E. W. Gentry Sayad
As founder and managing partner of the firm, Gentry Sayad has over 25 years of experience working as a litigator for U.S. and foreign firms and managing and representing clients in complex litigation in the U.S. and abroad. He also has more than 15 years of experience in Asia as the managing partner for the Asia offices of three U.S. international law firms handling international transactions, advising, training and investigating issues relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and compliance work. Mr. Sayad also advises U.S. and foreign clients on market entry in jurisdictions all over the world, intellectual property strategies and enforcement, dispute resolution, government relations and in-bound and out-bound investment.
Mr. Sayad has served as legal adviser to the Board of Governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai and currently serves as general counsel and member of the Executive Committee to the U.S. China Investment Council (USCIC) for investment and trade between China and the U.S. Mr. Sayad also worked as the director of the Missouri Trade and Economic Development and Department of Agriculture offices in China. He also has worked with the economic development offices of several other U.S. states, including Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota on China trade and investment issues.
Mr. Sayad has advised members of the Bush, Obama and Trump administrations, members of Congress, educational institutions and other governmental entities on issues of Chinese and Asian policy and law affecting U.S. businesses. He has been a longstanding member of the International Bar Association and maintains a wide network of experienced local resources throughout the world.
He has been a member of the President’s Roundtable, a membership only group of the top 65 CEOs of international Fortune 100 Companies in Asia since 2010. He is the only attorney member of the group and serves as its unofficial counsel.
Mr. Sayad served as a law clerk for four federal judges, three in the Eastern District of Missouri and one in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in the U.S.