Lee International

Bernard K. HAM

Affiliated Counsel

T. 82-2-2262 6051

F. 82-2-2279-5020

Practice Area

  • Intellectual Property

  • Corporate

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Venture Technology and Emerging Growth Companies

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Labor and Employment

  • Capital Markets Regulatory Compliance

  • International Litigation / Arbitration

  • Life Sciences and Health Care

  • Health Care

  • Technology

  • Manufacturing

  • Sports / Entertainment


  • Seton Hall University (J.D., 1997)

  • Claremont Graduate University (M.A., 1994)

  • University of Wisconsin at Madison (B.A., 1992)


  • Affiliated Counsel, Lee International IP & Law (2024~Present)

  • Senior Foreign Attorney, JIPYONG LLC (2019~2024)

  • Senior Managing Director, Seegene Inc. (2014~2018)

  • Partner, Lee, Hong, Degerman, Kang & Waimey (Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA), Business & Corporate Practice Group (2012~2014)

  • Adjunct Professor, Sogang University School of law (2009~2016)

  • Head of Business & Legal Affairs, CJ E&M; Senior Legal Counsel, CJ Group (2006~2010)

  • Associate, Baker & McKenzie (Washington, DC), Corporate & Securities and Pharmaceuticals & Health Law Practice Groups (2003~2006)

  • Associate, Alston & Bird (Atlanta, GA), Healthcare Regulatory and International Practice Groups (2000~2003)

  • Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the General Counsel (1998~2000)


  • Admitted to the bar, Georgia (2001)

  • US District Court for the District of New Jersey (1998)


  • The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guides: International Arbitration- South Korea Chapter (The Legal 500) (2020)

  • Comparative Legal Guide: International Arbitration (4th edition) South Korea Chapter (The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer) (2019)

  • Co-author of the chapter with Michael H. Cook, Chapter 3, Compliance and Health Law Update for Long Term Care, CCH 2005 Health Law and Compliance Update (2005)

  • Frequent contributor to the publications of the American Health Lawyers Association (2000~2006)

Publications / Presentations

  • Speaker, “FDA to Regulate LDTs and IVDs,” IVD Section Workshop, Korea Medical Devices Industry Association, Seoul, Korea (2023)

  • Speaker and Moderator for the panel, “Partnering for a Combination Therapy: Legal and Regulatory Considerations", “Strategic Considerations in Developing Combination Therapies,” Bioplus-Interphex Korea 2023 organized by Korea Biotechnology Industry Organization, Seoul, Korea (2023)

  • Presenter, “Legal Developments Impacting the Supply of Medical Products and the Provision of Healthcare in Korea,” Webinar re: Guiding Your Business Through a Time of Crisis, hosted by The Legal 500, Seoul, Korea (2020)

  • Lecturer, “Strategic Partnership and Licensing for Overseas Expansion”, Dynamic Bio Workshop, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (hosted by Korea Biomedicine Industry Association), Seoul, Korea (2019)

  • Presenter, “Collaboration in Global Biotech: From a Term Sheet to Closing”, the BIO STARTUP, POWERUP PROGRAM, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Seoul, Korea (2019)

  • Presenter, “Innovations in MDx Product Development (One Platform Solution)”, 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, San Francisco, CA (2017)

  • Presenter, “Legal Issues to Consider in Investing in the United States”, Spring Seminar by Foundation of Korea Automotive Parts Industry Promotion, Seoul, Korea (2012)

  • Discussant, “Legal Issues in HR and Labor Relations in M&A Context and Practical Considerations in Outbound M&A”, Negotiations and Legal Issues in Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions, Seminar co-hosted by Seoul National University School of Law, Korea International Trade Law Association, Seoul, Korea (2011)


  • Languages : English, Korean
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