 2014)
  • “Hardcore Cartel and Circumstantial Evidence,” Journal of Competition, No. 174 (May 2014)
  • “Section 2 Monopolization,” Journal of Competition, No. 173 (Mar. 2014) (co-author)
  • “US and EU Antitrust Compliance Programs,” Journal of Competition, No. 171 (Nov. 2013)
  • “US Antitrust Law Issues - Treble Damages,” Journal of Competition, No. 170, (Sept. 2013) 
  • “Samsung vs. Apple: Analysis of the US ITC Decision,” Journal of Competition, No. 169 (July 2013)
  • “Request for Antitrust Injunctive Relief by Private Parties,” Journal of Competition, No. 168 (May 2013) (co-author)
  • “Intra-Enterprise Conspiracy,” Journal of Competition, No. 167 (Mar. 2013)
  • “US Antitrust Law Issues - Civil Litigation,” Journal of Competition, No. 166 (Jan. 2013)
  • “US Antitrust Law Issues - Criminal Investigation,” Journal of Competition, No. 165 (Nov. 2012)
  • “US Antitrust Law Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions,” Journal of Competition, No. 164 (Sept. 2012)
  • “US Antitrust Law Structure and Enforcement Mechanism,” Journal of Competition, No. 163 (July 2012)
  • “Analysis of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act and the Major Cases,” Journal of Competition, No. 154 (Jan. 2011)


  • “Tax Measures and Investor State Arbitration” Bilateral Programme of the OECD Korea Policy Centre with the General Department of Taxation, Kingdom of Cambodia (Jan. 12-14, 2016)
  • “DOJ Criminal Cartel Enforcement Policy Changes and Recent Trends” International Association of Korean Lawyers 2015 Annual Conference, Yonsei University, Seoul (Sept. 19, 2015)
  • “Antitrust and Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs” Korea International Trade Association Washington Forum, Washington, DC (Oct. 31, 2013)
  • “EU Competition Law Overview and Update” Korea Fair Trade Commission Annual Anti-Cartel Education, Warsaw, Poland (June 25, 2013)
  • “Recent International Cartel Cases” Korea Fair Trade Commission Annual Anti-Cartel Education, New York, NY (July 6, 2011)
  • “Antitrust Compliance” Korea Fair Competition Federation Antitrust Compliance Training, San Francisco, CA (Oct. 22, 2010)
  • “How to Recognize and Resolve Potential International Investment Disputes” Annual International Investment Dispute Conference, Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Korea and Federation of Korean Industries, Seoul, Korea (Oct. 11, 2010)
  • “Overview of the US Legal System” Embassy of the Republic of Korea Annual Reception, Washington, DC (Nov. 9, 2009)
YongSang’s illustrative professional experience includes the following:
  • Represented Fujikura, Ltd. and its US subsidiaries in a DOJ Criminal Cartel Investigation on Wire Harness Price-Fixing
  • Represented LG Electronics in a civil class action litigation involving alleged price-fixing of Cathode Ray Tubes
  • Represented Monsanto Company in a civil class action litigation involving alleged price-fixing of genetically modified seeds and herbicides
  • Represented AT&T in its acquisition of Dobson and Centennial and divested Alltel assets after Verizon’s acquisition of Alltel
  • Represented the Republic of Korea in its first treaty based Investor State dispute in front of ICSID (International Center for Settlement of Investment Dispute)