Dacheng Law Offices LLP is located in Los Angeles, CA. The firm provides a range of high-quality case-specific legal solutions to individual and corporate clients in the Greater Los Angeles area. Dancheng is a global conglomerate of attorneys, with over 4000 licensed practitioners worldwide.
Leodis Matthews is a Senior Consultant in the Los Angeles office of the Dacheng Law Offices. He has over 40 years in the legal field and is admitted to Practice before the US Supreme Court, Court of International Trade, United States Claims Court, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 5th, 6th and 9th Circuit Courts of Appeals and the State Bar Associations for Oregon, California and the District of Columbia
Fluent in German, Mr. Leodis C. Matthews is an international lawyer and an experienced litigator and negotiator with a broad business law practice that includes corporate law, representing companies and business entities from China as well as from other Asian countries. His background in administrative and commercial law gives him many advantages as he deals with the legal ramifications of international transactions and real property development both here and abroad. His familiarity and expertise with the laws governing foreign direct investments and regulatory statutes makes him a valuable asset to Dacheng and to his many clients.
Mr. Matthews has worked in several prominent law firms and offices including the Commercial Litigation Section of the US Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor, Senior Attorney in the Civil Division working on both Commercial Litigation and International Trade Disputes for the US Government. He was a Special Attorney with the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Criminal Division, served as an Assistant US Attorney and was Senior Counsel on the Congressional Select Committee that investigated the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
After a career as a government and congressional attorney, he practiced law in Frankfurt, Germany for 15 years and was the founding partner of the law firm of Matthews & Kelso. While in Germany, he represented numerous international companies in areas of construction, commercial and securities law. He was the President of the American Bar Association for US Attorneys in Germany and was admitted for the practice of law in Germany as a Foreign Legal Advisor. Leodis C. Matthews testified regularly in the German Court as an American Law Legal Expert in areas of Comparative law and was co-counsel in several cases before the Federal District Court in Frankfurt, Germany. He operated his own firm for seven years, a period during which he won such high-profile cases as a multi-million dollar “going private” action, Lee joined Zhong Lun as a Partner in 2015.
Mr. Matthews has been dedicated throughout his career to furthering civil rights. It was as a result of Lee’s actions that President George H.W. Bush sent the Head of the United Civil Rights Commission to Europe to investigate complaints of discrimination and wrongdoing by military superiors. He helped set up branches of the NAACP on military bases throughout Europe. Since 2007 Lee has served as Honorary Consul of Liechtenstein to the Western and Southwestern United States. In this role he facilitates friendship and trade partnerships with the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Leodis C. Matthews earned his BS from Lewis & Clark College (1971) and his JD from Lewis & Clark Law School (1973). He is a member of Lewis & Clark Law School’s Board of Visitors. It is by means of Lee’s generous gift that the law school holds its Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series, which sees each January a distinguished speaker on civil rights visit campus.
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