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Eunkyung Kim Shin

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Eunkyung Kim Shin regularly advises multi-national companies on complex international trade, regulatory compliance, and customs and import law related matters. She also counsels on cross-border compliance and commercial issues.

Practice Focus

Eunkyung advises clients on various regulatory compliance and trade issues, concentrating on the US export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic and trade sanctions, US customs and import laws, the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and foreign anti-bribery laws.

Additionally, Eunkyung advises clients in internal and external audits of compliance with US and non-US export controls, economic and trade sanctions, and customs and import laws, structuring compliance programs, and obtaining authorization from the US Government for activities subject to the EAR, the ITAR, and US economic and trade sanctions programs. Eunkyung also advises clients on M&A export control, economic and trade sanctions, customs and import law, anti-corruption, and anti-boycott due diligence reviews of target companies in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, in collaboration with the Firm's M&A attorneys in multiple jurisdictions. Her assistance extends to voluntary disclosure filings to, and enforcement actions brought by, the US government in relation to the EAR, the ITAR, economic and trade sanctions, antiboycott rules and regulations, and US customs and import laws. She frequently writes and speaks on these areas. She also regularly counsels Korea-based companies on various issues related to doing business globally.  

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Organization of Women in International Trade - Board Member
  • Korean American Bar Association - Board Member
  • Chinese American Bar Association - Board Member
  • Chicago Bar Association - YLS International Corporate and Trade Law Committee - Vice-Chair


  • Illinois~United States
  • U.S. Court of International Trade~United States


  • Chicago-Kent College of Law (IIT) (J.D.)
  • Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. with Honors)
  • Seoul National University Law School (Exchange)
  • Beijing Capital Normal University (Exchange)


  • English
  • Korean
  • Chinese

Select Publications

Co-author, "North America: Game On! USMCA Preferential Tariff Treatment: Are You Ready?" Baker McKenzie Client Alert, May 2020

Co-author, "COVID-19 - Tariff-Relief Opportunities for US Importers," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, April 2020

Co-author, "US Government Imposes $1.19 Billion Fine Against ZTE for Violating US Sanctions and Export Controls," Baker McKenzie Sanctions Blog, March 2017

Co-author, "USTR Proposes Tariffs on US$2.4 Billion in French Goods in Response to France’s Digital Services Tax," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, December 2019

Author, "Basics of Importing and Exporting: Dealing with CBP," The Korea Daily, March 2017

Co-author, "DOJ's New Guidance Urges Exporters to Self-Disclose Potential Export and Sanctions Violations," Baker McKenzie Client Alert, December 2016

Select Presentations

Speaker, "The Great Transformation and the Promise of International Economic Law, From A Private Practitioner's Point of View," American Society of International Law, Washington D.C., June 2020

Speaker, "ITAR Compliance and Defense Contracts," Seoul Air Show, Seoul, October 2019

Guest Lecturer, "Supply Chain and International Law Compliance," Chicago-Kent College of Law, March 2019

Speaker, "Development in US Trade Law Related to the Aerospace and Defense Sector Under Current US Administration," Seoul Air Show, Seoul, October 2017

Speaker, "US Sanctions Against Iran, Syria, and Cuba: What Korean Companies Need to Know," KOTRA, Seoul, March 2017

Guest Lecturer, "Globalization, Trade, and International Competition," Chicago-Kent College of Law, March 2017, March 2016

Speaker, "Securing ITAR Agreements to Meet all Regulatory Requirements: TAAs and MLAs," American Conference Institute, Chicago, May 2016

Speaker, "US Sanctions Basics for Financial Institutions," International Credit Executives Group of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, November 2014