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Charles Duan

Education & Bar Admissions

East China Institute of Politics and Law
(LL.B) 1983

East China Institute of Politics and Law
(LL.M) 1986

University of Washington
(LL.M) 1990

Shanghai Bar Association

Charles Duan


Charles Duan is the managing partner of Duan & Duan and a foreign-law consultant admitted by the Washington Supreme Court. He has served for several years as Williams Kastner’s strategic legal consultant for Chinese clients conducting business in the U.S. He has represented foreign and Chinese companies in some of the most high-profile cases of the last 15 years, including Microsoft, Rio Tinto, 3M, China Eastern and CNOOC. Mr. Duan serves as a delegate to the People’s Political Consultative Conference.


Mr. Duan is a member of the Shanghai Bar Association and Shanghai People’s Consulting Congress. He is also a member of Washington State’s China Relations Council.

Media Coverage

  • “Lawyer Backs New Trade Priorities for China,” Seattle Times, August 31, 2010.
  • “State Hopes Chinese Investors Open Wallets,” Seattle Times, August 30, 2010.