Youngwook Shin


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Youngwook Shin specializes in complex business litigation, antitrust, FCPA, regulatory, and transactional matters for Korean companies across the consumer electronics, automotive, and finance sectors. He helps bridge the legal and cultural gaps between Korean companies and the US legal system so that his clients can effectively achieve their business goals while operating in a foreign legal system. 

Young earned his legal education and law licenses in the United States and South Korea. He has acquired a considerable amount of experience in both countries and as a result, he thoroughly understands both legal systems, customs, and business cultures. Young is uniquely positioned to provide strategic, effective, and efficient advice on inbound and outbound business transactions and disputes.


  • Korean


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • New York
  • Korea: Foreign Legal Consultant (California, US)


  • Georgetown University, LLM, 2007
  • Judicial Research and Training Institute, Law Course, 2000
  • Seoul National University, LLB, 1995

Professional Activities


  • “US Litigation Procedure: What In-house Lawyers Should Know,” Korean In-house Counsel Association (April 2013)
  • “How to Build an Effective Compliance Program,” Korean In-house Counsel Association (May 2014)
  • “Basic of US Antitrust Law,” Young Lawyers’ Academy (September 2014)


  • Korean Bar Association (currently inactive)
  • Represented Asiana Airlines in a passenger and air cargo antitrust matter
  • Successfully brought suit by Mgame, an online game company, to stop a former partner from continuing to operate game
  • Representing a global manufacturing company in a complex dispute involving civil and criminal issues in the US and Mexico
  • Advising a leading energy company in a shareholder dispute involving a publicly traded energy company in Hong Kong

Alerts and Publications

DOJ Breathes New Life into Section 2 Criminal Enforcement

March 8, 2022

FTC Announces New 2022 HSR Reporting Thresholds and Renews Call to Congress for Additional Funding

January 25, 2022

Prompted by Sweeping Executive Order on Competition, New Leadership at US Antitrust Agencies to Launch Review of Merger Guidelines; Similar Initiatives in Europe and China May Signal Greater Convergence in Enforcement Across Jurisdictions

July 26, 2021

Unanimous Supreme Court Affirms Injunction Barring NCAA Rules that Limit Education-Related Compensation to Student Athletes

June 30, 2021

Supreme Court Holds That FTC Cannot Sue for Monetary Relief: AMG Capital Management v. FTC

April 26, 2021

European Commission Extends Reach Over Non-Reportable Transactions

April 6, 2021

Senator Klobuchar Unveils Broad New Proposed Antitrust Legislation

February 8, 2021

FTC Adjusts New 2021 HSR Reporting Thresholds Downward

February 3, 2021

EU Commission Publishes Text of EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

January 27, 2021

Germany Strengthens Antitrust Enforcement Powers to Rein in Big Tech

January 19, 2021

China Expands National Security Review of Foreign Investments

January 12, 2021

European Commission Plan to Reform Europe’s Digital Space - Part 2 - Draft Digital Services Act

December 23, 2020

European Commission Plan to Reform Europe’s Digital Space - Part 1 - Draft Digital Markets Act

December 21, 2020

The UK National Security and Investment Bill: Strengthening scrutiny of investment in the UK and introducing the UK’s first mandatory notification regime

November 20, 2020

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