Sung-Min Lee focuses on litigation relating to securities, consumer fraud, commodities, and employment law violations.
Mr. Lee’s achievements include his work in the Juniper Networks Securities Litigation involving allegations of massive options-backdating. On August 30, 2010, in approving a $169,000,000 settlement of the allegations, the Hon. James Ware acknowledged the "excellent result." The recovery is the third largest of the dozens of litigations involving options-backdating.
Mr. Lee also worked on Amaranth Natural Gas Commodity Litigation, a certified class action involving the manipulation of New York Mercantile Exchange natural gas futures and options contract prices by Amaranth Advisors LLC, one of the largest natural gas hedge funds prior to its widely-publicized collapse in September 2006. On April 11, 2012, the Honorable Shira A. Scheindlin, District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, entered a final order and judgment approving the $77.1 million dollar settlement reached in the action. The $77.1 million dollar settlement is more than ten times greater than the $7.5 million joint settlement achieved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission against Amaranth Advisors LLC, and it also represents the fourth largest class action recovery in the 85-plus year history of the Commodity Exchange Act.
At Fordham, Mr. Lee participated in the Securities Arbitration Clinic and represented individual investors who sustained severe losses because of reckless brokers. In recognition of his service to the clients, he received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
Also, Mr. Lee was an associate editor of the Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law, and he was the recipient of the Addison M. Metcalf Labor Law Prize. In addition, Mr. Lee received the Community Service Internship Award from the Asian American Law Fund of New York in 2006, which provided the opportunity for him to help the victims of domestic violence at Sanctuary for Families.
Mr. Lee is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.