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For more than fifteen years, I have been representing companies doing business in emerging market countries. I have found that the most important thing in conducting legal work in an emerging market country is to take nothing for granted and to work with the right people. It has taken me many years to build up my worldwide network, and it takes constant communication and travel to maintain it. My work has been as varied as securing the release of two improperly held helicopters in Papua New Guinea, setting up a legal framework to move slag from Canada to Poland's interior, overseeing hundreds of litigation and arbitration matters in Korea, and seizing fish product in China to collect a long overdue debt by a Russian company. For other examples of my work, please check out the "representative work" page on my firm's website at

I was named as one of only three Washington State Amazing Lawyers in International Law; I am AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (its highest rating); I am rated 10.0 by, its highest rating, and I am a "Super Lawyer" for International Law.

I am a frequent writer and public speaker on doing business in China and I am always going to China and to Korea. I am also the lead writer of the award winning China Law Blog ( Forbes Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Investors Business Daily, Business Week, The National Law Journal, The Washington Post, The ABA Journal, The Economist, Newsweek, Inside Counsel, and the Christian Science Monitor, have all interviewed me regarding various aspects of my law practice.

I am licensed in both Washington and Alaska.


Languages spoken: French, Turkish

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Practice areas


  1. International Law: 100%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jon David Rogers

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Harris is a great mentor and friend always helpful and friendly and zealous in his representation of his clients. On top of the fact he is a great guy, his knowledge and expertise in international law particularly in Asia is unsurpassed. As an international trade attorney myself his abilities are the benchmark to which I hold myself. I'd strongly recommend him to anyone looking to engage in business overseas.


    Jon Rogers Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Christopher Muir Neumeyer

    Dan would be my first choice if I required legal counsel in China. He has worked there many years and is very familiar with not just the laws, but the unwritten procedures, connections and know-how that are essential to doing business there.


    Christopher Neumeyer Contracts and agreements Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Harris Moure

600 Stewart St- Suite 1200
Seattle, WA, 98101-1232


AKActive Out of State200101/16/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198405/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10.0 RatingAvvo2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Blawg 100 Hall of FameAmerican Bar Association Journal2015
10.0 RatingAvvo2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
10.00 RatingAvvo2013
10.00 RatingAvvo2012
Blawg 100ABA Law Journal2012
Super Lawyer, International LawSuper Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
10.0 RatingAvvo2011
10.0 RatingAvvo2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Regional BlogAmerican Bar Association Journal2009
10.0 RatingAvvo2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV (highest) RatingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Avvo 10.0Avvo2008
Best Black Letter Law BlogABA Journal2008
Best China Business/Law BlogChinalyst2007
10.0 RatingAvvo2007
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2007
Amazing Lawyers for International LawWashington CE)2007
Order of the CoifN/A1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyKirkland & Ellis1984 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
AmChamMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Chinese Civil Law ForumMember2003 - Present
Alaska Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
China Trade Law ReportEditor2006 - 2007
King County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2006
Defense Research InstituteMember1995 - 1998
Indiana Law JournalManaging Editor1983 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nadein v. Unimak Maritime GroupCourt awarded plaintiff nothing
Rigby v. SAME InvestmentDefense Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
ForbesHow to Avoid Being Held Hostage in China2016
Forbes MagazineChina's Slowing Economy Means Litigation Growth2016
ForbesGetting Your Money Out of China2015
Above The LawIP Agreements That Work for China2015
Global SourcesThe Single Best Way To Avoid Being Taken Hostage in China2013
DaftBloggerHow GlaxoSmithKline Made My Job As China Lawyer Easier B2013
Before It's NewsBuying Into a China VIE2013
Practical China ReporterDealing Effectively with Common Chinese Negotiating Techniques2012
Practical ChinaMaking Your Non Disclosure Agreement Work for China2012
Wall Street JournalChina's Slowdown and American Business2012
Bloomberg Law ReportsSuing Chinese Companies: The New Wave2011
Practical China Tax & FinanceRegistering Trademarks in China2010
Advertising AgeFour Tips to Avoid Breaking the Law in China2010
The Conference Board ReviewIn China, Piracy is no Excuse2010
Asia Legal BusinessA China That Can Say "No"2010
Wall Street JournalChinese Companies Court Disaster2010
Forbes MagazineBest 10 Books on China2009
Practical China Tax & Financial StrategiesJoint Ventures in China — Getting Your Money Out2009
AmCham's China BriefThe Return of China Joint Ventures2009
Practical China Tax & Financial StrategiesThe China Economy For Foreign Companies2008
Alaska Bar RagChina's Trademark Laws2007
Business In VancouverBasic Steps To Protect Your China Operations2007
Wall Street JournalJoint Venture Jeopardy2007
China Trade Law ReportChina's Trademark Laws -- Simple and Effective2006
China Law BlogChina Trademarking, Chinese Watermelons, And Rumors Of HIV Tainting2006
SideRoadEmerging Market: Four Principles For Success in Emerging Market Nations 2005
CNBCInternational Enforcement of the Yukos Bankruptcy2004
Entrepreneur.comBetter Legal Billing2001
The Journal of Systems and SoftwareWho Really "Owns" Your Software Programs1995
Environmental LiabilityCost Recovery: End of the Slam Dunk1995
National Law JournalTransport of Waste in Dispute1993
BarristerJoint and Several Liability With a New Twist1993
UnknownAvoiding Joint and Several Liability1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Grinnell CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Structuring Your China DealStructuring Your China Deal2016
Is Your IP China Ready?China IP2016
Emerging Companies: From Domestic Establishment to International ExpansionTaking Your Company International2016
Emerging and Complex ClaimsAvoiding and Winning Disputes Against Chinese Companies2016
AmChamAvoiding China Business Disputes2016
Maryland-China Business CouncilCritical Legal and IP Protections for China2015
ExportechEight Questions to Stay Out of Legal Trouble In China2015
ConAgra China Education SummitChina IP for the Food Industry2015
Cardozo Law School Fashion Law SymposiumAlibaba and protecting your IP in and from China2015
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationInternational Trademarks: Securing and Enforcing Clients' Rights Abroad2015
U.S.-China Legal SummitChina Contract Drafting2014
Trade Secret Management and Monetization ConferenceProtecting Your Trade Secrets From China2014
Seattle University School of LawChina IP Basics2014
Rice University Jones School of BusinessInternational Law Firm Management2014
PN Webinar on China InnovationCan China Innovate?2014
PN Executive ForumProtecting Intellectual Property in China2014
Merx International Best Practices SummitChina Best Practices2014
International Tax ConferenceHow To Succeed in China2014
International Regulatory Science Symposium: “Exploring China”China Law For Medical Technology Companies2014
International Product Liability SeminarHow to Avoid China Product Liability Problems2014
Innovation and IP in ChinaIP in China2014
Dow Jones Global Compliance SymposiumMaking Sense of China's Bribery Crackdown2014
Doing Business in the New ChinaDoing Business in the New China -- The Legal Aspects2014
China WeekChina Business and Legal Culture2014
China Law SeminarChina IP Developments2014
China Law SeminarOpportunities and Challenges in China Corporate Law2014
China Law ConferenceChina Opportunities and Challenges2014
China Intellectual PropertyChina Intellectual Property and Trade Secret Law2014
Advising Start-Ups in the U.S. and AbroadThe Basics on Doing Business in China2014
Medical DeviceAsia Product Sourcing Done Right2013
Lexis-NexisDoing Business in China. A Legal Overview2013
Indiana University Maurer School of LawInternational Law Careers2013
Doing Business in China: A Legal Overview for In-House TeamsProtecting Your IP From China2013
China IPChina IP2013
China IPProtecting Your IP in Business Deals in the Chinese Market2013
China Business WorkshopChina IP Protections2013
ATLAS-BeijingHandling The China Legal Matter2013
AmCham BeijingChina Legal Trends2013
ALI-CLEProtecting Your IP in China2013
Washington Trade ConferenceInternational Service Businesses2012
University of Washington School of LawOutsourcing in China2012
The Wharton School China ForumChina's Government and Your Business2012
Retirement AsiaChoosing The Right China Entity2012
PLUS International ConferenceThe Evolution of D&O Insurance in China2012
Economist Magazine Business SeriesDoing Business with China2012
Doing Business With the New ChinaProtecting Your IP From China2012
19th Annual Offshore Investment ConferenceWhat You Need to Think About When Doing Business in China - A Legal Perspective2012
Offshore Investments Conference Shanghai 2011Avoiding and Winning China Disputes2011
Beijing Foreign Correspondents ClubChina Companies Going Outward2011
AmCham Beijing Small Business ForumFive Things Every SME Should Know About China2011
Alaska Bar Association, International Law SectionInternational Law -- Asia2011
WSBA International PracticeInternational Litigation2010
University of Washington Law SchoolHandling The Big Media International Case2010
The Legalities of Doing Business in ChinaLitigating Against Chinese Companies2010
Commonwealth Club of San FranciscoDoing Business in China2010
China Business NetworkLegal Aspects of China Business2010
Berkeley Asia Business ConferenceBuilding Brands in Asia2010
Northwestern University/Kellogg School of Management -- Greater China Business ConferenceBuilding a Business in China2009
Chinese Drywall Litigation ConfernenceLitigating and Arbitrating Against Chinese Defendants2009
Chinese Drywall LitigationSuing Chinese Manufacturers2009
ABA International Law SectionInternational Social Networking2009
Plastics Industry Executive ConferenceThe Eight Yins and Yangs of China Business2008
Managing The Risks Of Manufacturing In ChinaChina Litigation Challenges: Arbitration, Service of Process and Discovery2008
Los Angeles County Bar Association International Law AssociationLitigation and Arbitration in China2008
Alaska Bar Association, International Law SectionWhat Every Lawyer Must Know About China Law2008
Mealey's Product Recall Liability Conference: Made in China and BeyondManaging Risks Associated With Chinese Products2007
E&S Loss Control Executive ForumManaging risks associated with Chinese products2007
China Real Estate SeminarChina's Second Tier Cities For Real Estate2007
AmCham BeijingUnder China's Digital Influence2007
World, Have Your SayChina Present and Future2006
Fox Television NewsInternational Law Jurisdiction2005
Indiana University School of LawInternational Law2004
CNBC Report on BusinessInternational Enforcement of the Yukos Bankruptcy2004
Korean Judges ConferenceInternational Asset Seizures2003
US China Legal SummitChina Contract DraftingN/A