Daniel Wonzo Lee is a partner of DLA Piper LLP (US) and Country Managing Partner of Korea. Daniel has more than 30 years of experience at major law firms in Los Angeles, Honolulu, Tokyo and Seoul.
Widely renowned in the Korean legal community, Daniel's practice covers wide-range of complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international joint ventures, foreign direct investments in addition to international arbitration. Daniel has significant IT Technology, FCPA, compliance and forensics experience stemming from his 8-year in-house experience as General Counsel/Vice President at IBM Korea. His noteworthy legal record includes his role as the lead counsel for the Korea's largest automobile manufacture and many suppliers to establish automobile assembly plants in US and Brazil, among many other greenfield projects in foreign jurisdictions.
Daniel is the founding President of the In-house Counsel Forum in Korea, serving as its first President from 1998 to 2002 which has amassed over 1,800 in-house counsel members since its establishment. He is also the Founding President of the Foreign Law Firm Association in Korea which was established to widen the legal market opening in Korea and served as its first President from 2014 to 2015.