The McKenna Long & Aldridge Korea practice group offers a multidisciplinary group of experienced lawyers, managing directors and strategic advisors that can help American and Korean companies and governmental entities with a full range of transactional, litigation, public policy, and regulatory services. Our strong ties and established relationships with the U.S. and Korean business communities create significant opportunities for companies and organizations seeking to take full advantage of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement. Whether you are a Korean company seeking practical, creative solutions for doing business in the United States, Canada, and Europe, or a U.S. company seeking business opportunities in Korea, our team has extensive experience with the legal, business and cultural practices in both countries, including:
Corporate: Our Corporate practice offers sophisticated guidance to clients seeking advice on a wide variety of corporate and transactional matters, ranging from the financing and structuring of public and private deals, including related tax consideration and planning, to general corporate counseling and governance. For the past four years, we have been ranked by The Legal 500 as a "tier one" firm for Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions work.
Government Contracts: We are the largest and most successful Government Contracts practice in the United States and annually recognized by Chambers USA as a “tier one” Government Contracts law firm, with a "terrific team of creative, practical and versatile lawyers." We are proud to represent the top 5, and 10 of the top 15 largest defense contractors (based on total contracting dollars in 2011) on matters such as construction, bid protests, suspension and debarment, export controls, foreign corrupt practices, and claims and terminations.
Intellectual Property & Technology: We address all aspects of patent law including patent prosecution, validity and infringement opinions, litigation, licensing, technology transfer and negotiation.. MLA was named a “Top Patent Firm” by Intellectual Property Today magazine and as one of the nation’s leading firms for securing the highest quality patents for clients in the consumer electronics industry, by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. Our team has represented clients through numerous IP litigation matters covering a wide range of technologies and industries in jurisdictions worldwide, including matters that have resulted in significant IP verdicts on behalf of Korean clients.
Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs: Our bipartisan team is composed of professionals who have held public office and served as diplomats, as well as those who have previously served as staff and advisors to U.S. presidents, governors, Members of Congress, and mayors. Our team is well positioned to assist Korean companies in understanding both the legal and political landscapes at the local, state and national level, and providing strategic government affairs advice for clients operating in the United States.
Compliance and Investigations: Our team is prepared to address any compliance issue or need, from establishing controls to prevent potential violations or responding to criminal investigations. We also conduct internal investigations of alleged improprieties and assist our clients in making disclosures.