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The International Association of Korean Lawyers (“IAKL”) and the Korean American Bar Association of Georgia ("KABA-GA") is proud to announce the 26th Annual IAKL Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia from Sept. 13 – 16, 2018.

The IAKL Conference is the largest convening of attorneys and legal professionals of Korean descent in the world. It gathers attorneys not only from South Korea and throughout the US, but attracts lawyers of the global Korean diaspora from Europe, Asia, Latin America, Canada, the Middle East, and Australia. This Conference promises to be the largest one yet, and we expect approximately 500 attorneys, in-house counsel and VIP guests in attendance.

The IAKL Conference is considered an annual ritual and pilgrimage by many of the attendees, who travel far and wide to reconnect with friends, and often bring their spouses and families. However, it is far more than just a reunion. We understand that sponsors look for return on investment, development of potential business-generating relationships, and partnerships to bring value to your organization.

This is the first time that the Conference will be hosted in Atlanta—the business hub of the American South. With the busiest airport in the United States, Atlanta has become an international business destination, serving as the headquarters of Fortune 100 companies including Delta Air Lines, The Coca-Cola Company, The Home Depot, UPS, and Mercedes-Benz. The Southeast region has also attracted some of Korea’s top conglomerates, including Kia Motors, Hyundai Motor, Hanwha, Kumho Tire, LG Electronics, Hanjin Shipping, Mando, Samsung Electronics, and SKC—just to name a few. There are over 200 Korean companies who have located their businesses in the Southeastern US and utilize Atlanta as their transportation and cultural hub. We anticipate that several of these companies will participate in the Conference.

We hope that your company strongly considers becoming an IAKL Conference sponsor, or continues your sponsorship for 2018. The Conference will feature preeminent speakers including BJay Pak, newly nominated by the White House to become U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia—the first Korean American to receive this honor. The 3-day event will also feature the following:

  • Thursday Kick-off Reception
  • Interesting and timely continuing Legal Education (CLE) panels
  • Breakfast & Luncheon Plenary Sessions
  • Sponsor and Vendor Exhibitor Space
  • Late-night activities
  • Friday Evening Dinner off-site
  • Saturday Evening Gala

Sponsorship has numerous benefits, including opportunities to market and brand your organization, speaking opportunities, complimentary conference registrations, and tickets to the Gala. This is an incredible opportunity to connect with a diverse legal network, including General Counsel of top companies, law firm attorneys, judges and elected officials, solo/small firm practitioners, and law students from around the world.

The Co-Chairs of our 2018 IAKL Host Committee are June Lee, Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, who is also the current President of KABA-GA, and Steve B. Park, Partner at Ballard Spahr and KABA-GA Boardmember. Both are original founders of the organization. To respond to detailed questions regarding sponsorship, our Fundraising Team is here to help. You may reach our Team Lead Jeffrey Kim, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley, Tel. 770‑933‑3039, email: iaklfundraising@kabaga.org.

We look forward to your partnership. If you are not the primary decision-maker within your firm or organization, we request that you share this information with them. One of our fundraising team members will be in contact with you to discuss this great opportunity to be involved in IAKL's 26th Annual Conference shortly.

Thank you in advance for your consideration especially as you determine your budgets for 2018. See you in Atlanta in 2018!


June Lee
2018 IAKL Host Committee
President, KABA-GA
Tel. 404-322-6597

Steve Park
2018 IAKL Host Committee
Boardmember, KABA-GA
Tel. 678-420-9590

Jeffrey Kim
Team Lead
2018 IAKL Fundraising Team
Tel. 770-933-3039

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