- Harris & MoureAttorney, 2000 - present
- China Law BlogBlogger, 2005 - present
- Kirkland & EllisAttorney
- Lesourd & PattenAttorney
For more than fifteen years, I have been representing companies
doing business in emerging market countries. I have found that the most
important thing in conducting legal work in an emerging market country
is to take nothing for granted and to work with the right people. It
has taken me many years to build up my worldwide network, and it takes
constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as
varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in
Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada
to Poland's interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration
matters in Korea, and seizing fish product in China to collect a long
overdue debt by a Russian company. For other examples of my work, please
check out the this page on my firm's website.
I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law; I am AV rated (5/5) by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating); I am rated 10/10 by Avvo (its highest rating) and I was just named one of only three Washington State Super Lawyers.
I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in China and I am always going to China and to Korea. I am also the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog. Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, Inside Counsel, and The Christian Science Monitor, have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my law practice.
- Indiana University BloomingtonLaw, 1981 - 1984
- Grinnell CollegeFrench, 1977 - 1981
- Robert CollegeTurkish, 1976 - 1977