CATHERINE KEN

ken@rtthlaw.com

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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Ms. Ken is one of the very few attorneys licensed to practice in both the United States and Taiwan.  For over 25 years in her law practice, Ms. Ken has advised numerous clients engaging business and investment involving China, Taiwan and the U.S.

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EXPERIENCE

After graduating in 1986 from the National Taiwan University Law School, Ms. Ken passed the Taiwan Bar Exam on her first attempt and became the youngest practicing attorney in Taiwan at age 22.  During the early stage of her legal career, Catherine had involved in diverse cases that honed her advocacy skills in civil litigation, intellectual property litigation, maritime litigation, and criminal defense.

Given the rapid growth of Taiwan's economy during the late 1980's, the burgeoning international business activities motivated Catherine to study law in the U.S. to acquire a broader international perspective. In 1991, she earned a LL.M. degree from Harvard Law School where she studied corporate and business law with a concentration in mergers and acquisitions.

Prior to focusing her legal career in the U.S., Ms. Ken had worked as senior attorney in Lee and Li, the largest law firm in Taiwan, representing multinational companies in business transactions and litigations.  Her unparalleled cross-border legal education and experience and tie to the U.S. enable her to effortlessly assist clients of multicultural background.

After she passed the California Bar in 1996, Ms. Ken established her own firm in Los Angeles and has since been serving the Chinese American community for estate planning, business transaction and investor immigration. Ms. Ken’s devotion to the community in Southern California is also reflected by her terms as president of the Taiwanese American Lawyers Association in 2000 and 2001 and involvement in local Chinese American groups and organizations.

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EDUCATION

Harvard Law School (LL.M, 1991)

School of Law, National Taiwan University (B.A. Law, 1986)

 

BAR ADMISSIONS

California Supreme Court

United States District Court, Central District of California

Courts of the Republic of China, Taipei District

 

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

California State Bar Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Taipei Bar Association

Taiwanese American Lawyers Association

American Immigration Lawyers Association