Commercial Litigation
Commercial Transactions
Corporate Governance
Domestic Arbitration
Domestic Mediation
International Arbitration
International Mediation
Comparative Asian Constitutional Law



Hong Kong


The Koreas



The Philippines




Trust Litigation
Business Negotiations

Of Counsel

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  • Attorney, Dillingham & Murphy, 1997-present

  • Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Sega of America, Inc., 1992-1996

  • Vice President, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tandem Computers Incorporated, 1985-1992

  • Partner, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, 1971-1985

  • Associate, Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, 1964-1971

  • Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, 1963-1964

  • Law Clerk to Justice William O. Douglas, United States Supreme Court, 1961-1962


  • Adjunct Professor of Chinese Business Law, 2018

  • Adjunct Professor of Asian Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2002-2016

  • Visiting Professor, Real Property Secured Transactions; Uniform Commercial Code, University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), 1967-1968

  • Adjunct Professor, Corporate Law and Partnerships, University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), 1997


  • A.B, University of San Francisco, Summa Cum Laude, 1956

  • LL.B., University of California School of Law (Boalt Hall), 1961

  • Certificate, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Mandarin Language Program 1979

  • Certificate, The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Executive Program, Dartmouth College, 1990

  • Other: Graduate, United States Army Antiaircraft Guided Missile School (computers, electronics, radar), 1957; Course work in economics and geology, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 1957-1958


Affiliations and Memberships

  • Editor-in-Chief, California Law Review, 1960-1961

  • Fellow, American College of Commercial Arbitrators

  • Member, Martindale-Hubbell/Lexis Nexis Legal Advisory Board

  • Member, American Bar Association, Sections of Antitrust and Intellectual Property Law

  • Chair California State Bar Committee on the Maintenance of Professional Competence

  • Co-Chair, United States Supreme Court Historical Society Membership Committee

  • Trustee, University of San Francisco

  • Trustee Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

  • Member of Board of Directors, San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

  • Member of Board of Directors, Co-President and Vice President, Chinese
    Culture Foundation of San Francisco

  • Magnolia Silver Award, Shanghai Municipal Government for

  • Contributions to the Development of Shanghai and Friendly Relations

  • Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America, San Francisco Bay Area Council, for contributions to Scouting



  • Asian Legal Systems, University of San Francisco School of Law, Constitutions, Cases and Laws (10th Edition 2014): Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, The Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan (considered by China to be a province), and Vietnam 

  • The Context for Innovation in Japan:  Comparative Competitive Aspects and Some Practical Comments, 21 Canada-United States Law Journal 55 (1995)

  • Arbitration Laws and Dispute Resolution in The People’s Republic of China: Recent Developments, Symposium on Private Investments Abroad -- Problems and Solutions in International Business, Matthew Bender & Company (1992)

  • High Technology Disputes:  The Minitrial as the Emerging Solution, 8 Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal 1 (1992) (co-author)

  • People’s Republic of China Joint Venture Dispute Resolution Procedures, 1 UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal 1 (1982) 
    The Civil Rights Act and Mr. Monroe, 49 Cal. L. Rev. 145 (1961), reprinted in Selected Essays on Constitutional Law, Association of American Law Schools, West Publishing Co. (1963)

  • Constitutional Law: Power of Legislative Committees to Compel a Witness to Reveal Communist Affiliations, 47 Cal. L. Rev.930 (1959)