Eugene Yoon is currently Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. He was previously Managing Counsel for North Asia at Tesla Inc. where he is responsible for the legal function for South Korea and Japan.
Previously, he practiced as an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in Hong Kong and at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York, where his practice encompassed mergers and acquisitions transactions and securities matters, including private placements and public offerings of debt and equity securities.
Prior to his transition to law, he worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in Asia, executing on securities offerings, M&A transactions and debt restructurings. In addition, he has had a broad range of experience in various inter-governmental and government organizations, which include the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of State and the United Nations. Eugene received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and his M.P.P. degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. While at Harvard, he was Co-President of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association and a Representative for Harvard Law School Student Government.
He is a NetKAL Fellow and a member of the Korean-American Association. Originally from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Eugene currently resides in Seoul, South Korea.