Garam Choe

Associate

Mr. Choe is an associate at Johnson Fistel. Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Choe worked at Lowey Dannenberg, P.C. where he represented institutional investors in large-scale antitrust class actions in federal courts. While at Lowey Dannenberg, Mr. Choe assisted in securing multi-million dollar settlements from the largest international banks for their collusive manipulation of interest rates and commodities benchmarks.

While in law school, Mr. Choe was an intern at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority where he worked on enforcement actions against financial firms and their associated persons. Mr. Choe also served as an intern at the New York County District Attorney’s Office where he assisted prosecuting cyber crime and identity thefts.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Choe worked as a corporate investigator at Gryphon Strategies and as a legal assistant at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Areas of Practice: Mr. Choe focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including securities, shareholder, and antitrust class actions.

Professional Qualifications and Activities: Mr. Choe was admitted to the State Bar of New York in January 2017, and is currently admitted in good standing with the following courts:

  • All trial and appellate courts in the State of New York
  • The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

Mr. Choe is also a member of the following professional organizations:

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association (Antitrust and Trade Regulations Committee)
  • New York County Lawyer’s Association (Federal Courts Committee)

Education and Awards: Mr. Choe received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in 2011 and Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University School of Law in 2016. In law school, Mr. Choe was an active member of the Moot Court Honor Society through which he was a Quarterfinalist in the Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition and the First Place Winner in the Hon. Elaine Jackson Stack Moot Court Competition. He also served as a staff member on the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and as President of the Corporate & Securities Law Society. Additionally, Mr. Choe was a St. Thomas More Scholarship recipient, a merit-based scholarship covering the full cost of tuition at St. John’s Law.

Community and Volunteer Activities: Mr. Choe mentors law school students through St. John’s Moot Court Honor Society, American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review, and Practicing Attorneys for Law Students, Inc.