Personal Practice Summary
With an international law and business foundation and multi-lingual proficiencies, Patricia has focused her practice on international corporate and commercial transactions for multinational and local companies. She has represented and counseled clients investing from US and Europe into Asia and also in the reverse direction. In addition, she has assisted Asian companies in projects within the Asian region.
Her experience include assisting clients in joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, employments matters, structured management buyouts, technology licensing for technology-based clients, alternative dispute resolution, and assisting both lenders and borrowers in aircraft leasing and ship financings.
While living in North America, Asia and also Europe, Patricia gained valuable insights into issues faced by global businesses today. Her background provides her with keen awareness of Eastern and Western customs, often positioning her to bridge cultural and business gaps during legal/business negotiations and planning.
Professional Association and Activities
- California State Bar
- Illinois State Bar
- American Chamber of Commerce, Taipei
- European Council of Commerce and Trade
- IAPD Scholarship, Co-founder and Sponsor
- UNHCR Legal Volunteer (2001, 2003)
- Pamir Law Group, Taipei, Taiwan
- Jones Day, Tokyo, Japan
- Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Chicago, Illinois
- M.B.A., McGill University (2004)
- J.D., Washington University School of Law, Recipient: National Order of Barristers (1998)
- Masters, Washington University in St. Louis (1998)
- B.A., Wellesley College (1995)
- English (native)
- Mandarin Chinese (native)
- Taiwanese (native)
- Japanese (proficient)