Dr. Nam Woo Kim
SJD Program Graduate


Dr. Kim successfully completed his S.J.D. degree at American University Washington College of Law. The title of his dissertation was “Dominant Firms and Competitive Process: Lessons from the U.S. and Implications for Korean Competition Policy.” His fields of study and professional expertise include antitrust law and competition law.

Currently, Dr. Kim is an attorney at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC. Before joining Bae, Kim & Lee, he served as the Antitrust Counsel at LG Electronics, Inc., where he was primarily responsible for the antitrust compliance program and consultations.

Dr. Kim has also worked as an Adjunct Professor, teaching antitrust law, corporate law and law and economics at various universities and law schools in Korea. Prior to that, he served as a Foreign Legal Consultant at the Office of International Affairs, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Dr. Kim is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Degrees & Universities

S.J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2010.
LL.C.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2004.
LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2003.
LL.M., Yonsei University, 2002.
B.B.A., Yonsei University, 2000.

Areas of Specialization

Antitrust Law
Competition Law


The Korea Fair Trade Commission Issues Revised Guidelines of Cartel Leniency Programs with a view to Preventing Recidivism and Reducing the Extent of Immunity in Cases of Two-Firm Cartels(Link), www.concurrences.com, January 9, 2013.

Reverse Payment Settlement in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Latest Trend in the U.S. Circuit Courts (in Korean), Law Review of Sookmyung Women’s University, December 1, 2012.

Tying Having No Impact on Competition as Abuse of Market Dominace: A Comparative Analysis of Korean and American Tying Law (in Korean), Journal of Korean Competition Law, April 2012.

Administrative Surcharge as Remedy for Antitrust Violation: Debatable Issues and Suggestions (in Korean), Korean Journal of Economic Law, December 2011.

The New U.S. Horizontal Merger Guidelines and the Challenge of Judicial Embracement: Implications for Korean Merger Policy (in Korean), Korean Journal of Economic Law, May 2011.

Analytical Approach to Abuse of Market Dominance Offense: Need for 'Competitive Relationship' in Antitrust Market (in Korean), Korean Journal of Economic Law, December 2010.

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