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S. Nathan Park
Of Counsel
Washington DC
1919 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202 664 1944
Washington DC
1919 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
+1 202 664 1944

S. Nathan Park is a versatile litigator who has handled every type of complex financial litigation, including cross-border matters involving securities and derivatives. He often represents Korea-based clients in connection with regulatory investigations involving U.S. and local authorities. He also has experience with international judgment enforcement and international arbitration.

Mr. Park writes extensively on Asia's economy and politics and his work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy and The Atlantic. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

Before joining Kobre & Kim, Mr. Park practiced at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, where he represented clients in government enforcement defense, internal investigation, complex commercial litigation, securities litigation, international arbitration and international civil litigation.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, JD
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA

Languages

  • Korean

Select Engagements

  • Representation of a chemical company in connection with developing and implementing a comprehensive asset tracing and recovery plan relating to a US $900 million+ verdict rendered in its favor.
  • Representation of Chevron in the successful enforcement of an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of Ecuador for US $100 million+ (with interest). Kobre & Kim’s efforts in executing an enforcement strategy, including asset tracing, identifying seizure targets and serving numerous discovery requests, culminated in Ecuador’s paying Chevron the entirety of the original award plus interest.
  • Representation of ConocoPhillips relating to the enforcement of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claims against the PDVSA and the Republic of Venezuela.
  • Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with a US $600 million fraud committed by a rogue trader.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a New York State Attorney General in connection with Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with an investigation conducted by the DOJ, SEC and a New York State Attorney General in connection with a Wall Street bonus following the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Representation of an Asian executive in connection with a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the DOJ.
  • Representation of the government of Mongolia in successfully defending against a billion dollar bilateral investment treaty award in a UNCITRAL arbitration claim brought by a Russian investor.
 

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, Member
  • Korean-American Bar Association of Washington DC, Member
  • Korean American Lawyers of Greater New York, Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Equity Extraterritoriality" (Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, forthcoming)
  • Author, "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Provisional Orders in the United States: Toward a Practical Solution" (University of Pennsylvania International Law Journal, forthcoming)
  • Author, "The Korean Peninsula's Other High-Stakes Drama" (The Atlantic, May 2017)
  • Author, "The Fall of 'Corrupt but Competent' Leadership in South Korea: a Tale of Democratic Resurgence" (The Atlantic, March 2017)
  • Speaker, "New Voices in Conflicts of Laws" (2017 Annual Conference of Association of American Law Schools, Section on Conflicts of Law, January 2017)
  • Author, "South Korea's Nostalgia for Dictatorship has (Mostly) Predictable Results" (Foreign Policy, November 2016)
  • Author, "What’s At Stake: South Korea vs Lone Star Funds" (The Wall Street Journal, June 2015)
  • Author "South Korea's Labor Market Reform Struggles" (The Wall Street Journal, February 2015)
  • Author, "How Seoul Can Pursue Ferry Family's Assets in the U.S." (The Wall Street Journal, September 2014)
  • Co-author, "A Recent Pair of US Enforcement Actions: A Harbinger for Chinese Digital Currency Companies" (Hong Kong Lawyer, November 2017)

Credentials

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

  • Columbia University School of Law, JD
  • University of California, Berkeley, BA

Languages

  • Korean

Engagements

  • Representation of a chemical company in connection with developing and implementing a comprehensive asset tracing and recovery plan relating to a US $900 million+ verdict rendered in its favor.
  • Representation of Chevron in the successful enforcement of an investment treaty arbitration award against the Republic of Ecuador for US $100 million+ (with interest). Kobre & Kim’s efforts in executing an enforcement strategy, including asset tracing, identifying seizure targets and serving numerous discovery requests, culminated in Ecuador’s paying Chevron the entirety of the original award plus interest.
  • Representation of ConocoPhillips relating to the enforcement of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration claims against the PDVSA and the Republic of Venezuela.
  • Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with a US $600 million fraud committed by a rogue trader.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and a New York State Attorney General in connection with Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with an investigation conducted by the DOJ, SEC and a New York State Attorney General in connection with a Wall Street bonus following the 2008 financial crisis.
  • Representation of an Asian executive in connection with a criminal antitrust investigation conducted by the DOJ.
  • Representation of the government of Mongolia in successfully defending against a billion dollar bilateral investment treaty award in a UNCITRAL arbitration claim brought by a Russian investor.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Adjunct Professor
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, Member
  • Korean-American Bar Association of Washington DC, Member
  • Korean American Lawyers of Greater New York, Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Equity Extraterritoriality" (Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, forthcoming)
  • Author, "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Provisional Orders in the United States: Toward a Practical Solution" (University of Pennsylvania International Law Journal, forthcoming)
  • Author, "The Korean Peninsula's Other High-Stakes Drama" (The Atlantic, May 2017)
  • Author, "The Fall of 'Corrupt but Competent' Leadership in South Korea: a Tale of Democratic Resurgence" (The Atlantic, March 2017)
  • Speaker, "New Voices in Conflicts of Laws" (2017 Annual Conference of Association of American Law Schools, Section on Conflicts of Law, January 2017)
  • Author, "South Korea's Nostalgia for Dictatorship has (Mostly) Predictable Results" (Foreign Policy, November 2016)
  • Author, "What’s At Stake: South Korea vs Lone Star Funds" (The Wall Street Journal, June 2015)
  • Author "South Korea's Labor Market Reform Struggles" (The Wall Street Journal, February 2015)
  • Author, "How Seoul Can Pursue Ferry Family's Assets in the U.S." (The Wall Street Journal, September 2014)
  • Co-author, "A Recent Pair of US Enforcement Actions: A Harbinger for Chinese Digital Currency Companies" (Hong Kong Lawyer, November 2017)