1996 Shin
Milken Scholar 1996
Scholar Profile

Won Shin



Won is an Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Chief of Appeals in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. From 2012 to 2014, he was an Assistant Solicitor General at the Office of the Attorney General of the State of New York. From 2006 to 2012, he was a litigation associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Before entering private practice, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Won received his A.B., magna cum laude, in biochemical sciences from Harvard College in 2000, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2005. Prior to law school, he worked as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. Won lives in Manhattan with his wife, Grace Lee, and their son, Teddy.

High school:  Francis Lewis High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2000 A.B. Biochemical Sciences
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
2005 J.D. Law

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Won Shin (MS '96)

Court of Scholarly Appeal: Without objection, congratulations are in order for Won Shin, MS ‘96, who has recently joined the New York State Attorney General's Office as an Assistant Solicitor General.