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Chanhee is a senior associate attorney in the Lexington office of Frost Brown Todd LLC, where he focuses his corporate practice in the areas of international trade compliance and blockchain technology.

As a member of the firm’s International Trade Compliance service team and International Services Group, Chanhee has significant experience in helping clients with interpreting thorny provisions of U.S. Customs regulations, U.S. sanctions regulations, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), implementing compliance programs, and conducting internal investigations. Chanhee also assists U.S. and international clients in developing and driving corrective actions, drafting voluntary disclosures, and defending against enforcement actions by U.S. Departments.

On the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency side, Chanhee regularly advises clients on the regulatory and business issues arising when the use of blockchain technology or digital currency is adopted by a company. Specifically, he has unique experience in assisting U.S. and international blockchain developers and investors with digital tokens.

Before joining Frost Brown Todd, Chanhee earned his Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law with a Certificate in Transactional Law and Skills. While in law school, he worked on law and policy reform to address serious issues of public concern as a legal extern for a nonprofit and nonpartisan public interest law center. Before law school, Chanhee graduated from University of Michigan with a double major in Political Science and Communication Studies.

Other Info About Chanhee


Law School

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2015

Undergraduate School

University of Michigan, B.A., 2012

Bar Memberships

Chanhee is licensed to practice in the following state(s):



Chanhee is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States Court of International Trade


Local & National Recognition

Super Lawyers, International Law, Kentucky Rising Star, 2021

The Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law, Ones to Watch, 2020

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Fayette County Bar Association

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

University of Michigan Alumni Association, Club of the Bluegrass, President

Korean American Chamber of Commerce USA, Kentucky Chapter, President

Korean American Society of Kentucky, Board Member

YMCA of Central Kentucky, Whitaker Family YMCA, Advisory Board Member

Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Ambassador

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, Lexington, KY, City Lead and Mentor


Chanhee was invited to speak at the following events:

University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law, Addressing Anti-Asian Racism Panel, April 2021

Cincinnati Economics Organization/Midwest USA Chinese Chamber of Commerce, The Economic Impacts of the US-China Phase One Trade Deal, March 2020

The Ohio Society of CPAs, Columbus Accounting Show, The Future of Tax Compliance, November 2019

University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics and World Trade Center Kentucky, Global Strategy and Commerce Certificate Program, International Legal Considerations for the Global Marketplace, January 2019

World Trade Center Kentucky, International Trade Certification Program, Import Compliance Overview, June 2017

World Trade Center Kentucky, International Trade Certification Program, Import Compliance Overview, February 2017

World Trade Center Kentucky, International Trade Certification Program, Import Compliance Overview, November 2016

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