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Daniel S. Lee
9F, Tower B, The-K Twin Towers
50, Jong-ro 1-gil, Jongno-gu
Seoul, 03142
South Korea
+82 2 369 1226

With significant experience as a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor, Daniel Lee focuses his practice on representing multinational companies in U.S. regulatory investigations and enforcement actions, with particular experience in matters involving Korea. Mr. Lee regularly investigates fraud allegations, including those related to financial fraud, government contracts fraud, money laundering and public corruption.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Lee was a DOJ prosecutor (as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii). While serving in that capacity, Mr. Lee focused on white-collar criminal cases involving investment fraud, health care fraud, defense contractor fraud, and multijurisdictional asset forfeiture and tracing. Earlier in his career, he was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Defense, litigating major crimes for the Pacific region, including Korea, Japan, Hawaii and Guam.


  • Foreign Legal Consultant, Korea
  • New York
  • Iowa
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • University of Iowa College of Law, JD
    (Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, Editor)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, MS
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, BS


  • Korean


  • U.S. Air Force Legal Operations Agency Award

Professional & Community Involvement

  • U.S. Air Force Reserve, Commissioned Officer (Major)

Publications & Presentations

  • Speaker, “Attorney’s Role in Multijurisdictional Government Investigations” (International Association of Korean Lawyers in Seoul Annual Conference, September 2019)
  • Co-author, “Korea - Government Investigations 2020” (Getting the Deal Through: Government Investigations, August 2019)
  • Co-author, “Monitorships in East Asia” (GIR Guide to Monitorships, May 2019)
  • Co-author, “Developments in crypto law in South Korea” (Asia Business Law Journal, May 2019)
  • Moderator, “Conducting Successful Internal Investigations – Challenges, Pitfalls and Best Practices” (ALB Korea Anti-Corruption Forum, May 2019)
  • Speaker, “Understanding and Managing Cross-Border Internal Investigations in Korea” (Asian Legal Business Korea In-House Legal Summit, November 2018)
  • Co-author, “Korea - Asset Recovery 2019” (Getting the Deal Through: Asset Recovery, November 2018)
  • Co-author, “United States - Asset Recovery 2019” (Getting the Deal Through: Asset Recovery, November 2018)
  • Author, "Laissez-faire International Investor-State Dispute Resolution Mechanism" (Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Vol. 18., No. 2, 2009)

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