1996 Shin
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Won Shin

New York Law


Won is an assistant United States Attorney at the United States 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, where his practice focused on regulatory and white-collar criminal matters and securities and other complex civil litigation. 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. He and his wife, Grace Lee, live in downtown Manhattan.

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.