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Jean Lee


Washington, D.C.

Lee Jean
Jean Lee


Washington, D.C.

Jean Lee is a partner in our Global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure group and co-leads our Agency Finance practice in our Washington office. Jean has represented agency and commercial lenders as well as sponsors in complex project financings around the globe in a variety of sectors.

Her experience includes advising ECAs and DFIs, such as US EXIM Bank, OPIC/DFC, IDB Invest, IFC and KEXIM, on a diverse range of single and multi-sourced project finance transactions. She also served as internal counsel at a global solar energy services company, where she focused on expanding the company’s operations outside the United States. Jean is a proficient Korean speaker and recently spent several years in A&O’s Seoul office.

Jean is ranked Band 1 for Agency Financing by Chambers USA 2020-2022 and ranked Band 2 for Projects and Infrastructure by Chambers Korea 2019. In addition, Jean was named ‘Woman Lawyer of the Year’ by Asian Legal Business Korea Awards in 2017.

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Washington, D.C.

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Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2003

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 2005


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2002

B.A., Dartmouth College, 1997

Pro bono 

  • Advised AfriKids on its incorporation as a non-profit corporation in the US.
  • Successfully obtained asylum status in the US for an asylum applicant from Benin. [Note: This was pre-A&O.]



Band 2

Chambers South Korea (Projects & Infrastructure), 2018 and 2019

Recognised Practitioner

Chambers South Korea (Projects & Infrastructure), 2017

Woman Lawyer of the Year

ALB Korea Law Awards, 2017

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