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Today's Immigrant of the Day is the latest lawyer I wanted to highlight who is named in the National Law Journal's list of the 50 most powerful minority lawyers in America. Taiwan-born Howard Chao  is the partner in charge of West Coast mega-firm O'Melveny and Myers Asia practice. Chao has built the practice in to one of the nation's premiere international law groups, a fact that is confirmed by his being profiled in Time Magazine. According to the NLJ,

Chao is partner in charge of O'Melveny & Myers' Asia practice,
which includes 120 legal professionals. In 26 years with the firm, Chao
built the group's China team from its inception in the mid-1990s with
offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, adding an office in Beijing in 2003.
Chao, also a member of the firm's mergers and acquisitions group, is a
highly regarded figure in financial markets, deal-making and legal
issues. In 2006, O'Melveny's group was named China practice of the year
by Asian Legal Business magazine. In 2007, O'Melveny closed
16 Chinese public offerings -- raising nearly $6.5 billion on exchanges
in the United States, Hong Kong and London -- and closed 70 private
equity and venture capital deals in China.

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