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Gary Zhao

Gary Zhao

Practice areas:

Litigation, Business

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Mandarin

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Litigation: 60%
    12 years
  2. Business: 40%
    12 years

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Contact Info

SmithAmundsen LLC

150 North Michigan Avenue Suite 3300
Chicago, IL, 60601



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200308/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star in Business LitigationIllinois Super Lawyers2011
ABA Business Law Section AmbassadorAmerican Bar Association2010
Member of the year AwardAsian American Bar Association of Greater Chicago2010
DRI Cares Honor RollDefense Research Institute2009
Outstanding writing Award for Global Studies Law ReviewWashington University School of Law2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Appellate Law ClerkIllinois Appellate Court-Justice Mary McDade2002 - 2004


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Business and Corporate litigation committeeVice-Chair, editorial board,2011 - 2012
Asian American Bar Association of Greater ChicagoBoard of Directors2010 - 2012
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A


Publication NameTitleDate
Illinois State Bar Association, the CounselorBreach Notification Laws—What Every Business Owner Needs to Know2011
DRI the voiceIllinois Legislative Update2010
Washington University Global Studies Law ReviewChinese Product Liability Law: Can China Build Another Great Wall to Protect its Consumers2002


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of MichiganPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law Student ForumA Day in the Life of a Chicago Lawyer2011
In house and partner dinnerAlternative Fee Arrangements: Do They Really Work?2010
CLE SeminarLeveraging Technology: Small to Mid-Sized Law Firms2010
American Bar Association Annual MeetingReasonable Security Standards Imposed by State Governments to Protect Personal Information and Data2010