Jongguk Choi

Before joining Hagens Berman, Jongukk served as a lecturer in a prestigious university in Korea and published various legal articles on tax policy in leading Korean scholarly journals.

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Current Role

  • Staff Attorney, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP

Experience

  • Sookmyoung Women’s University, Lecturer, March 2011 – December 2011
  • SM Developing, LLC, Mattawa, WA, Legal/Project Manager, June 2008 – March, 2009
  • Wright Firm, Dallas, TX, Legal Assistant, May 2002 – May 2005 and Summer 2006
  • Seoul Ecological Science Institution, Seoul, South Korea, May 1997 – May 2001

Activities

Catholic Human Rights Committee, Seoul, South Korea, Research Fellow, May 1996 - May 2001

  • Assisted attorneys with client meetings and court filings with the South Korean District and Appellate Courts
  • Assisted the investigation of suspicious deaths in Korean armed forces
     

Korean Army 15th Division, Hwacheon, South Korea, Sergeant, Oct 1989 - May 1992

  • Honored as model solder by the 15th Division commander
  • Honored as model soldier by the 39th Regiment commander

Publications

  • "Marriage Penalty in Discussion in Korea, in Dispute in the States," Seol-rin Tax Law Society, May 5, 2011
  • "Government’s Responsibilities on Taxpayers’ Reliance on Its Inconsistent Acts and Both Taxpayers’ and Government’s Duty of Good Faith in Taxation," Korean Pubic Law Association, 2011, Vol.39 No.4
  • "Constitutional Limits on the Use of a Nation's Taxing Power as a Means for Welfare State – focused on the Study of Regulatory, Destructive, or Punishable Nature of Taxation," Korea Public Land Law Association, August 2011, Vol. 54
  • "The Analysis of Tax Expenditure from the Perspectives of Fiscal and Performance Management," Korean Journal of Taxation Research, 2011, Vol.29 No.4, [2012] (co-author) 

Languages

  • Korean
  • Mandarin, written

Personal Insight

Jongguk was a Taekwondo silver medalist and basketball player, but now is barely able to keep up with his daughter and son.