Prior to joining Striker Capital Management, Mr. Chung has a distinguished career as a lawyer in the U.S. and Korea, a senior government official in the U.S. government, a quasi-official role as the Head of Invest KOREA in the Republic of Korea, and as a trusted advisor to many businesses. In recognition of his achievements, Mr. Chung was appointed as an Honorary Ambassador of Foreign Investment Promotion for the Republic of Korea in April 2021.
Mr. Chung started practicing law in Los Angles, California in 1984 and went on to establishing a law firm in 1986 with John Lim as his partner, and that law firm is now known as LimNexus. Mr. Chung left the law firm to join the Clinton Administration as a presidential appointee at the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, for 7 years. Mr. Chung served as the Director of the Advocacy Center for 5 years, advocating the interests of the U.S. businesses around the world and helping them win orders in excess of $100 billion over those 5 years. In 2006 he was appointed as the Head of Invest KOREA, overseeing the inbound foreign direct investment for 4 years, and bringing over $ 10 billion in FDI per year. At the end of 2009 Mr. Chung participated as a member of the Presidential task force to win the nuclear power plant order from the UAE. Mr. Chung practiced law as a senior foreign counsel at Yulchon LLC, one of the largest full-service law firms in Korea for 13 years until the end of 2021, focusing on corporate law, international trade and investment, and cross border dispute resolution.
Mr. Chung received BA in sociology from Harvard University with honors. Mr. Chung received a MA in public administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1984.