Chun, John H.

John H. Chun

Of Counsel

  Biography

 At Quinn Emanuel, John H. Chun’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense, with a focus on complex financial transactions and instruments.  Prior to joining the firm, he was an Assistant Federal Public Defender where he focused on defending economic crimes, including tax evasion, mail and wire fraud, money-laundering and bribery.  John has successfully tried numerous cases and has taken nine federal jury trials to verdict.  He has also successfully briefed and argued appeals in the United States Courts of Appeals.

 John is a 1997 graduate of Fordham University School of Law where he graduated first in his class and served as Senior Articles Editor of the Fordham Law Review.  Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Meskill of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

  Notable Representations

  • Represented major insurance companies in connection with RMBS fraud and securities law claims pending in federal and state courts.
  • Represented  various hedge funds in connection with RMBS-related litigation, including mortgage repurchase and servicer claims.
  • Represented individual and institutional clients in connection with trade secret, breach of restrictive covenant, raiding and clawback claims.
  • Represented major institutional clients in connection with credit card and life settlements securitizations.
  • Represented purchasers and sellers in connection with contract, fraud and securities law claims arising from M&A transactions.
  • Represented mezzanine lender in intercreditor disputes with senior lenders over major commercial real estate in New York.

  Education

  • Fordham University School of Law
    (J.D., magna cum laude, first in class, 1997)
    • Fordham Law Review:
      • Senior Articles Editor, 1996-1997
  • Wesleyan University
    (B.A., Philosophy, 1994)

  Admissions

The State Bar of New York; United States Courts of Appeals: Fourth Circuit, Ninth Circuit; United States District Courts: Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, District of Maryland

  Prior Associations

  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Thomas J. Meskill:
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1997-1998

  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher:
    • Associate, 1999-2000

  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason Anello & Bohrer:
    • Associate, 2001-2003

  • Office of the Federal Public Defender, District of Maryland:
    • Trial Attorney, 2003-2007

Publications and Lectures

  • "Challenges for White Collar Sentencing in the Post-Booker Era" The Champion, May/June 2008
  • "Post-Modern" Sovereign Debt Crisis:  Did Mexico Need An International Bankruptcy Forum?," 64 Fordham L. Rev. 2647 (1996)

Professional Activities

  • Panelist, “White Collar Sentencing Update,” Annual Western All-Star Conference, Boise, Idaho (August 2009)
  • Presenter, “The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Today,” Baltimore Bar Association (Apr. 25, 2007)
  • 2005 Recipient, Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Award
  • Pretrial Advocacy and Appellate Advocacy, University of Maryland School of Law:
    • Adjunct Professor, 2005-2007