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Seok Ho (Richard) Kang

Seok Ho (Richard) Kang is an associate with the law firm of Short & Billy P.C. 

His practice focuses on Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) litigation and commercial arbitration.  Mr. Kang is admitted to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, and the District of New Jersey. 

Mr. Kang earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law (2017), M.A. in Asia-Pacific Regional Studies from the National Chengchi University of Taiwan (2010), and B.A. in Political Science from Boston College (2004). 

Prior to joining Short & Billy, Mr. Kang represented multinational companies in national class action cases and sovereigns in Investor-State Dispute (ISD) arbitrations with an international law firm.  He also actively litigated criminal appeals on constitutional and evidentiary grounds, including death penalty appeals.  Additionally, Mr. Kang worked as an extern at the ICSID Secretariat in Washington, D.C. and as a law clerk at Kim & Chang in Seoul.

Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. Kang served as a surface combat officer in the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) and as an intelligence officer with the Defense Security Command (DSC).  As a civilian, he worked as a political correspondent for Arirang TV in Seoul. 

Mr. Kang has been with Short & Billy since April 2024. 

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