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Wook Chung
New York Office

437 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

P: 212-551-7795
F: 212-599-1759

Biography

Wook Chung is Of Counsel to Montgomery McCracken’s Maritime and Transportation practice. He focuses his practice on commercial transactions and contract negotiations. Wook has provided counsel on litigation and risk management, and general business operation and development matters. He has extensive experience handling regulatory and compliance issues involving the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Office of Foreign Assets Control, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Shipping Act and Proposition 65 issues. He also advises clients on class action disputes, anti-trust matters and products liability litigation.

Wook represents many corporate clients in various commercial contracts as well as debt collection cases. Recently, he has been appointed by Trustee of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. as a US Trustee’s Representative to conduct nationwide collection claims on behalf of the Trustee and against various business entities in United States.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Wook served as General Counsel to Hanjin Shipping America, LLC, and its North American subsidiaries for nearly 10 years, handling all aspects of corporate, shipping, and transportation law for the global transportation and logistics service providers. He is currently the U.S. legal liaison for the Administrator of Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd. in the U.S. Chapter 15 proceedings.

Wook was previously a consultant attorney for a prominent law firm in New York, where he provided counsel on international commercial transaction and litigation, and pretrial litigation. He also held various positions in Seoul, Korea, including counsel to a litigation law firm and counsel (JAG) to the Republic of Korea (South Korea) Air Force.

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “Military Aircrafts and Products Liability Law,” Korea Air & Space Law Journal, Spring 2005

Selected Speaking Engagements

Honors & Awards

  • Republic of Korea Air Force Recognition for successful negotiation of procurement agreement of ROK military aircraft
  • Republic of Korea Air Force The Chief of Staff Award of Commendation for successful task force team project
  • Republic of Korea Air Force The Judge Advocates General Citation Award for successful task force team project

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • Enerskin Company Holdings, LLC
    • Board of director

Academic Achievements

Wook received a J.D. degree from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center in 2001 and received a B.A. degree from Rutgers University with a major in Political Science and a minor in Economics in 1998.