S. Nathan Park

Counsel

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Biography

S. Nathan Park is a versatile litigator with extensive experience with complex international business litigation, arbitration, judgment enforcement, and regulatory investigations, frequently involving challenging jurisdictions in Asia, Europe and offshore.

As an expert in East Asian economy and politics, Nathan regularly appears on television and writes extensively on major publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Politico and the Financial Times.

Before joining Kibler Fowler & Cave LLP, Nathan practiced as a litigator at Kobre & Kim LLP, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

Nathan's representative matters prior to joining Kibler Fowler & Cave include:

  • Representation of a U.S.-based hedge fund in an investor-state arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules against the government of an Asian state, culminating in a three-week trial in Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Representation of a multinational energy company in the successful enforcement of an investment treaty arbitration award against the government of a South American state for US $100 million+ (with interest).
  • Representation of a U.S. corporation in connection with developing and implementing a comprehensive asset tracing and recovery plan relating to a US $920 million+ judgment rendered against an Asian multinational petrochemical company.
  • Representation of a South Korean cosmetics company relating to its joint venture partnership in the U.S., litigating simultaneously in New York State Court and Delaware Chancery Court.
  • Representation of the official committee of unsecured creditors in the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with a US $600 million fraud committed by a rogue trader.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with an investigation conducted by the DOJ, SEC and the New York State Attorney General in connection with Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
  • Representation of a financial institution in connection with an investigation conducted by the DOJ, SEC and the New York State Attorney General in connection with a Wall Street bonus following the 2008 financial crisis.

Nathan currently serves as the Co-President of the Korean-American Bar Association of Washington DC. He is also a member of the International Association of Korean Lawyers and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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Education

  • Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Publications

Experience

  • Kobre & Kim LLP
  • Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Affiliations

  • Korean-American Bar Association of Washington DC, Co-President (2023-2025 term)
  • International Association of Korean Lawyers, Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Languages

  • Korean