Wenzhao “Connie” Wang was named "2011 San Diego Top Immigration Attorney" , 2012 and 2011 "San Diego Top International Attorney," "2012 San Diego Top Corporate Attorney" by SD METRO magazine.
Connie has over 20 years of extensive international experience with an emphasis on China gained through her distinguished diplomatic and legal careers. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Connie spent 13 years as a diplomat in the Chinese Foreign Service in various capacities including serving as press officer for Chinese President Jiang Zemin during his official visits to foreign countries and as a diplomat at the Chinese Mission to the United Nations in New York. After obtaining her law degree from a top 20 US law school and before establishing US China Global Law Group, Connie worked at two major international law firms in the US.
In 2006, in recognition of her role as a female industry leader, Connie was honored with the “Women to Watch Award” - Business Women 2006 by Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal. This honor was noted in “Local Lawyers Named ‘Women Industry Leaders’” by Minnesota Lawyer, featured in “Connie Wang Receives Top Business Honor” by Asian American Press, and reported in many other English and Chinese media in 2006.
Connie has served as legal counsel of China Marketing Association, a prestigious national organization in China since 2004. She is the co-founder and former president of US-China Business Connections, a nonprofit organization providing an educational and networking forum for companies and individuals interested in developing business relationships between the US and China.
Connie is a frequent speaker at seminars and workshops on Chinese business, outsourcing and investment matters in both US and China. She is a Manderin Chinese speaking lawyer licensed in multiple jurisdictions in the US.
Connie focuses on Eb-5 and E-2 investment visas and L-1 visas for multi-national executives and managers, general corporate/business and cross-border transactions in US.
Connie advises US companies conducting business in China in the areas of setting up business entities ("WFOE", "JV" and "RO"), government relations, regulatory solutions, outsourcing of manufacturing, ITO/BPO, IP protection, and market entry in China as well as advises Chinese companies with their investment, setting up business, M&A, executive working visas, EB-5 investment visas and market entry in the U.S.
Connie speaks fluent Manderin Chinese and English.
Connie is licensed in California, District of Columbia, and Minnesota. In 2014, she voluntarily chose not to be authorized to practice MN law due to non-resident status in MN and decided to keep her MN law license inactive.
Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Chinese, Wu
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2012 San Diego's Top International Attorney||SD METRO||2012|
|2012 San Diego's Top Corporate Attorney||SD METRO||2012|
|2011 San Diego's Top International Attorney||San Diego Metro||2011|
|2011 San Diego's Top Immigration Attorney||San Diego Metro||2011|
|Women to Watch-- Business Women 2006||Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal||2006|
|Managing Partner||US China Global Law Group||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP, Mayer Brown, LLP, & Kelly & Fawcett, PA||2003 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|State Bar of California||N/A||N/A|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|District of Columbia Bar||N/A||N/A|
|US-China Business Connections||Co-Founder and former President||2004 - 2006|
|Law Journal Newsletter "China Trade Law Report" of American Lawyer Media||China New M&A Regulation and Its Impacts on Foreign Business in China||2007|
|American Bar Association (ABA) --The International Lawyer||Co-author of “China Law 2005 Year in Review"||2006|
|China Insight||Immigration and Traveling Overseas||2004|
|Yanbian University Publishing House||Success Skills--Co-author of a 365-page book translation from English into Chinese||1988|
|SAIS, Johns Hopkins University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Univ of Minnesota L S||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|To Set Up Your US Branch Office Successfully - Your Las Vegas Business Plan||L-1A 跨国经理签证(L-1A Multi-national Executive Visa)||2013|
|CLE||Forming Foreign Corporations in Brazil, China and Mexico||2012|
|How to Successfully Do Business in China||How to Successfully Do Business in China – Embracing the Legal and Cultural Differences||2011|
|the 6th Annual CLE (Continuing Legal Education) Summit on “Doing Business in China” (San Francisco, CA)||Information Technology Outsourcing (‘ITO’) and Business Process Outsourcing (‘BPO’) – Current Trend, Legal Considerations and a Comparison of offshore ITO/BPO in India and China||2008|
|Service Outsourcing International Summit||Service and Development Shanghai (Pudong)||2008|
|“2007 China Seminar and Workshops – Navigating the China Markets with Experts”||“How to Do Business in China”||2007|
|the 5th Annual CLE Summit on “Legal & Financial Strategies for Doing Business in China”||Latest Developments in the Chinese Legal and Regulatory Systems||2007|
|EMBA training program||“Doing Business in China” (Washington, DC)||2007|
|Doing business in China||How to Export to China—China Import Regulations||2007|
|China Information and Software Outsourcing Summit||Co-Emcee and Keynote Speaker||2007|
|“Lessons Learned in China”||•Moderator for “Lessons Learned in China”||2006|
|Minnesota World Trade Week||Understanding China and Getting Equipped with Tools to Be Successful in China||2006|
|Current Climate for Trade and Investment in China||New M&A regulations, anti- monopoly laws and IP protections in China||2006|
|Asian American Marketing Midwest Conference||Marketing in China||2005|
|senior executives training program||“Outsourcing Contract Drafting and Negotiation”||2004|
|International Law Business Section Continuing Legal Education(CLE) program||What Every Attorney Should Know When Advising Clients on Doing Business in China||N/A|