O’Melveny Worldwide

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.

  • 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


  • 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)