Orrick opens Korean practice... in Japan

The US firm has hired a top Korean lawyer to sit in Tokyo.

Orrick Herrington Sutcliffe is planning to get a head-start on South Korea's legal practice reforms by setting up its first Korean office in Japan. The US firm has hired Eugene Chang, a partner from Woo Yun Kang Jeong Han in Seoul, to establish a Korea practice in Orrick's Tokyo joint-venture office.

Chang is a finance specialist with particular expertise in securitization, a core area for Orrick in most markets but one - they haven't had much...

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