Tripp Haston to Speak at Yale US-China Forum

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Bradley is pleased to announce that Tripp Haston, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, will address the Yale US-China Forum at the Yale University School of Management in New Haven, Conn., April 28. He will discuss challenges that technology poses to the legal community in China, and appropriate responses to those challenges.

Mr. Haston will be a co-panelist along with Brian Kuhn, co-founder of IBM Watson Legal; Xiao (Jason) Si, president of Tencent Research Institute of Shenzhen, China; Xiaodong Ding, vice president and associate professor at Renmin University Law School in Beijing, China; Shaokun Zou, president of Hua Yu Legal Mind; and Jake Sullivan, who formerly served as national security advisor to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, director of policy planning at the U.S. Department of State, and deputy chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

The Yale US-China Forum is a student-led conference that seeks to initiate discussions on forward-looking issues in China. “The China Accelerator for World Development” is the theme of this year’s event, which will focus on topics including private equity and venture capital, healthcare, macro economy, and public policy. Yale US-China Forum speakers are regarded as industry pioneers, academic experts and opinion leaders from the United States and China. Additional information about the event is available at

Chair of Bradley’s Life Sciences Industry Team, Mr. Haston represents a broad spectrum of clients on regional, national and international engagements. He regularly represents medical device and pharmaceutical clients in products liability litigation. In addition, he has served numerous clients as national trial and coordinating counsel, as well as a national team member in individual actions and in mass tort and multi-district litigation. His experience has involved matters throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

Mr. Haston also is active in leadership of several legal and civil justice organizations. He is the current Asian Membership Envoy and a past president of the International Association of Defense Counsel and has served as a member of the board of directors of DRI and Lawyers for Civil Justice. In addition, he is the past chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum and a past president of the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association.