Howard Chao

Howard Chao is O’Melveny’s Senior Asia Advisor. During his 31 years of practice with the firm he has been engaged in a broad variety of transactional matters, primarily involving cross-border investment licensing and financing. A significant portion of his practice has involved matters in China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

Howard is a recognized authority on China and has extensive experience advising clients on China matters. In particular, he has advised a variety of technology companies with respect to their matters in China, including market entry strategy, investment transactions, technology licensing transactions, strategic joint ventures, R&D centers, IPR protection strategies, and related matters. He has represented technology companies in the software, semiconductor, manufacturing equipment, Internet, telecom, life sciences, and other sectors.

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Areas of Practice 1) Emerging Technology, 2) Securities, 3) Foreign Direct Investment and Market Entry, 4) Mergers and Acquisitions, 5) Private Equity and Venture Capital, 6) United States, 7) Private Equity and 8) Transactions
Law School The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 1980
Education Purdue University, B.S., 1976
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, Hong Kong State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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