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William K. Pao is a seasoned commercial litigator whose diverse practice focuses on three main areas: securities litigation, financial services litigation, and complex commercial litigation involving Chinese companies. Will’s clients include companies across a wide spectrum of industries, including banking, technology, automotive, agriculture, education, fashion, and apparel. As a secondee to one of the nation’s largest banks, Will managed a large portfolio of high-exposure, high-stakes consumer banking litigation. He also possesses domain expertise in securities litigation and regularly writes and speaks on securities issues. In addition, Will has substantial experience advising and representing Chinese companies and US companies that operate in China. He speaks Mandarin, and has spent considerable time in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.

In his free time, Will runs marathons and half-marathons and spends time with his wife, Ellie, and their dog, Pookie. 


O'Melveny & Myers LLP
400 South Hope Street, 18th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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Areas of Practice

Banking & Financial Services


Financial Services

Leadership Positions

Vice Chair, Executive Committee, International Law Section of the State Bar of California; Member, Board of Governors, Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association; and Member, Associate Leadership Board, Public Counsel.

Law School

UC Berkeley School of Law

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