Current Issues in US-China Cross Border Litigation


Time:3pm--4:30 pm, March 7th, 2013, Thursday

Venue: Multimedia Room, 1st Floor, Mingli Building


Courtney Gould:attorney at O'Melveny & Myers

Will Pao:attorney at O'Melveny & Myers

Brief Introduction of the Lecture:

Wondering what the practice of China law is like? Interested in how you can apply your Tsinghua degree to litigate cases on behalf of Chinese clients? Hear from O'Melveny & Myers attorneys about their recent cases for Chinese clients, including their work on the securities cases targeting Chinese companies in the last two years. Discuss legal and practical issues that arise in cross border litigation, including U.S. and international service rules and the application of the PRC State Secrets laws when responding to U.S. discovery. Have the opportunity to ask questions of the attorneys about the best way to position yourself for a China Law practice in litigation.

Brief Introduction of speakers:

Courtney Gould is an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers with a practice focused on securities litigation, internal investigations, and international anti-corruption compliance counseling. She is an active member of O'Melveny's transnational task force formed to counsel China-based companies that have shares listed on US exchanges on the increased scrutiny by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Congress, and the plaintiffs' class action bar. Courtney is also a member of the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Document Retention Practice, advising on discovery issues specific to China. Courtney attended the Tsinghua LLM program and uses the information she learned at Tsinghua both in her law practice and in writing her blog, www.chinafulblog.com."

Will Pao is also an attorney at O'Melveny & Myers and a member of the securities litigation group. He has litigated and managed a wide range of securities and other complex commercial matters at both the trial and appellate levels. Before practicing at O'Melveny, Will clerked at both the district and appellate court level in the U.S. A former Fulbright Scholar at Fudan University, Will devotes a substantial part of his practice to matters involving Chinese companies and is a member of the Firm’s China-based US-listed Company Litigation Task Force. Will currently serves on the Executive Committee of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California and is the Editor-in-Chief of The California International Law Journal and the Chair of the Distance CLE Subcommittee for the American Bar Association’s International Litigation Committee.


Tsinghua Law School

March 2013