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Won (Wonnie) K. Lee

Northern Virginia

Won (Wonnie) K. Lee
German, Korean
Practice Group

With 10 years of experience in private equity, finance, and business operations, Wonnie Lee is able to tap into his deep and unique understanding of business and finance when advising clients.

Focused on securities and investment transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies, Wonnie leverages his knowledge of corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, and securities matters to help organizations navigate the changing business climate.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Wonnie worked for more than eight years at a private equity fund based in Washington, D.C. and Seoul, South Korea, where his work included fundraising, business structuring, investment analysis, and investment management in the U.S. and Asia. During this time, he also assisted two publicly listed Korean corporations with multi-million dollar U.S. expansions while working and traveling extensively throughout major Asian financial hubs.

Representative experience

Representation of SecureWorks Corp. in its initial public offering (IPO).

Representation of a private equity fund in assisting its portfolio company’s IPO and restructuring.

Representation of a leading provider of government services in connection with its acquisition of a large government contractor.

Representation of a private equity fund portfolio company in an asset acquisition transaction of a portfolio of supermarkets and pharmacy stores.

Representation of a private equity fund in connection with the acquisition of an energy company.

Representation of a U.S. regulated derivatives exchange in its sale to the leading energy exchange in Europe.

Representation of a pop culture consumer products company in its acquisition of a UK manufacturer and distributor of licensed products.

Representation of a pop culture consumer products company in its acquisition of a fashion accessories company.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • M.S., Johns Hopkins University, 2010
  • B.S.F.S., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University, 2000

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia
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