CHICAGO, IL—Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Sam Hong has joined the firm’s Technology Transactions & Privacy practice as a partner in the Chicago office.
Hong focuses his practice on technology and intellectual property-related transactions, including drafting and negotiating licensing and transfer agreements, commercial agreements, service agreements, and agreements related to outsourcing and other strategic alliances. He also counsels private equity and strategic clients in relation to mergers and acquisitions, structured financing, and restructurings, as well as licensing agreements associated with patents, trademarks, software, and other technologies.
Prior to his most recent role at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Hong spent three years at Samsung Electronics’ global legal affairs headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. There he focused on semiconductor and technology transactions; cross-border agreements related to development, manufacture, and purchase of technologies; and mergers and acquisitions work, with a particular emphasis on medical device and hardware components.