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Minsuk Han

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Minsuk Han represents plaintiffs and defendants in trial and appellate courts and arbitration, as well as before federal agencies. He has particular experience with complex commercial disputes, securities investigations and litigation, antitrust and intellectual property law, and attorney malpractice matters. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Han served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Han also practiced in Frankfurt, Germany, advising clients on U.S. law issues in equity and debt capital markets, private equity fund, and debt financing matters.

Mr. Han is a graduate of Seoul National University Business School (summa cum laude, 2010) and Cornell Law School (magna cum laude, 2014), and he is admitted to the bar in New York, 2015; District of Columbia, 2016; and California, 2017. He currently serves as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area and on the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the District of Columbia Bar. Mr. Han has previously served on the Board of Directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund as President (2018-2019) and Vice President (2017-2018).

Mr. Han teaches commercial arbitration at the George Washington University Law School as professorial lecturer in law.

Noteworthy Representations

State of Florida v. Purdue Pharma L.P., No. 2018-CA-001438 (Fla. 6th Jud. Cir.) – Represented the State of Florida in a lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacies for the opioid epidemic in that state, in which the firm recovered more than $3.6 billion plus litigation costs and completed its litigation successfully as to the most defendants in the fastest time and lowest cost of any State.

Students For Fair Admissions, Inc. v. Harvard, No. 14-cv-14176-ADB (D. Mass.), No. 19-2005 (1st Cir.) & No. 20-1199 (S. Ct.) – Represented multiple Nobel laureates, former federal officials, and other preeminent economists, supporting Harvard University’s admissions policies against constitutional challenge.

Hymas v. U.S. Dep’t of Interior, No. 18-35488 (9th Cir.) (argued) – Represented a farmer in an Administrative Procedures Act challenge to a federal cooperative farming program. Obtained reversal of the district court’s dismissal of Mr. Hymas’s complaint.

Social Ranger, LLC v. Facebook, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-01525 (D. Del.) – Represented Facebook, Inc. in an antitrust action brought by Social Ranger, LLC, relating to social games on Facebook.

CenturyLink Communications, LLC v. Verizon Services Corp., et al., No. 18-33 (FCC) – Represented Verizon in significant regulatory dispute with CenturyLink over special-access charges. Obtained full dismissal of CenturyLink’s claims after contested evidentiary proceeding.

Represented individual clients pursuing legal malpractice action against their former attorneys, resulting in successful settlement.

Publications

A Two-Branched Attack on the Jury Right in Patent Litigation, 99 Cornell L. Rev. 659 (2014)

The Antitrust Economics of Free Software, Cornell Daily Sun, May 2, 2014, at 7

Education

Cornell Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014

  • Order of the Coif
  • Executive Editor, Cornell Law Review
  • John J. Kelly Memorial Prize

Seoul National University Business School, B.A., summa cum laude, 2010

Clerkship

Law Clerk, Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2014-2015


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