Richard G.S. Lee represents and advises clients on matters involving antitrust, competition, and fair trade, with a focus on issues involving information technology (IT), chemical, and other high-technology sectors. Richard regularly assists clients before the United States Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and other European and Asian regulatory bodies investigating cutting edge issues such as standard essential patent (SEP) licensing practices and the use, collection, and transfer of big data. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and his practice is supervised by DC Bar members.
Richard has also successfully advocated on behalf of clients in a variety of complex and high-stakes merger filings involving the competition authorities of the United States, European Union, China, Korea, and Japan, among other jurisdictions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Richard served as a foreign legal consultant at a prominent law firm in Seoul, Korea, where he assisted multinational corporations in domestic and global competition, international trade, and white collar investigations. He also served as in-house counsel with LG Electronics handling competition matters, and for the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York.
Columbia Law School, 2012, J.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 2008, B.A., Philosophy, History
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
US District Court for the District of New Jersey
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Competition, Law360 (2017)