About Us

The law firm has worked on numerous complex international legal projects since its inception involving, among other things:

● Successfully halted illegal online selling from Chinese suppliers in violation of our U.S. client company’s Chinese SIPO patent rights secured by our firm through cease and desist demands absent litigation across Alibaba.com, Madeinchina.com, DHgate.com and other online platforms;
● Successfully represented Mexico City-based company in mediation and confidential settlement against California-based subsidiary of Chinese multi-national corporation for breach of bailment contract;
● Provided due diligence regarding formation of complex non-profit fundraising joint venture between £500 million British Pound London-based non-profit and Chinese-based co-venturer under the new 2016 Chinese Charity Act;
● Successfully litigated through California courts and mediated confidential settlement for Taiwanese grain distributor in China against U.S. subsidiary of Chinese grain purchaser for fraudulent breach of contract;
● International business disputes and litigation both in court and through ADR;
● International IP filings and enforcement efforts, including resolution of complex foreign patent issues working in conjunction with multi-jurisdictional teams of IP counsel;
● Drafting of complex legal documents that are enforceable across international jurisdictional lines including general international commercial, distribution, OEM, international dispute resolution, vendor/vendee, licensing, non-disclosure, non-competition, non-circumvention and royalty agreements;
● Assistance in the formation of international joint ventures and wholly owned foreign enterprises in foreign jurisdictions;
● Assistance to businesses and clients across jurisdictional lines in the resolution of vendor/vendee contractual relations and disputes; and
● Assistance in international fraud investigations and litigation involving multi-jurisdictional courts and law enforcement agencies.

Dodge Zhong Partners, (hereinafter, DZP) was formed by Mr. David A. Dodge, Esq. and his legal research assistant, Ms. Linda Zhong, Esq. and has grown to bring in talented professionals across a broad spectrum of practice areas crucial to its purpose.

Mr. Dodge began exploring the relationship between the U.S. and China shortly after China joined the WTO back in 2001. China’s joining the WTO increased business opportunities between two economically diverse nations, the U.S. and China and between many other key global economic players. Competent legal services for complex international business transactions between the two countries grew substantially at that time and that need continues to grow. DZP was formed specifically to meet such demand. DZP is headquartered in Orange County, CA with offices in Shenzhen, China.

Our Team


Mr. Dodge graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor….


David A. Dodge, Esq.


Mr. Hong Choo, Esq. works as a practicing Chinese Attorney and International Legal Consultant….


Hong Choo, Esq.


Mr. Bowen Zhang, Esq. works as a practicing Chinese Attorney and International Legal Consultant….


Bowen Zhang, Esq.


Ms. Shen Li graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.C.) Major in Human Resource Management ….


Ms Shen Li

Our Blog

November 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

JV or WFOE Company Presence in China? It Depends on the Quality of Relationships

We have been recently advising a European client who has been in complex negotiations with a deep-pocketed Chinese company on forming their Joint Venture (JV) company in Shenzhen, China. Earlier…

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November 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Due Diligence in China — Is Your “Supplier” a Middle-Man?

We are regularly contacted by clients to conduct due diligence on their Chinese suppliers in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan in the Guangdong Province. After a few years of doing business…

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August 28, 2017 in service

The International Enforceability of Trade Secret Protections, Non-Compete Agreements and Stock Ownership Restrictions in the Context of Global High-Tech Professionals, Researchers, Intellectual Capital Workers and Executives – a California Example

INTRODUCTION A client recently retained our firm who is a highly qualified specialist and current executive in the pharmaceutical industry originally from China but over the past decade engaged in…

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