Michael Yu is a foreign attorney at Kim & Chang. He practises primarily in the areas of aerospace and defence, corporate investigations, and white-collar criminal defence.
As a senior member of the firm’s aerospace and defence practice group, Michael has represented various American and European defense companies in procurement transactions and disputes with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA). He has worked on contract negotiations as well as dispute resolution matters involving projects with the armed services of the Ministry of National Defense, including the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) and Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).
In connection with the corporate investigations and white-collar defence group, Michael represents a broad range of companies in criminal defence, corporate investigations and regulatory audit matters, and has advised clients on matters concerning trade secrets, military classified information, corporate fraud and embezzlement, breach of trust and fiduciary duties, tax and customs audits, violations of gift and entertainment policies, anti-corruption and bribery laws (including coordination of OFAC and FCPA audits), establishment of compliance infrastructures, and Korean criminal procedures.
Prior to joining Kim & Chang, Michael was first an associate in the New York office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, and then a ROKAF Judge Advocate General officer. Michael received a JD from Cornell Law School in 1996, and an MALD from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy from Tufts University in 1995. He received an AB from the University of California, Berkeley in 1992. He is admitted to the New York Bar.
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