Elected Member

Cedric C. Chao

San Francisco, CA
Chao ADR, PC
Education
Stanford University, BA, Economics
Harvard Law School, JD

May 2019 - present: Principal, Chao ADR, PC, San Francisco (independent arbitrator and mediator; special master; selected litigation matters)

2013-2019: Partner and US Head, International Arbitration Practice, DLA Piper LLP, San Francisco and Silicon Valley

1983-2013: Partner (1983-2013) and Head of International Litigation and Arbitration Practice (1996-2013), Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco

1982-1983: Litigation Associate, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco

1978-1982: Assistant US Attorney, Criminal Division, US Attorney's Office, San Francisco

1977-1978: Law Clerk, Hon. William Orrick, US District Court, Northern District of California

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Areas of Expertise
International Law
Arbitration (Alternative Dispute Resolution-ADR)
Commercial Law
Complex Litigation
Mediation (Alternative Dispute Resolution-ADR)