International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP partner Nelson Dong was a panelist at the “A Bridge to China: Exploring the Northwest’s Future With the East” LiveWire event in Seattle on November 20, 2014. Mr. Dong was one of several China experts invited by the Seattle Times and Microsoft for the LiveWire public affairs panel discussion at Microsoft’s main campus before a live audience of about 600 attendees.

Left to right: moderator Jon Talton of Seattle Times; Ray Conner, president & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Seattle partner and co-head of Dorsey’s Asian Practice Group Nelson Dong; Jimmy Hexter, managing director, Catterton Partners; and Gary Locke, former U.S. Ambassador to China. Just off camera to the right and not included in this photot: Brad Smith, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Microsoft; and Michael Young, president, University of Washington.

The event explored the current political and economic dynamics within China, and between China and the Pacific Northwest. Jon Talton, business columnist for The Seattle Times, moderated the discussion with leaders from Seattle’s premier global companies and China experts about expanding U.S. ties with China and the implications for the regional economy.

Mr. Dong is a partner in Dorsey's Corporate group, Co-Chair of the Asia-Pacific practice and Chair of the National Security Law practice. His work focuses mainly on technology-related business transactions and investments between the U.S. and Asian or European countries, including international strategic alliances. He serves on the Executive Committees of both the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations in New York City and the Washington State China Relations Council in Seattle and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) that advises the U.S. Government on export control policy.

Portions of the November 20 LiveWire event are now available online and the entire program will be broadcast on Washington TVW, the public access channel. Click here to watch portions of the LiveWire program.