Changho Choi

Managing Partner


TEL. 02-538-5886

FAX. 02-538-5887

E-mail. chchoi@ohkimslaw.com


Mr. Choi started his legal career in 1995 as a public prosecutor. He has overseen complex criminal cases, including major economic crimes. Mr. Choi has represented the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office at the appellate level, including at the Constitutional Court. Mr. Choi was head of the State Service Division of the Ministry of Justice and was involved in the establishment of the Government Legal Affairs Corporation. Mr. Choi also participated in the negotiations for the US-Korea Status of Forces Agreement. As Senior Partner, Mr. Choi brings his in-depth knowledge and experience on criminal law and criminal procedure to the firm.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2020   OhKims & Company

2020   The Lead Law Office

2018    Head of Important Economic Crimes Division

2016    General Prosecutor, Seoul Central Prosecutor’s Office

2015    Daejon High Prosecutor’s Office

2013    Seoul High Prosecutor’s Office

2012    Legal Research Fellow, Institute of Justice

2011    Daegu District Prosecutor’s Office

2010   Cheongju District Prosecutor’s Office

2009   3rd Division Chief, Seoul Southern District Prosecutor’s Office

2008   Head of State Service Division, Ministry of Justice

2005   Constitutional Research Officer, Constitutional Court

2004   Daegu District Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor

2002   Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor

2000   Ministry of Justice, Prosecutor

1998    Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor

1997    Yeoju District Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor

1995    Cheongju District Prosecutor’s Office, Prosecutor

1992    Army Judge, Army 3rd Division (National Defense Staff College)


EDUCATION

2008   Seoul National University (PhD(ABD)) 

2003   Florida University Law School (Visiting Scholar)

1990    Seoul National University (M.A. in Law)

1988    Seoul National University (B.A. in Law)


KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

Constitutional Court

2007~2008       

  • Constitutional petition regarding the importation of US beef
  • Violation of the freedom of assembly statute case.
  • Riding a motorcycle on the national highway case.
  • Determining unconstitutionality of the military criminal law case.
  • Determining constitutionality for adultery case

 

Criminal Cases

2002~2009       

  • Case regarding secretary of the hospital.
  • Case regarding false claims in violation of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law.
  • Cases on organ trafficking, illegal importation.
  • Case regarding Samchong University of Education.

1996~1999       

  • Prosecuted numerous cases regarding illegal gambling.
  • Prosecuted environmental criminal cases, including violations of the Waste Management Act.
  • Case regarding Cheongju Mutual Credit Bank.


Civil Cases

2001    

  • Litigation related to a farmhouse in Chungjuho.
  • Litigation for damages related to bar examination.
  • Litigation for damages from aircraft noise.


PUBLICATIONS

Books

2021    

  • New Criminal Procedure Act (Park-Young Publishing Company)

2018    

  • Special Topics in Criminal Law (Dea-Myung Publishing Company)
  • Criminal Law (Dae-Myung Publishing Company)

 2017   

  • Criminal Procedure Act (Dae-Myung Publishing Company)
  • Commentary on the Criminal Procedure Act (Association of Judicial Administration)
  • U.S. Criminal Practices and Procedures (You-Won Publishing Company)


Published Articles

2008~2018       

  • A Study on the Modern Meaning of the Separation of Power (Korean Constitutional LawⅠ)
  • A Study on the Warrantless Searching of Automobiles (New Trends in Korean Criminal Law)
  • A Critical Review of the Court’s Theory of Abuse of Extinctive Prescription
  • A Study on Search by Consent in U.S. Law (6 Kown 6 Ho of Ga-Chon Law Journal)
  • A Study of Yu Gil-jun’s Constitutional Thought in “Seoyugyeon” (5 Kown 2 Ho of GaoChon Law Journal)
  • A Study on the Concept of Search in U.S. Criminal Law
  • Constitutional Considerations Regarding the case “Import Hygiene Conditions for U.S. Beef and Beef Products” (11 Kown 2 Ho of HongIk Law Journal)
  • A Study on the Constitutional Examination of Penal Laws (3 Kwon, Criminal Law and Concept of Constitutional Law, Park-Young Publishing Company)
  • Addressing the Constitutionality of Paragraph 1 of Article 53 of the Military Criminal Law (Commentary for Decisions from the Constitutional Court)
  • Current Status and Countermeasures of Unconstitutional Legislation (Justice Journal Unit 106)

2001~2007       

  • Advice on the Constitutional Rights of Inmates (2 Kwon, Criminal Law and Concept of Constitutional Law, Park-Young Publishing Company)
  • Personal Information Protection and Disclosure (Soongsil Law Review Unit 18)
  • Advice on the Jury System and Right to Trial (1 Kwon, Criminal Law and Concept of Constitutional Law, Park-Young Publishing Company)
  • A Study of the Freedom of Information Act of the United States (Thesis for Expatriate Prosecutor Unit 19)
  • A study on non-public information under the Information Disclosure Act (Justice Journal Unit 62)
  • Establishment of New Civil Trial Procedure Regulations in the New Korea-US SOFA


BAR ADMISSION

1992   Judicial Research and Training Institute (31st Korean Bar Examination)


LANGUAGE

Korean (Native), English (Fluent)


OhKims Law & Company 
CEO: Sungheon Oh, Yongbeom Kim, Changho Choi       

Business Licence: 349-81-01238

Seoul Office: 6,11th floor, Seongdo Building, Dosan-daero 207, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Contact: 02-538-5886

Personal Information Manager: Inheok Song

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OhKims Law & CompanyCEO: Sungheon Oh, Yongbeom Kim, Changho Choi    Business Licence: 349-81-01238

Seoul Office: 6,11th floor, Seongdo Building, Dosan-daero 207, Gangnam-gu, Seoul  

Contact: 02-538-5886

Personal Information Manager: Inhyeok Song

Copyright ⓒ 2021 ohkimslaw.com. All Rights Reserved.