Managing Attorney

License Defense Attorney for RN, LVN, & APRN.

Practice before Texas Board of Nursing

Represented over 150 nurses.

Represented over 500 professional licenses before
Texas Dept of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

Represented over 1,000 clients before
Texas District, County and JP courts


June 2017-June 2019


Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA)

Legal Counsel

Korean-American Oil & Gas Engineers Association



Sales & Business Development Attorney

Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co.,Ltd.

Developed new clients and marketed their services and products to RasGas in Qatar,


Past and Current Representation

Excelerate Energy
Daewoo Engineering & Construction
Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering
Hyundai Hysco
Korea Gas Corporation
Korea Ras Raffan LNG
OCI International Inc.
POSCO Engineering & Construction
Samsung Austin Semiconductor
SK Corporation
Legal Representation of over 2,000 clients & small businesses

Counsel to President & CEO

Korea Ras Raffan LNG, a shareholder of RasGas

KORAS is a JV between Korea Gas Corporation, Samung, Hyundai, LG, SK, Daesung & Hanwha

Developed new clients and maintained existing clients; Developed new partnership in U.S; Provided Administrative, Tax, FCPA/Compliance and Energy legal advice.



LNG Carrier Sales & Business Development Consultant

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering

Successfully marketed the DSME in Qatar and U.S.

Sales, Marketing & Business Development Attorney * Counsel

Dentons LLP

Developed new clients & marketed the firm in Korea, China, Qatar, UAE, Oman & Algeria


February 2003 - February2004

Board of Director

Superbowl XXXVIII Houston, Carolina Panthers v. New England Patriots

Sales, Marketing & Business Development Attorney * Senior Counsel

Locke Lord LLP

Energy, LNG and International Practice

Developed new clients and marketed the firm in Korea and Southeast companies in U.S.

2002 - 2004

1994 - 2002

Assistant U.S. Attorney

U.S. Department of Justice

Represented the United States in Criminal and Civil Proceedings

Assistant Attorney General

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Justice

1991 - 1994

1982 - 1991

Congressional Assistant to U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives


Oral Roberts University

EMR Senator

University of Maryland School of Law

Doctor of Law (J.D.)

University of Maryland University College

Bachelor of Science (BS), Political Science and Government

University of Houston Law Center

Master’s Degree, LLM, Intellectual Property & Entertainment/Sports Law

London School of Economics and Political Science

European Common Market Law Program.

Representive Cases

U.S. – Korea Business Development I FCPA I Compliance I LNG I EPC I Construction I Shipbuilding I Government Procurement I Criminal Defense

  • Extensive experience in representing both U.S. and South Korean EPC & Energy companies.
  • Advised and represented ConocoPhillips in their dealings with South Korean energy, shipbuilding and construction companies.
  • Advised and represented Samsung Austin Semiconductor.
  • Advised and represented on behalf of Excerelate Energy, which owns and operates nine LNG regas carriers, before Sonatrach, Oman LNG, Qatargas, and Korea Gas Corporation.
  • On behalf of Korea Ras Laffan LNG (KORAS), which is composed of Korea Gas Corporation, Samsung, Hyundai, LG, SK, Daesung and Hanwha, he has successfully represented KORAS in Qatar and in U.S.

International Business Development Representation

  • Represented and marketed Daewoo Engineering & Construction on their first engineering project with RasGas in Qatar.
  • Served as a consultant to Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine Engineering (DSME) in marketing and selling their three LNG carriers.

Served as a Senior Counsel with Lord & Locke (Houston) and Denton US LLP (Kansas City).

U.S. Government Contracts I Business Development

  • Represented business owners before government and/or private entities in obtaining government contracts.
  • Served as a Congressional staffer for the Speaker of U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC for 9 years.
  • Served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice (Houston) for 9 years.


Former Clients



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Korea Practice

We blend a broad range of transactional skills and experience to help clients solve their
most challenging business issues. Powered by a command and knowledge of industry
specific issues, we provide general business advice and corporate legal services to both
domestic and foreign entities that are privately or publicly owned.
We understand the legal issues encountered by the companies in today’s complex
marketplace and strive to provide legal-advice that is not only competent but also costeffective
considering the companies’ business needs. We have the expertise to develop
creative strategies to deal with difficult problems and give our business clients the
practical litigation advice and representation they seek.
We have represented international energy corporations and energy companies in many
complex corporate transactions. We deal with the following areas of corporate practice:
• contract negotiations and drafting
• representation in business disputes.
• Counseling in business transactions
• Creditor’s rights in bankruptcy proceedings
• Collections
• Securities litigation
• Shareholder/partnership disputes
• Trade secrets litigation
• Unfair competition claims
We have extensively involved ourselves in providing experienced and competent
representation to various energy companies. Some of the services we have rendered are
the following:
• Handled complex corporate transactions and contract negotiations for seven
international energy corporations.
• Represented our clients in complex, multi-million dollar contracts and subcontracts,
for international transactions in Qatar, Korea, and the United States.
• Provided legal advice to one of the top three fully-integrated energy companies in
the United States, regarding transactions in Korea.

Energy (LNG)

We are one of the active law firms in the LNG business. We are recognized for our special expertise in
energy law and distinguished by our unique depth of experience in international energy transactions. We
provide top-quality legal and counseling services to our clients on a broad spectrum of energy and natural
resource transactions worldwide.
Our considerable experience in many segments of the energy industry, coupled with our extensive
regulatory work, gives us a strong position from which to facilitate energy and natural resources-related
business solutions.
A listing of our specific services in the LNG law is representative of our vast experience in the
representative and counseling services in the area of energy law. These are as follows:
• Represented Equity partner of a multi-billion dollar Joint Venture company in the Middle East.
• Represented LNG carriers, FPSO, and LNG liquefied/regas terminal builders.
• Represented a multi-billion dollar Texas energy company as an LNG commercial and market
developer before government-owned companies located throughout Asia, the Middle East, as well as
North and West Africa.
• Provided general counseling to seven international energy companies on legal issues, including
corporate, regulatory, labor and employment matters.
• Represented seven international energy companies in a dispute arising from a state-owned energy
company in the Middle East.

LNG Legal, Marketing, and Trade

Our extensive oil and gas marketing and trading practice serve as a natural complement to our proficiency in
energy law. The success of our expertise in dealing with energy practice is our understanding of the energy
industry’s requirements which helps us render efficient, practical advice to our clients.
We have exceptional proficiency in short-term and long-term oil and gas sale and purchase contracts. We
understand that successful marketing and trading requires regulatory, risk management and financing
expertise to accompany expert advice on transaction structuring and we serve our clients according to the
specific needs of their business.
Our services in LNG legal, marketing and trade:
• Represented one of the biggest buyers of LNG while negotiating with a state-owned energy
company in the Middle East and one of the largest U.S. energy companies.
• Represented a foreign state-owned energy company in negotiating with major U.S. energy
• Represented and Marketed LNG vessel/FPSO builders.
• Litigated on behalf of a Korean LNG vessel/FPSO builder in dispute arising out of a multi-million
construction project against a multi-billion dollar U.S. energy company.
• Represented and marketed an LNG Regas Terminal, an LNG carrier’s ship owner, and an LNG
transportation chartering company.
• Represented and marketed a multi-billion dollar LNG EPC contractor.
• Represented and marketed a multi-billion dollar U.S. energy company in forming joint ventures with
LNG companies in Korea, Qatar and Oman.