Attorneys

Michael M. Yi

Mr. Yi is the managing partner of Lee Anav Chung White Kim Ruger & Richter LLP. His primary practice areas are commercial litigation, banking and financial services, real estate and intellectual property.

Mr. Yi served as an assistant district attorney in the trial division of the New York County District Attorney’s Office (1988-92). He was associated with Corbin Silverman & Sanseverino (1992-95), and was a member of Yi Tuan & Brunstein (1996-2003) and Yi Cho & Brunstein LLC (2004-06).

Education

Northwestern University (B.A., 1985)
University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1988)

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Duane Reade in the civil action Duane Reade v. New WTC Retail Owner LLC, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 654443/2018.
  • Walgreen Co. and Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. in the civil action Pinnacle Pharmacy Inc. d/b/a Super RX Pharmacy v. Harding Shopping Limited Partnership et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 653384/2019.
  • Bank of Hope in the civil action Bank of Hope v. Miye Chon et al., in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2:14-cv-01770-KM-JAD, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, No. 18-1567.
  • Genesis Co., Ltd. and BBQ Global Co., Ltd. in the civil action Innoas, Inc. d/b/a ZionPOS v. Genesis BBQ USA, LLC et al., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division: Bergen County, Docket No. BER-L-005667-16, and in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, Docket No. A-001039-19.
  • Walgreen Co. and Walgreen Eastern Co., Inc. in the civil action Gristede’s Operating Corp. et al. v. Scarsdale Shopping Center Associates, LLC, et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester, Index No. 53040/2012, and in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division: Second Judicial Department, App. Div. No. 2017-00428.
  • Woojung Tech Co., Ltd. in the civil action Lilia Godinez et al. v. Woojung Tech Co., Ltd. et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1:15-CV-02295-AJN.
  • Ehwha Glotech Co., Ltd. and Carmenita Machinery, LLC in the civil action Joan Arache et al. v. Poong Kwang MachingCompany, Ltd. et al., in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County, Docket No. MID-L-4698-14.
  • Duane Reade and Duane Reade Realty Inc. in the civil action Duane Reade and Duane Reade Realty Inc. v. El Mundo of Knickerbocker Inc. et al., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. E652351/2011.
  • LG Electronics Inc. in the civil action DK Acquisition Partners, L.P. v. LG Electronics Inc., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 602386/04.
  • Well Luck Co., Inc. in the civil action Well Luck Co., Inc. v. F.C. Gerlach & Co., Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 03 CV 2826 (DRH/MLO).
  • Onse Telecom in the civil action Oxyn Telecommunications, Inc. v. Onse Telecom et al., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 01 Civ. 1012 (JSM) (with co-counsel, Marc J. Gottridge, Esq. of Lovells, New York Office).
  • Kyu-Byung Hwang in the ancillary proceeding In Re Petition of Kyu-Byung Hwang as Court-appointed Receiver of Onse Telecom, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, Case No. 03-17371(BRL) (with co-counsel Marc J. Gottridge, Esq. of Lovells, New York Office, and Korean counsel In-man Kim of Bae, Kim & Lee, Seoul, Korea).
  • Kim Sports International, Inc. in the civil action MLB Advanced Media, L.P. v. Kim Sports International, Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 05 Civ. 10285 (SAS).
  • China National Tobacco Corporation in civil actions in the state courts of Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming (with co-counsel Xiaomin Chen, Esq. of DeHeng Chen Chan, LLC).
  • Electrical & Electronics Ltd. in the civil action Dennis B. Newlon et al. v. Electrical & Electronics Ltd., in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Northern Division, Cause No. 2:01-CV-71 (CEJ) (with co-counsel, Monica J. Allen, Esq. of Haar & Woods, LLP, St. Louis, Missouri).
  • Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. in the civil action Network Computing Architects, Inc. v. Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. v. Lucent Technologies Inc., in the United States District Court, Western District of Washington at Seattle, Case No. C99-2071C.
  • Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. in the civil action Hyundai Telecom (USA), Inc. v. Qwest Communications Corp., in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 604242/00.

Professional Memberships

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Land Use and Zoning Committee (1993-94)
    • Committee on the Judiciary (2000-2002)
    • Committee on Criminal Justice Operations and Budget (2005-2006)
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Asian American Bar Association of New York
  • Board of Trustees, The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Inc. (1995-2010)

Presentations, Published Works, Honors

  • US Securities Class Actions: Business Risks and Litigation Strategies, presented by the Federation of Korean Industries and the U.S. Department of State (May 2004)
  • Transacting Business with US Firms I: Keys to Successful Cross-Border Transactions and Avoiding Costly Litigation, presented by The Small Business Corporation (SBC) and Hankyul Law Firm of the Republic of Korea (October 2003)
  • Transacting Business with US Firms II: OEM/Supplier Transactions and Product Liability, presented by The Small Business Corporation (SBC) and Hankyul Law Firm of the Republic of Korea (May 2004)
  • Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine, Seoul National University College of Law (October 2003)
  • Current Realities, Korean and Korean American Studies Bulletin, East Rock Institute, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer 1994
  • David Rockefeller Fellow, New York City Partnership (1997-1998)
  • Recipient of the New York University Asian Pride Community Leadership Award (1992)
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