Henry Jung, founder and partner of Jung & Associates P.C., located in the heart of New York City, has spent more than 20 years in the practice of law and business. His wide-ranging experience as a lawyer includes criminal litigation, international and domestic commercial disputes, and other government investigations.
Jung began his legal career as an assistant district attorney in the office of the Kings County District Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, where he started his career in criminal law. In the late 1990’s, after his years as a prosecutor, he became active in the international arena founding a business and investment consultancy firm, Sollane Asia Group, that focused on cross-border financial and technological transactions. He handled a variety of projects, primarily in the emerging and mature technology sectors, which took him throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe for global equity and strategic alliance opportunities. Among Sollane’s clients and counter-parts were: Citi Corp., GE Capital, CDPQ (Canadian pension fund), GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corp.), Nomura Asset Management, Hyundai Electronics, Prudential, KBS (Korea Broadcasting System), HB (Han Byul) Telecom, Korea Venture Business Association. He also worked closely with Solarz Associates, the former Congressman Stephen Solarz’s international consultancy firm, on many projects involving Korea, India, and the cable-TV industry in the US and was responsible for putting Wilber Ross, Jr., current the US Secretary of Commerce, in touch with the Korean media and government during the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997.
Early in his career, he was a journalist with The Korea Times in New York, where he acquired a wealth of knowledge about the Korean communities throughout the Metropolitan area.
In 2003, Jung established Jung & Associates, PC where he has been of counsel to a host of Korean organizations and entities, including the Korean Consulate General’s Office in New York, Metropolitan New York Korean American Chamber of Commerce, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency, Chung Buk Province and Cheong Ju City in the Republic of Korea, as well as companies listed on the Korean Stock Exchange and KOSDAQ. Jung & Associates’ corporate work has spanned various sectors, notably, media, defense, energy, heavy construction equipment, logistics, entertainment, medical devices and real estate development. Jung also litigated for and against Korea and US-based Korean conglomerates.
Recently, Jung has successfully handled a number of criminal cases involving federal law enforcement agencies, such as IRS(Criminal Investigation Division), FBI, Customs and Border Patrol, ICE/DHS, US Department of State, Department of Treasury, HUD, in the areas of money laundering, structuring, tax and financial crimes, drug trafficking, defense regulations, and other violations of federal laws and successfully defended many clients in response to government investigations, both federal and state. Some of these cases involved defending Korean diplomats; overseas business men being charged with violating sensitive defense regulations; clients accused of engaging in drug-related domestic and international conspiracy and money laundering; and companies under illegal import/false designation investigations.
A longtime supporter of his community, Jung has served on the Boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including the Research Center for Korean Community (“RCKC”) at Queens College of the City University of New York, Korean American Voters Council, Korean American Civic Empowerment, Seoul Ballet Theater, and has been a booster of such artists and art organizations as Hakgojae Gallery, Ran Hwang Studio, White Wave Dance Company.
Jung also is a frequent supporter of various not-for-profit police and business organizations such as National Law Enforcement Institute, Nassau County Law Enforcement Exploring Board, and ABNY.
He is a graduate of St. John’s University with a B.A. in Political Science and received his Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law.