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Sukhan Kim advises a wide range of major Korean and American companies seeking to conduct business in the United States and Korea. US and Korean multinational businesses regularly seek his guidance to resolve disputes, pursue sensitive cross-border business and investment opportunities, and gain an understanding of political and policy issues affecting both nations. His counsel has been sought by both the governments of the United States and the Republic of Korea on many occasions, and he advises the government of Korea on various bilateral trade policy matters.

Mr. Kim’s deep knowledge concerning bilateral trade and political issues between the United States and Korea has been recognized in various ways. Mr. Kim has been a distinguished visiting professor at Yonsei University’s Graduate School of International Studies. He has also served a number of policy and cultural organizations in a leadership capacity, including serving as the first vice chairman of the US-Asia Foreign Policy Council, special counsel to the Government of Korea during its IMF financial crisis, counsel to the US-Korea Foundation, honorary vice president of the Korean War Memorial Museum, and director of the Korea Society and the Korea Economic Institute.

Mr. Kim is a native of Seoul, Korea, and resides in Washington, DC. He received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1981. Prior to law school, Mr. Kim earned his Master’s degree in international politics from Columbia University, where he was a Columbia fellow.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1981
  • M.A., Columbia University, 1978, Columbia Fellow


  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Not licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant in Korea


  • Member, The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)