Seong-Jin Choi is a partner of Shin & Kim and his major practice areas include corporate crime, high-tech crime, financial crime, money laundering, intellectual property rights, personal information protection, information and communications, and forensic science.
Starting his career as a prosecutor at the Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office in 1997, Mr Choi was in charge of special investigations at the Northern Branch of the Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office, Suwon District Prosecutors’ Office, among others. In particular, he investigated politicians and large corporations as a member of the presidential election funds investigation team of the Central Investigation Unit of the Korean Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. Working as a prosecutor, he was dispatched to the Special Prosecutors’ Office on Ddos (a cyberattack case related to Korean elections), accumulated experience in forensic science, including information and communications and digital forensic science, and served as Digital Forensic Science Officer and Forensic Science Planning Officer at the Korean Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. Mr Choi also worked at the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit of the Financial Services Commission, engaging in anti-money laundering tasks, such as the analysis of illegal financial transactions and foreign exchange transactions.