Leadership Council

David Tang is the Managing Partner, Asia for K&L Gates and his law practice concentrates in the areas of foreign investment, cross-border financings, mergers and acquisitions, and investments related to real estate. He has more than 40 years of transactional experience in the Greater China market. Mr. Tang was managing partner of Preston Gates & Ellis LLP from 1995–1999, a predecessor law firm to the formation of K&L Gates LLP. He is recognized in Best Lawyers and China Business Law Journal, among other directories.

Among his activities, Mr. Tang is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations and the World Justice Project Leadership Council, has been on the Council of The American Law Institute, the Boards of the National Committee on US-China Relations, the Blakemore Foundation and the National Bureau of Asia Research, and a former Chair of the American Bar Foundation, Anglo American Real Property Institute and Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce. He served on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and as its Chair. He chairs the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Trade in International Legal Services, was a member of the ABA House of Delegates and other ABA Committees and is on the Visiting Committee of the UW Jackson School. Mr. Tang holds an AB (magna) from Harvard University; a JD from Columbia University; and a Certificate from The Hague Academy of International Law.