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Wook Chung
New York Office

437 Madison Avenue
24th Floor
New York, NY 10022

P: 212-551-7795
F: 212-599-5085

Biography

Wook Chung is a Partner in Montgomery McCracken’s Business Department. He serves as an outside general counsel to many corporate clients, from start-ups to multinational companies on a wide range of corporate management and business and real estate transaction issues.

His practice primarily focuses on commercial and real estate transactions, contract negotiations, and general labor & employment law. He also counsels clients on business disputes and risk management of their local or international business operations on all aspects of commercial, operational, and regulatory issues including those involving international shipping, inland, and logistics services. In addition, Wook advises clients on class action disputes, antitrust matters, and products liability litigation.

Wook also represents many corporate clients in various transaction matters including but not limited to debt collection cases. Notably, he has been appointed by Trustee of Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd. as a U.S. Trustee’s Representative (U.S. Bankruptcy Chapter 15 proceedings) to conduct multi-million dollar real estate liquidation cases and other collection claims nationwide on behalf of the Trustee and against various business entities in the United States.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Wook served as General Counsel to Hanjin Shipping America, LLC, and for its affiliated companies for nearly 10 years, handling and advising on various legal issues involving the management and the operation of their respective businesses.

Wook currently serves as one of the consultants for the members of a South Korean foreign trade promotion governmental agency called KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency). He had previously worked as a consultant attorney for a prominent law firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Texas, where he provided counsel on international commercial transactions and litigation as well as labor and employment law issues. And he held various positions in Seoul, Korea, including as a foreign legal counsel to a prominent law firm in Seoul and as an Officer of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) (Ret. Captain) to the Republic of Korea Air Force (South Korea).

Selected Publications

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

  • Board of Directors, Enerskin Company Holdings, LLC

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.