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The US-Asia Institute has named Trustee Javade Chaudhri to the leadership team at USAI. He will join Ben Wu in serving as Vice Chairman of the organization. Mr. Chaudhri is a partner at Jones Day and has worldwide experience in helping private and public sector companies transact business and undertake projects in a range of industry sectors and geographies. Mr. Chaudhri advises companies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances. He also assists companies with corporate governance, compliance, and internal investigations. He has handled complex international litigation and arbitrations before ICSID and under various major arbitral rules. Further, he is head of the Firm’s Africa Practice.
Prior to Jones Day, Mr. Chaudhri served as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for Sempra Energy, a Fortune 250 company. He was also General Counsel of Gateway, a $10 billion worldwide computer and technology company, where he also managed government relations, contract administration, and compliance.  He has structured and negotiated infrastructure, technology, and other transactions in numerous countries. He has handled arbitrations under ICSID, ICC, AAA, and UNCITRAL Rules. He also has conducted international investigations relating to anti-bribery laws and other regulatory matters. Mr. Chaudhri serves on a number of nonprofit boards and has been a faculty member at universities and institutions in the United States and around the world.
He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and received his bachelors and a masters degree from Yale University.      WELCOME, Javade!