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  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. (2008)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2015)


  • California


  • Korean (Proficient)

Paul I. Sung

 Associate Orange County
Phone: +1 949.798.1340
3 Park Plaza, 20th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614-8505

Paul I. Sung is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Orange County office and is a member of the firm’s Antitrust Group. Paul is a complex litigator versed in commercial litigation with a focus on antitrust law representing Fortune 500 companies in both defense and plaintiff-side antitrust litigation. Paul has substantial experience in all stages of litigation including trial, pretrial, and appellate proceedings in both state and federal courts, in addition to proceedings in domestic and international arbitrations. Paul represents clients in complex antitrust and commercial litigation actions involving eight and nine figure disputes with experience in industries including health care, financial services, and telecommunications.

In addition to private practice, Paul is also actively involved in the community, including serving on the Board of Directors of both the Orange County Asian American Bar Association (OCAABA) and the Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA), representing low-income individuals in pro bono matters in immigration and disability law, and volunteering his time at various pro bono clinics throughout Orange County.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Paul externed for the Honorable Sheri Pym of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Paul received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. At Virginia, Paul founded the Korean American Law Student Organization (KALSA) as its inaugural president and interned at the Legal Aid Justice Center in its Child Advocacy Clinic. Prior to attending law school, Paul specialized in the tutoring of the Writing and Critical Reading sections of the SAT.


Admitted to practice: California, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Northern District of California


  • Orange County Asian American Bar Assocation (OCAABA), Director
  • Orange County Korean American Bar Association (OCKABA), Director & Past Vice President
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Member
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers, Orange County (ABTL), Member
  • Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), Member

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Merchant and Retailers Roundtable: Important Update on SCOTUS Argument in American Express and Interchange Fee Litigation," Fourth Annual In-House Recovery Conference, Dana Point, CA (March 8-9, 2018). Panelist: Paul I. Sung.
  • "12th Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Ceremony," Orange County Korean American Bar Association, Irvine, CA (November 9, 2017). Presenter: Paul I. Sung.


  • "Pathways to Recovery in the MasterCard/Visa Interchange Fee Litigation," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (May 2, 2019). Authors: Deborah E. Arbabi, Daniel A. Sasse, Christy Markos and Paul I. Sung.
  • "Maximizing Corporate Recovery," Association of Corporate Counsel, Tennessee Focus (2019). Authors: Daniel A. Sasse, Deborah E. Arbabi, Jordan Ludwig, and Paul I. Sung.
  • "2018 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments," ABA Section of Antitrust Law (2019). Contributor: Paul I. Sung.