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Languages spoken: Mandarin

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  1. Litigation: 100%
    27 years

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FLMember in Good Standing200506/17/2016
NYCurrently registered 199703/07/2016
DCInactive 200607/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV PreeminentMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certificate of AppreciationMiami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners2010
Women Entrepreneurs DayMiami-Dade County Office of Mayor & Board of County Commissioners2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior CounselPAYTON & ASSOCIATES, LLC2010 - 2014
PrincipalHU BARQUIST AND ASSOCIATES, P.A.2006 - 2010
Special CounselDUANE MORRIS LLP2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian Pacific American Bar Association - SoutheastSoutheast Region, President-Elect2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules CommitteeMember2013 - Present
National Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Miami Dade County Asian Advisory BoardChairwoman Ex Officio and member/officer2007 - Present
Florida China Chamber of CommerceDirector and Officer2006 - Present
Chinese Cultural Foundation and Chinese Cultural AssociationMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Yale UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Miami Dade County Asian American Advisory Board’s Inaugural Student ScholarshipsMiami Dade County Asian American Advisory Board’s Inaugural Student Scholarships2010
Miami Dade CollegeBusiness Law2010
Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthDiverse Leadership for a Diverse Workforce2010
Tianjin University Students at Miami Dade CollegeMotivational speech2009
Finance Conference: Truth About Financial CrisisFinance Conference2009
Taiwan Business Association: Immigration Law for BusinessesImmigration Law for Business2008
Shenzhen, China Trade ConferenceBi-lateral trade with Shenzhen and South FL2008
Association of Bi-National Chambers of Commerce: Trade with China Through Hong Kong (panelist)Trade with China through Hong Kong2008
Taiwan Business Association: Chinese Companies Sued in the United StatesChinese Companies Sued in the United States2007
Drug and Enforcement AdministrationDEA2007
Asian Pacific American Heritage MonthMotivational speech2007