Kiwon Sung - Korean lawyer in Newport Beach CA

Kiwon Sung

Law Office of Kiwon Sung

  • Business Law
  • Foreign Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Copyright
  • Patent
Kiwon Sung is a seasoned counsel (licensed in both California and Korea) who understands what a corporate legal team needs. Kiwon's practice focuses on the representation of companies in business transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, including licensing, development agreements, distribution and commercialization activities, joint ventures, outsourcing, and other service arrangements.

Kiwon has extensive experience in cross-border deals as well as in assisting companies with mergers, acquisitions, and other complex business transactions involving technology and intellectual property that protect enterprise value. He regularly advises clients on a wide range of complex transactions involving patents and technology, including structuring and negotiating strategic licensing, development, collaboration, procurement, and distribution deals.

Prior to establishing Lee & Sung, Kiwon worked at a recognized litigation law firm in Los Angeles. He has litigation experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in actions addressing a range of claims, including patent infringement, entertainment, breach of contract, and probate issues. He has also helped clients in handling, among other things, dispositive motions, e-discovery, and pre-trial preparation. Kiwon has been practicing law since 2012, and he worked as general counsel for legal affairs at the automotive electronics company of Korea’s second largest conglomerate.

Kiwon received his B.S. degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), graduating with honors. He earned his J.D. degree from the Sungkyunkwan University, and his LL.M. degree with a specialization in Media, Entertainment & Technology Law and Policy from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Kiwon also served in the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID) as a Korea-US liaison soldier (KATUSA). He is native in Korean and is thoroughly familiar with Korean laws, corporate culture and business practices.

Experience​

Law Office of Kiwon Sung (Present)
Bird Marella, P.C.
UCLA Law Patent Clinic, Pro Bono Practitioner
Hyundai Autron (Hyundai Motor Group), General Counsel for legal affairs
Sunwoo LLP

Admissions

State Bar of California
Korean Bar Association
Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)


Licenses

California, United States Active
Licensed for 3 Years 2 Months
since Feb 2018
Korea
Licensed for 9 Years 1 Month
since Mar 2012

Education

University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law
Masters Media, Entertainment, Technology Law and Policy
2019
Sungkyunkwan University School of Law
Juris Doctor Business Law
2012
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Bachelors Industrial & Systems Engineering
2009

Associations

American Bar Association
Member since 2018
Korean Bar Association
Member since 2012
Seoul Bar Association
Member since 2012
State Bar of California
Member since 2018
Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association
Member since 2018

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Languages
  • English
  • Korean
  • German

El Segundo, CA


Law Office of Kiwon Sung

4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA 92660


400 Continental Blvd 6th Floor
El Segundo, CA 90245



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