Complex Litigation

Yong Jin Park primarily focuses on the defense of products liability lawsuits, insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes and commercial litigations. Mr. Park has served the Korean insurance industry for two decades.

Responding to the needs of the Korean insurance industry – with respect to the products liability area in particular – Mr. Park has defended a number of Korean manufacturers and their subsidiaries throughout the United States. He has been responsible for the coordination of the defense of numerous Korean products, including, but not limited to, tires, motorcycle helmets, seat belts, wire ropes, nails, steel pipes, excavators, forklifts, skid steer loaders, cellular telephones, microwave ovens, televisions, air conditioners, refrigerators and other home appliances.

Mr. Park’s ability to communicate efficiently with the Korean defendants has streamlined the discovery process and developed successful defense strategies that have resulted in early dismissal, summary judgment, or advantageous settlements in multi-million dollar lawsuits brought against Korean companies. In addition, his bilingual abilities have enabled his Korean clients to deal with discovery issues in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Mr. Park is knowledgeable about Korean companies’ businesses and their practices in the North American marketplace. He is also thoroughly familiar with jurisdictional issues that can be an important defense strategy for Korean defendants in the U.S. litigation.

Admissions
New York State Bar
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Education
Yonsei University, College of Business and Economics, B.B.A., 1976
New York University, Stern Business School, M.B.A., 1982
Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1988

Professional Memberships
American Bar Association: Tort and Insurance Practice Committee; International Law and Practice Committee
New York Super Lawyer (2010, 2011, 2012)

Presentations
“Products Liability in the U.S.A., Current Issues and Prevention”
Kia Motors Corp. (January 1993, April 1994)
Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. (March 1993, April 1996)
Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (October 1994, October 2000)
LG Insurance Co., Ltd. (September 1995)
Daewoo Heavy Industry & Machinery Ltd. (October 2000, May 2001)
Oriental Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. (May 2002)
Nexen Tire Corp. (November 2004)
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (November 2005)
Nanjing Kumho Tire Co., Ltd. (April 2006 in China)
Kumho Tire Co., Inc. (April 2006)
Nanjing Kumho Tire Co., Ltd., (November 2007 in China)
Kumho Tire (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.(November 2007 in China)
Kumho Tire Co. Inc. (November 2007)
“Employment Practices Liability”
Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the USA (October 1996, October 1997)

Honors
"2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts Law" by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell

Languages
Fluent in Korean

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