Ya-Ling Gon (Michelle)
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Professionals Ya-Ling Gon (Michelle)

Work experience

Michelle Gon is a senior attorney with more than three decades of experience in the Greater China markets. She helps multinational clients deal with knotty and challenging legal issues, having developed a highly-regarded practice focused on cross-border compliance and regulatory matters.
Michelle focuses her practice on representing clients in complicated and challenging compliance and regulatory matters, including anti-corruption, unfair competition, anti-monopoly, anti-fraud, export control and trade sanction areas. Well respected for her ability to provide clients with her personal devotion and offering practical advice on solving complex legal issues.
Most of Michelle's clients are leading MNCs doing business in China, or large, China-based MNCs doing business globally, across a wide range of sectors, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, life sciences, healthcare, agriculture, food-related products, wine and spirits, hospitality, cruise lines, manufacturing, IT and high tech.  Before joining Han Kun, Michelle held senior roles at other leading international law firms.  She also formerly served as the Chief Legal Officer/Vice President of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"), and an International Attorney for McDonald's Corporation, headquartered in Illinois.
Michelle was appointed by China's Intellectual Property Office ("SIPO") to complete a booklet advising Chinese companies on how to protect and utilize intellectual property rights when they do business abroad.

Educational background

Case Western Reserve University, J.D., 1985; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MCL, 1982; National Taiwan University, LL.B., 1976.

Practice qualification

Member of the Illinois State Bar

Working language

Han Kun
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