Johneth Park Rejoins Sheppard Mullin’s Global Corporate Practice In Seoul
Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is pleased to announce that partner Johneth Park has joined the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group in its Seoul office. Park, who was a partner with the firm from 2015 to 2020, rejoins Sheppard Mullin after serving as General Counsel of Seoul-based Doosan Corporation and Chief Legal Officer of its affiliate HyAxiom, Inc. Park’s return follows Corporate partner Wonsun Jung who joined the firm’s Seoul office earlier this month from White & Case LLP. Park and Jung will serve as Seoul Office Managing Partners, taking over the role from partner Paul Kim, who will continue to serve as the firm’s Seoul office representative.
“We are delighted that Johneth has returned to Sheppard Mullin,” said Luca Salvi, Chair of Sheppard Mullin. “His experience, including his senior in-house roles at Doosan and HyAxiom, will serve to enhance his value to our clients and to our firm.”
Kim added: “I am thrilled to once again be practicing with Johneth. His in-depth expertise in cross-border transactions and capital markets in a variety of sectors, including energy, will help build our existing capabilities in both Korea and in the U.S.”
Park has more than 20 years of experience handling capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions both in-house and in private practice. He represents corporate, financial and government-affiliated clients in Korea-related work as well as work in other jurisdictions, and has worked on securities offerings by a wide range of Korean issuers, including major government entities, financial institutions, manufacturers and energy companies in Korea.
His mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactional experience includes acquisitions and sales by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, Goldman Sachs PIA, Citadel, LG Display, Yingli Green Energy, Suntech, Citi and C&M, Banknorth Group, and Boston Financial Holdings, among others. Park received his B.A., cum laude, from Harvard University, his M.A. from Columbia University and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
About Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate and Securities Practice
One of the firm's core strengths, Sheppard Mullin’s Corporate and Securities practice group, assists clients throughout the United States and abroad in maximizing their business opportunities. We represent clients that range from private to public companies and from startups and emerging businesses to international corporations. We are proud to offer CRADLE TO LIQUIDITY® services. We provide general business legal advice, assist in structuring and implementing major transactions, prepare agreements to address unique business arrangements, and consult with clients to resolve major business and ownership issues. We handle such matters as initial and later-stage venture and other financings; leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations; public offerings; mergers and acquisitions; SEC compliance; private equity transactions; real estate capital markets transactions; corporate, LLC and partnership formation; and corporate partnering, joint venture and other strategic alliance arrangements. Because of our diverse client base, we have experience representing substantial entities in complicated multinational and multistate transactions, as well as advising smaller and emerging clients on the full spectrum of business matters.