September 30, 2015 – Dean Fealk, a partner in the San Francisco office of DLA Piper, has been appointed to the California-China Advisory Board and the board of directors of the California-China Office of Trade and Investment. 

The California-China Office of Trade and Investment (CTO) is California’s official state trade office with The People’s Republic of China. The Office is a public-private program led by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), economic development groups, and private sector companies across the state.

The CTO is California’s central vehicle for promoting both trade and investment between the state and China. Dedicated experts located in Shanghai, Sacramento, and San Francisco provide services to businesses throughout California and China to forge cross-border trade and investment relationships, particularly in the innovative environmental technologies, life sciences and financial services industries.

The California-China Advisory Board helps ensure that the CTO is guided by sound business strategies and that its programs deliver results. Advisory Board members provide stewardship over the growth of trade and investment between California and China, while also serving as business ambassadors for the California-China Trade Office.

As head of firm’s Global Equity practice, Fealk advises leading multinational companies on legal and strategic issues related to international business. He also serves as general counsel to the Halifax International Security Forum and has been a Presidential Leadership Fellow, Truman National Security Fellow and a Marshall Memorial Fellow.

Active in business and civic leadership in California, Fealk also serves on the board of directors of the Bay Area Council and the California Business Roundtable. He is also an appointed advisor to the US Secretary of Commerce and the US Trade Representative.

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