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Shandong Lawyers at US Department of State
(For additional State Department photos see "Reception to Honor the Kingdom of Denmark" page.



The International Law Institute is once again proud to have hosted our third delegation of senior lawyers, law firm partners and legal experts from from Shandong Province, China as participants in ILI's International Trade and Economic Integration program.  This 3.5-month program was specially designed by the ILI and the Department of Human Resources and Social Security of Shandong Province.  Training included studies on the US legal system;  International Trade Law and the application of WTO procedures; International Investment Agreements and State Dispute Arbitration, Commercial Arbitration and Mediation; Investment Procedures in the US; as well as internships in Washington, DC law firms.


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International Arbitration training with Anne
Marie White 
Whitesell, ILI Director of ILI's
Center for Alternative
Dispute Resolution
(former Sec. General of the ICC

International Court of Arbitration)

Delegation is guest lectured by Mr. Li Guogang
- Director of Anti-Dumping Investigation from
Ministry of Commerce, China
Attending lectures on Defending Anti-Dumping
- Market and Non Market Economies
at Akin Gump, LLC


Participating in this program were  Mr. Li Chuanfeng (Lawyer, Shandong Qilu Law Firm) head of the delegation along with Ms. Du Huaying (Lawyer, Shandong Bohanyuan Law Firm), Mr. Zhang Yi (Director, Shandong You Hua Law Firm), Mr. Cui Chuanzong (Lawyer, Dacheng Law Offices, LLP - Qingdao), Mr. Wang Yan (Partner, Shandong Zhongcheng Renhe Lawyer Firm), Ms. Zhang Wang (Partner, Director of IP, Shandong Chenggong Law Firm), Mr. Wang Yehua (Lawyer, Shandong Zhongchengrenhe Law Firm), Mr. Wang Hao (Lawyer, Shan Dong Hua Lin Law Firm), Ms. Ding Tingting (Lawyer, Shandong Kangqiao (Linyi) Law Firm), Mr. Cui Yutong (Shandong Kangqiao Law Firm - Qingdao), Mr. Zhao Cunshou (Deputy Director, Shandong Kaien Law Firm), Ms. Wang Jinlei (Partner, Deheng Law Firm - Qingdao High-Tech Zone Office), Ms. Sun Pingping (Lawyer, Shandong Dadiren Law Firm), Mr. Wang Xingfu (Lawyer, Shandong Luquan Law Firm), Mr. Yang Kai (Partner, Shan Dong Hero Law Firm), Mr. Li Yuan(Partner, Shandong Deyijunda Law Firm), Ms. Cui Baoling (Lawyer, Shandong Jinhairui Lawyer Firm), Ms. Zhang Yan (Lawyer, Shandong Yuanding Law Firm), Ms. Wang Yajuan (Lawyer, Shandong Huiyan Law Firm), and Mr. Shang Jie (Lawyer, Shandong Yajuan Law Firm).


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Shandong Lawyers meeting with US Dept of
International Trade Administration
 Attending meetings at the World Bank Conference on US/China Trade Relations with
Kho, former Office of the U.S. Trade
Representative in 
the Executive Office of the
President. Mr. Kho was
Associate General
Counsel and principal attorney on all 


This extensive and specialized program incorporated over 60 specialist faculty members from academia, government offices, multi lateral organizations and from private legal practice.  ILI and the Shandong Lawyer delegation are humbled and thankful for the outpouring of support and expertise by our speakers, throughout this program.  ILI wishes to extend special appreciation to the law firms of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Winston Strawn LLP, Axinn, Veltrop, Harkrider LLP, Chadbourne and Parke LLP, Steptoe and Johnson LLP, Holland and Knight LLP, Alston Bird LLP, Nelson Mullins LLP, Mayer Brown, Duane Morris LLP, Loeb & Loeb LLP, Kristein & Young PLLC, Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt LLP, and Adduci Mastriani & Schuamberg LLP for their internships and mentorships. ILI also wishes to thank the World Bank, Office of the US Trade Representative, US Senate, the US International Trade Commission, US Department of Commerce, US House of Representatives, and Mr. Li Guogang - Ministry of Commerce, China for their expert contributions.


This program is led by Patrick Macrory, Director of ILI's International Trade Law Center and was expertly supported by Ms. Emily Rae and ILI associates Ms. Zhang Xi, Mr. Gou Rongfei and Ms. Yang Rui.


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Delegation attending a State Repection at the US Dept of State  Delegation celebrate their graduation with friends,
faculty and ILI staff


ILI would like to note the professionalism, expertise and dedication of this delegation.  We are assured of the value, drawn from their experiences in this program, that the delegation will bring back to their law firms, clients and province. ILI extends to our friends from Shandong, our very best wishes.


The Shandong Lawyer Delegations are administered by Ms. Guo Hui, Assistant Secretary General of the Shandong Bar Association, China and Mr. Robert Sargin, Deputy Director of the International Law Institute.