Andrade Gonzalez LLP is proud to announce that Ivy Gao has joined the firm as an associate. A sharp litigator with strong international expertise, Ms. Gao’s practice will focus on catastrophic injuries and wrongful death, insurance coverage, litigation, and public entity and administrative law.

Ms. Gao received her Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She also obtained a Chinese law degree (LLB) from China University of Political Science and Law, Civil, Commercial and Economic Law School. She began her legal career at Dentons, LLP in Beijing, China, where she successfully represented multinational financial institutions and corporations in matters involving investment banking and finance. After studying the U.S. legal system and receiving her Juris Doctorate, Ivy moved to Los Angeles and became a litigator, focusing on all types of commercial disputes and real estate litigation matters including contract disputes, fraud, investment issues, corporate governance disputes, and the protection of trade secrets.

“Ivy has a hunger and drive for complex litigation and a unique international background, having first practiced with Dentons, LLP in Beijing before deciding to become an American lawyer,” said Sean Andrade, founder and managing partner of the firm. “As a minority owned and operated firm, we pride ourselves on our diversity and creativity, and Ivy fits right in, we are pleased to have her on board.”