About us

Company Overview

We are a group of lawyers, linguists, developers and engineers on a mission to simplify the legal translation process.
We do this by blending AI, neural networks, big data, and natural language processing to deliver a suite of services and technologies that give near-native legal translation quality.

Our Story

Our Genesis

Bering Lab can be traced back to 2012 when Seong Moon practiced law in Seoul, Korea, where as a Foreign Attorney, he noticed that Associates and Interns were spending a lot of time translating legal documents, so he saw an opportunity to streamline the process.

The Early Days

Partnering with Jae Yoon Kim, a post-graduate Computer Science major in late 2018, we began our two year journey to build the world's most accurate legal AI translator from scratch. The result? First place in the World Machine Translation Competition 2020 that validated our domain-specific approach and Seed funding from Naver Corporation.

Breaking New Ground

In 2023, we rolled out our AI+ service, launched support for 7 major languages and hit record sales. Rounding off the year, Bering Lab beat out 1500 startups to win the Grand Prize at the Huawei Cloud Startup Ignite Competition. We also placed 1st in the domain finals and 1st runner up overall in the global SLINGSHOT competition from a pool of 4700 entrants.

Bering Lab by Numbers

Full-time Staff


Lawyers as Translators


Languages Covered


Global Offices


Words Translated

100 million

2023 Projects


AmLaw 100 Clients

7 of Top 10

Korean Law Clients

6 of Big 6


Seong Moon

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Prior to starting Ivy Force (now Bering Legal) in 2012, Seong worked at Kim & Chang, Yoong & Yang, and Yulchon as an IP lawyer where he gained first-hand legal translation experience.

Seong holds a BA, Biological Basis of Behavior & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Law (JD) from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Jae Yoon Kim

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Jae brings years of experience as an M&A analyst and private equity associate, and most recently, as the founder of a successful ecommerce business.

Jae holds BSc in Computer Science and a BSc in Finance & Accounting from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rewards & Recognition


World Machine Translation Championship


Asian Machine Translation Workshop


Huawei Cloud
Startup Ignite

1st Runner Up


Trusted by law firms and legal departments

Bering Labs is recognized by law firms and companies for the speed and accuracy of our legal translation services.

Bering Labs is recognized by law firms and companies
for the speed and accuracy of our legal translation services.