International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Frank S. Hong has joined the Firm’s Corporate group as a partner in its Shanghai office. Mr. Hong’s practice focuses on advising multi-national corporations on Chinese inbound direct investment as well as domestic Chinese companies on outbound investment and doing business abroad, especially in the United States. He has substantial experience in international intellectual property, cross-border M&A and customs. Mr. Hong also manages commercial arbitration and litigation on behalf of Chinese clients.
Mr. Hong was previously a senior partner in the Shanghai office of the Long An Law Firm. Before joining Long An in 2003, he practiced law in Miami, Florida. Mr. Hong received a Bachelor of Education degree from Beijing Normal University, a Master of Science degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a J.D. degree from the University of Miami School of Law. He is a PRC national and a U.S.-qualified lawyer admitted to practice in California, New Jersey and Florida.
“Frank Hong is an incredibly talented and respected lawyer with a great base of clients in China and abroad,” noted Dorsey & Whitney Managing Partner Ken Cutler. “His practice will generate more outbound transactional and dispute-resolution work from domestic Chinese companies as they continue to globalize and will supplement wonderfully the sophisticated inbound work that our talented Shanghai lawyers have been doing for global clients since we opened that office in 2001.”
Mr. Hong noted, “This is a great move for me and for the clients I represent in China and around the world. Dorsey’s global reach and full-service platform will enable me and my new partners to serve more of our clients’ needs more efficiently. I am delighted to join a great team of lawyers who serve Dorsey’s exceptional client base from all across the Firm.”