Cedric Chou is the Chair of the Greater China Practice, and focuses his practice on cross-border and Greater China matters. Mr. Chou represents financial institutions, public and privately held corporations, high net-worth individuals, and high-tech and media companies. He assists clients in a broad range of matters, including corporate and finance, white collar investigation, litigation management and regulatory issues. Mr. Chou represented clients in the first SEC registration of a Taiwanese company and in one of the first insider trading investigations by the SEC on a China-based public company's senior executive. In recent years, he also assisted U.S. and Chinese companies in renewable energy investment.
Mr. Chou's experience working in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei, in addition to California, allows him to bring clients a greater understanding of Pacific Rim legal, business, government affairs and cultural issues. He helped establish the Hong Kong office of a major Wall Street law firm, and successfully assisted in developing its Greater China strategy. In addition, Mr. Chou is a well-known Chinese writer and the author of a critically acclaimed book on the rule of law. When he was based in China, he taught at the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University and the School of Law at Fudan University.
Awards and Recognitions
Commonwealth Publishing Company, at its 30-year anniversary, recognized as a Leading Writer for Social Cause, 2012.
Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, Certificate, in appreciation of outstanding services, March 6, 2004.
California State Assembly, Certificate of Recognition, in honor of the leadership and inspiration provided towards promoting new technology in business and community partnerships, February 7, 2003.
California State Board of Equalization, Resolution, in honor for service and commitment to the Asian American community, February 7, 2003.
Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, Award of Appreciation, Founding Ceremony, February 23, 2002.
Author, "CFIUS: A Unique Challenge for Chinese Energy Investors," Overview of US Wind Energy Industry and Market, Chinese Wind Energy Association (Beijing: Central Party Literature Press, 2011).
Author, "An Ideal State of Law: A Virtual Dialogue between Socrates and Mencius" Taipei: Commonwealth, 1998; Beijing: Commercial Press, 1999 (critically acclaimed and cited in law textbooks and used for law and other courses, also widely acknowledged in all three parts of Greater China).
Regular columnist or occasional contributor from 1999 to 2005 for China Youth Daily (Beijing) (weekly column in 2001), Global Views Monthly (Shanghai) (monthly column in 2002), Cai Jing Monthly (Beijing), China Times (Taipei) and Yazhou Zhoukan (Hong Kong).
Editor, "Financial Market English-Chinese and Chinese-English Dictionary" (Beijing: San Lian, 2003).
Speaker, “Lessons We Learn from Sany/Ralls CFIUS Experience,” US Forum: Doing Wind Business in North America, China Wind 2012.
Moderator, US - China Wind Summit 2011: Building Strategic Cooperation.
Co-Presenter, US China Wind Summit 2010: Building Strategic Cooperation.
TV guest, KSCI, Los Angeles, frequently from 1999 to 2004.
Panelist, The 20th Modern Engineering & Technology Seminar, Taiwan, 2004.
Panelist, The 2004 Biennial Taiwan-USA Business Conference, 2004.
Panelist, Cal State Northridge, Center for China Finance and Business Research, 2003.
Speaker, Impact Roundtable, Century City, 2003.
Speaker and Chair, Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, 2003 M&A Conference.
Panelist, Industry City Manufacturers Council, 2002.
Panelist, Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, 2002.
Speaker, Shanghai Society of International Affairs, Shanghai, 2001.
Speaker, Rand Corporation, 1999.
Board Member, Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts, 2010.
Milestone Contributor of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
Conductor, Chamber Orchestra of Tzu-Chi Buddhist Philanthropy Foundation, 2004.
Host on behalf of Asia Society, welcoming luncheon in honor of Consul General Zhong Jianhua of China, November 2002.
Board Member, Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts, 2010
Advisory Board Member, Cal State Northridge, Center for China Finance and Business Research, 2002-2008
Executive Board Director, Southern California Monte Jade Science & Technology Association, 2003-2004.