Gary Zhao, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, was appointed an Ambassador for American Bar Association’s Business Law Section. Each year, only five to six ambassadors are selected out of ABA applicants from across the country. Selection as a Business Law Ambassador is intended to be an honor which carries a prestige and distinction reflecting the substantive contributions of a business lawyer who has been active in a national bar organization for lawyers of color. As an Ambassador, Gary will represent the Business Law Section at various minority bar functions and activities. In this role he will also focus on recruiting minority attorneys to join the Business Law Section and identify substantive areas of common interest in which members and committees of their respective national bar minority organizations can coordinate with, and participate in, the work of the Section.
Gary is also a member of the ABA’s Cyberspace law committee as well as the subcommittee on Privacy and Data Security. He has been invited by the chairs of the Privacy subcommittee to lead a discussion on "reasonable security standards" at the ABA convention in San Francisco this August.