Cedric T. Chou
Cedric Chou counsels clients in corporate finance and cross-border matters and has represented both middle-market and Fortune-500 companies in local, national, and global matters. He has established on-site experiences in Hong Kong, Taipei, and mainland China.
He is leading the firm’s US-East Asia relationship and practice by assisting clients in multiple sectors. During the course of his career, Cedric has assisted clients in matters in the aggregate of more than US$2.5 billion. His California, national as well as global experiences are diverse, sophisticated, and solution-oriented.
Prior to joining Clark Hill, Cedric was a managing director/head of Asia strategy with, and in-house counsel to, a fund headquartered in Boston. Previously, Cedric was a member at a leading international law firm and later on, the China practice head in Los Angeles at another major international law firm.
His experience working in Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen, in addition to California, allows him to bring to the table a greater understanding of Pacific Rim legal, business, government affairs, and cultural issues.
Cedric brings in his extensive relationships and corporate capabilities to a prestigious practice. He is familiar with big and middle-market players in six major cities in Asia and in the U.S., ranging from leading high-tech corporations in the world, government-backed and state-owned conglomerates and funds, private equity funds, prestigious state-owned enterprises, publicly and privately held companies, and various leading family offices.
In investment and finance, Cedric’s experience ranges from general corporate, banking, venture capital investment, merger and acquisition to initial public offering.
He is experienced in sectors such as healthcare, high-tech, real estate, media and entertainment, and energy as well as matters concerning high net-worth individuals.
Licensed to practice in California, not in Arizona.
Chinese American Professional Society, Certificate of Appreciation, July 31, 2016
Commonwealth Publishing Company, Leading Writer, 2012
Honored by the President of the Republic of China in Taipei, 2004
Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, Certificate, in appreciation of outstanding services, March 6, 2004
California State Assembly, Certificate of Recognition, February 7, 2003
California State Board of Equalization, Resolution, in honor for service and commitment to the Asian American community, February 7, 2003
Southern California Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, Award of Appreciation, Founding Ceremony, February 23, 2002
Member of California Bar Association
Chairman, UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, Advisory Council, 2017-2019
Mentor, UCLA School of Law, 2015-2018
Board Advisor, Music Festival Perugia, Italy, 2012-2014
Board Member, Los Angeles Philanthropic Committee for the Arts, 2010
Milestone Contributor of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
Advisory Board Member, Cal State Northridge, Center for China Finance and Business Research, 2002-2008
Executive Board Director, Southern California Monte Jade Science & Technology Association, 2003-2004
Conductor, Chamber Orchestra of Tzu-Chi Buddhist Philanthropy Foundation, 2004