Junyeon specialises in corporate crime and investigations, particularly white collar crime and internal investigations with a focus on antibribery and anticorruption legislation compliance.
She also conducts compliance assessments (advising on the creation and implementation of compliance programmes) and has extensive experience in US litigation and international arbitration involving global businesses.
Junyeon is admitted to practise in New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in Japan (Gaikokuho Jimu Bengoshi).
She is fluent in English, Korean and Japanese.
Before joining our Tokyo office, Junyeon worked for three global US law firms, being based in New York, Tokyo and Singapore respectively. Prior to attending law school, she served as a foreign service officer at the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Junyeon earned her Juris Doctor degree from the New York University School of Law.
She graduated summa cum laude from Seoul National University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics. Additionally, she completed a one-year exchange program at the College of Arts and Science of the University of Tokyo.
Experience & expertise
- a global healthcare company in multiple internal investigations of alleged bribery and corruption, and misconduct of employees based in Japan, Korea and Indonesia
- a global technology company in multiple internal investigations of alleged bribery and corruption of employees based in Korea*
- a global entertainment company in an internal investigation of its Japanese subsidiary, in parallel with a criminal investigation by the Special Investigation Unit of the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office. The criminal investigation was closed without indictment*
- a global automotive company in an internal investigation of its former and current executives' misconduct, in parallel with a criminal investigation by the Special Investigation Unit of the Tokyo Public Prosecutors Office*
- a global investment firm in an internal investigation of misconduct by employees based in Japan*
- LG Energy Solution in a Section 337 investigation involving misappropriation of trade secrets claims related to lithium-ion batteries, resulting in a US$1.8 billion settlement for the client*
- Sumitomo Electric Industries in its defence against two multi-district class actions alleging a global bid-rigging and price-fixing conspiracy among suppliers of automotive wire harnesses*
*Experience gained prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills