Jinwook Song specializes in white collar defenses. Mr. Song has defended clients over 10 years in the investigations and trials of major criminal cases that drew public attention. For instance, he defended clients in investigations and trials of the following criminal cases related to: violation of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Economic Crimes (capital flight to overseas); violation of the Foreign Exchange Transactions Act; tax evasion (violation of the Act on the Aggravated Punishment, etc. of Specific Crimes, and violation of the Punishment of Tax Evaders Act); violation of the Financial Investment Services and Capital Markets Act (including market price manipulation, insider trading, unfair trade practices, and accounting fraud); creation of slush funds by conglomerates or fraud, embezzlement, and breach of trust; the bribery and violation of the Public Official Election Act by high-level officials; violation of the Monopoly Regulation and Fair Trade Act; violation of the Unfair Competition Prevention and Trade Secret Protection Act. He also defended in a constitutional suit for confirmation as to whether import health requirements for U.S. beef and beef products violated the constitution.
As a key member of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC's Compliance and Anti-Corruption Team and ENI (E-Discovery and Investigation) Team, Mr. Song has recently provided advice on compliance risk evaluation and system diagnosis/establishment (advice on the diagnosis of a risk of violation of laws, including compliance control standards under the Commercial Act and ISO international standards), advice on whether domestic/foreign anti-corruption laws (the Criminal Act, the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) are violated and whether those laws are applicable, advice on establishment/improvement of corporate internal regulations and compliance education, and advice on corporate internal investigation, through digital forensic technology, to uncover corruption and irregularities and trade secret leaks.
Mr. Song earned a LL.B. from Korea University, completed the 33rd Judicial Research and Training Institute course, and earned an LL.M. from Korea University with a master's thesis entitled 'Study on the Concepts and Scope of Property Rights.' In addition, he earned an LL.M. from University of Southern California Gould School of Law and completed a doctoral course at Korea University Graduate School of Law.