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Michael McGowen

Cabot Corporation
Chief Counsel
Boston, MA, USA

Michael McGowen is responsible for all legal matters for Cabot businesses operating in the Asia Pacific region.


1972-1973   AFS high school exchange student (Thailand)
1974-1980   University of California, Berkeley: B.A., Asian Studies
1978-1979   Chinese University of Hong Kong (Berkeley junior year abroad)
1980-1983   University of California, Hastings College of Law: Juris Doctor

Professional Experience

1983-1986          Attorney, Russin & Vecchi (San Francisco and Taipei, Taiwan)
1987-1992          Attorney, Baker & McKenzie (Hong Kong)
1992-2000          Partner, Perkins Coie (Hong Kong and Seattle)
2000-2003          General Counsel, Teledesic Corporation, Kirkland, Washington
2003-2005          Consultant, Eugene, Oregon
2005-present      Asia Pacific Counsel, Cabot Corporation

Professional Memberships

California Bar Association; Massachusetts Bar Association


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