Gao joins GJN as special counsel in governmental law

The Madison County Record Oct. 21, 2011, 5:59am


ST. LOUIS - The Gallop law firm announced that attorney Tong (Tony) Gao, a native of Beijing, China, who has practiced in the U.S. for more than 20 years, has joined the firm as special counsel in the Governmental Law & Relations Department.

Gao will focus his practice in areas of immigration and naturalization law and international business law with additional expertise in employment law, labor certification and general practice.

Before joining Gallop, Gao practiced law in St. Louis. Before coming to the U.S. he served as Deputy General Legal Counsel for the U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce and as counsel at the Shanghai Donghua Law Firm. In addition, he served as a law lecturer at East China University of Political Science and Law.

Mr. Gao is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois and the People's Republic of China. He earned a J.D. degree from Saint Louis University School of Law and an LL.M. from East China University of Political Science and Law after earning a B.A. in History at Shanghai Normal University.

He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association; The Missouri Bar; Illinois State Bar Association; the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis; and the Missouri Asian-Pacific Bar Association.

Gao is a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award, Civil Procedure I. He is author of "Chinese Consumer Protection Philosophy," published in the Journal of Consumer Policy, and co-author of "Consumer Protection in the People's Republic of China," published by Fred B. Rothman & Co., in addition to other legal articles and manuscripts.

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