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Ross Meador

Ross Meador is a lawyer, entrepreneur, investor, teacher and philanthropist.

Now an internationally recognized authority on international business and law, Ross’s career began in Vietnam in 1974 when he went alone to Saigon to open the wartime office for a child welfare organization, Friends of Children of Vietnam. The story of his evacuation from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon has been told in several books and screenplays. His organization was nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom and his photographs are in the permanent collection of the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum.

Ross graduated from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law (1986. He is a former partner of Preston Gates & Ellis (the firm founded by Bill Gates Sr.; now K&L Gates), prior to which he practiced with Howard, Rice and Morrison & Foerster for 14 years. Ross also founded (and later sold) the executive training company, Advanced Global Connections, and he has lectured on business and entrepreneurship in many venues, including the Hass School of Business and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has practiced law in Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam and is currently the Principal at Rogers & Meador in Berkeley, California, and Senior Foreign Legal Advisor to Vietnam International Law Firm (VILAF) in Hanoi.

Ross serves on the Executive Committee of the International Section of the California Bar Association and is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World.