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Thomas Klitgaard

Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Thomas Klitgaard, a partner at Dillingham & Murphy LLP, focuses his practice on East Asian commercial and intellectual property issues. He has written and lectured extensively on legal and business matters in China, Japan, and other countries in East Asia. He was the senior vice president and general counsel of two major companies doing business in East Asia. He is also an international arbitrator and mediator, and serves on the arbitrator panels of the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, and the International Center for Dispute Resolution in New York City. He is the chair of a business manager exchange program between the Shanghai Municipal Government, China's State Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and the city of San Francisco. Early in his career, Klitgaard served as the law clerk for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. In addition to teaching Asian Legal Systems at USF for five years, Klitgaard was a guest professor at the Shanghai Economic Management College.

  • AB, University of San Francisco
  • LLB, UC Berkeley
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