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Global Monday-Pursuing International Commercial Legal Practice

William H. Gates Hall

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

"Plotting a Course for an International Legal Practice"
Fraser Mendel, FM Legal Group PS

Hosted by the Law & Business Association, UW Law Global Affairs and the Center for Professional & Leadership Development

Please join us for a great opportunity to hear from Fraser Mendel of FM Legal Group, about his experience as a transnational commercial lawyer, specializing in Asia, Europe and in developing markets.

Fraser Mendel is a business and technology lawyer, who has been representing clients for 19 years in the United States, China, and other countries around the world. He worked as a lawyer based in Beijing, China for 12 years, is fluent in Mandarin, and continues to travel to China frequently. He first traveled to China in 1986 as a student, and spent 5 years in Taiwan studying, working as a journalist and ultimately conducting graduate research. Fraser writes and speaks frequently on international technology issues and cross-border transactions. After practicing for years at multi-national law firms, at the beginning of 2014 Fraser set up the FM Legal Group, a boutique law firm located here in Seattle (www.fmlegalgroup.com). Committed to building deeper and stronger international connections, Fraser is active as the Vice Chair of the Washington State China Relations Council, Chair-elect of the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association and is on the Boards of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle and the Washington Council on International Trade.