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Korean Attorney

Sehoon CHOI

After working at Busan and Daegu District Prosecutors’ Offices, Mr. Sehoon Choi worked as a prosecutor at the Office of Legal Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, in charge of deliberation and assistance for principal legislation procedures of the government. After serving as a research prosecutor at the Supreme Public Prosecutor's Office, he conducted investigations in special and environmental matters at Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office. He then took a number of important posts such as the Head of Special Division at Busan District Prosecutors’ Office, Head of Legal Profession Division at the Ministry of Justice, Chief of Hongseong Branch Prosecutors’ Office, Chief of Pohang Branch Prosecutors’ Office, and Deputy Chief of Goyang Branch Prosecutors’ Office. Mr. Choi is a winner of the Presidential Award for investigation on environmental matters, and the Prosecutor General’s Citation for investigation on intellectual property matters.

At Jipyong’s Litigation Group, he is providing legal advice on criminal matters, especially regarding special investigations, environment, intellectual property rights, and corporation transactions, etc.

Education Close

  • 2007 Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School
  • 1986 Seoul National University (LL.B.)

Experience Close

  • 2016-Present Partner, JIPYONG LLC
  • 2015-2016 Head of Criminal Trial Division, Seoul High Public Prosecutor’ s Office
  • 2014-2015 Chief Prosecutor, Pohang Branch, Daegu District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2013-2014 Deputy Chief Prosecutor, Goyang Branch, Seoul Uijeongbu District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2012-2013 Head of Criminal Division I, Seoul Eastern District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2012 Chief Prosecutor, Hongseong Branch, Daejeon District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2011 Head of Criminal Division II, Seoul Southern District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2009-2010 Head of Legal Profession Division, Ministry of Justice
  • 2008-2009 Head of Special Division, Busan District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2007 Deputy Division Head, Seoul Eastern District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2006-2007 Head of Criminal Trial Division, Daegu District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2005 Research Prosecutor, Investigation Policy Planning Office, Supreme Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • 2003-2005 Prosecutor, Seoul Central District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 2001-2003 Prosecutor, Office of Legal Counsel, Ministry of Justice
  • 1999-2001 Prosecutor, Daegu District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 1997-1999 Prosecutor, Uijeongbu Branch, Seoul District Public Prosecutors’ Office
  • 1995-1997 Prosecutor, Gyeongju Branch, Daegu District Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • 1993-1995 Prosecutor, Busan District Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • 1993 Judicial Research and Training Institute, Supreme Court of Korea

Honors and Recognitions Close

  • 2004Presidential Award
  • 2000Prosecutor General’s Citation

Admissions/Qualifications Close

  • 1993Admitted in Korea

Languages Close

Korean / English