The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Hana Bank in a trademark dispute originally brought by a California company with a similar name.
Jong Baek Park has made the jump from Seoul-based firm Apex, where he was managing partner.
The Seoul-based partner is guiding Samsung Display through a complex $2.3 billion agreement with longtime business partner Corning Inc.
Corning has tapped Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz for counsel on its agreement to buy out Samsung's share of a joint venture between the two companies in a complex transaction that gives the Korean electronics giant a 7.4 percent stake in Corning. Paul Hastings is advising Samsung.
The Korean electronics giant sold $1.5 billion of its stake in the U.S. hard drive maker, which is engaged in a major stock buyback plan.
Apple and its lawyers at Morrison & Foerster won another round in their patent battle with Samsung, when an Obama administration official refused to override a U.S. International Trade Commission order blocking Samsung from importing certain smartphones and tablets into the U.S.
For international firms, China has generally been a tale of two cities: Beijing and Shanghai. But a number of firms are starting to eye second-tier markets like Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Qingdao.