On Tuesday evening, April 6, I am going to be part of a stellar panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, discussing “Doing Business in China: For Better or Worse.” Click here for full information and to sign up.
The club describes the event as follows:

Google’s recent struggle with China over censorship has raised the possibility that China’s regulatory regime may be too restrictive for the free operation of American technology companies. HBS’s February review of the Google/China skirmish says that “the Google issue has become a cause celebre that exacerbates the already fragile and festering U.S.-China relationship.” Is it worth it for American businesses to acquiesce to the Chinese government’s control and censorship requests in order to operate in China’s ever-growing market? What do the Chinese people think about their government’s censorship of information technology? How will American tech companies survive in China’s Internet environment? Experts and insiders weigh in.

The panelists will be the following:
Dan Harris, International Lawyer; Harris & Bricken, Author, China Law Blog
David Gorodyansky, CEO and Co-founder, AnchorFree Inc.
George Koo, Ph.D., Special Advisor, Deloitte China Services Group; Member, Committee of 100
Jeff Richards, Partner, GGV Capital
Edith Yeung, Founder, BizTechDay
Quentin Hardy, National Editor, Forbes – Moderator
The Commonwealth Club is at 595 Market Street. Check in is at 6 p.m. The program itself will be from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and a networking reception will follow. Click here if you want to attend.
Hope to see you there.

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Dan Harris

I am a founder of Harris Bricken, an international law firm with lawyers in Los Angeles, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, China and Spain.

I mostly represent companies doing business in emerging market countries. It has taken me many years to build my network and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland’s interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, helping someone avoid terrorism charges in Japan, and seizing fish product in China to collect on a debt.

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law, I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating), I am rated 10.0 by AVVO.com (its highest rating), and I am a SuperLawyer.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in Asia and I constantly travel between the United States and Asia. I most commonly speak on China law issues and I am the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog (www.chinalawblog.com). Forbes Magazine, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, NPR, The New York Times and Inside Counsel have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my international law practice.

I am licensed in Washington, Illinois, and Alaska.

In tandem with the international law team at my firm, I focus on setting up/registering companies overseas (via WFOEs, Rep Offices or Joint Ventures), drafting international contracts (NDAs, OEM Agreements, licensing, distribution, etc.), protecting IP (trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and patents), and overseeing M&A transactions.

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