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  Locke becomes partner with law firm Davis Wright Tremaine
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Last EditedRalphie  Feb 16, 2005 08:46am
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News DateWednesday, February 16, 2005 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionFormer Gov. Gary Locke became a partner with the Seattle law firm Davis Wright Tremaine yesterday.

He will specialize in China and government relations.

"I'm really excited," Locke said. "They are one of the oldest and most respected law firms in Washington and the first U.S. law firm to open an office in Shanghai."

During his two terms as governor, Locke traveled to China four times to promote trade.

That experience -- and the celebrity Locke earned in China when he became the nation's first Chinese American governor -- is the main reason Davis Wright Tremaine recruited him, said Norman Page, the firm's executive committee chairman and co-chairman of the China practice group.

"Although he was born in the United States, the Chinese think of him as their native son who's done good," Page said. "Each time he's traveled in China, it's been big news there."

Page said the firm does not expect any favors for the people or agencies Locke has worked with in the past. However, if a client needed advice about policy, he said, Locke's experience would be a tremendous asset.
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