Robert Mansfield, a partner in the law firm of Snell & Wilmer and distinguished lawyer in the field of complex commercial litigation, recently joined the thirty plus members of Utah’s Honorary Consular Corps as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea.
With the encouragement of a fellow Honorary Consul of Ukraine, friend and neighbor, Jonathan Freedman, Robert Mansfield pursued the lengthy, multi-year process of being approved for his new role by both the Consul General of Korea in San Francisco, the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC and ultimately, the U.S. State Department.
Mansfield’s earliest experience with Korea was his military assignment in the early 1980s with the Combined Field Army unit in Ui Jong Bu. This unit involved Americans and Koreans working side by side on various strategic projects. He has continued his involvement with Korea, and since being selected as the Honorary Consul, Mansfield has returned to Korea for a week long orientation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and re-orientation to the country, and noted the incredible economic and infrastructure progress in this rapidly advancing country.
In his new role, Mansfield is looking forward to working closely with the already active Utah Korean community in pursuing their organizational agenda. He is also already planning economic development events that will engage Utah companies involved or interested in doing business with Korea.
Robert Mansfield can be reached at email@example.com