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Connie C. Dai
Managing Partner

Since being raised in Shanghai, Attorney Dai has lived in Calgary, Toronto and Boston.  Her rare blend of legal and business experience both nationally and internationally has given her unique capability to bridge deeply rooted gaps in ideology, cultural and thought process between native Chinese and Americans.

Phone: 617-682-7101 | Email: Connie@lionslawgroup.com

Experience

  • Attorney Dai advises emerging to well-established companies on corporate, investment, business transactions, trademark, trade secrets and employment matters. Her practice covers company structuring, formation, draft and negotiation of a variety of commercial agreements. She has formed multiple private equity funds with investment in real estate, AI, healthcare, biotechnology, robotics and IOT. She has represented both portfolio companies and investors in angle round and subsequent series of investment transactions.  Attorney Dai offers advice on employment matters, such as, offer letter, employment agreement, wage & hour, classification of employment, severance, non-solicitation and non-competition. She has formed and represented multiple tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. Her clients include biotechnology, CRO, private equity, education consulting, business incubator, real estate developer and broker, recruiting and staffing, export and import, online distributor for electronic products.

  • In addition, Attorney Dai represents clients in the State and Federal courts as well as before private arbitration and mediations.  She has handled cases involving misappropriate of trade secrets, breach of contract, breach of Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA), fraud in investment transactions, disputes arising out of real estate development and acquisition, breach of fiduciary duty, partnership dispute, non-compete, wage & overtime violation, and employment discrimination. She has represented clients in response to investigation from and settlement negotiation with government agencies: Securities and Exchange Commission, the Attorney General’s Office, and the Department of Labor.

  • Prior to joining Lion’s Law, Attorney Dai worked with Cutler & Wilensky, LLP for eight years.  She interned in the Massachusetts Appeals Court for the Honorable Fernande R.V. Duffly, who was subsequently appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

  • Before practicing law, Attorney Dai advised and counseled business and start-ups on marketing and growth strategies, financing options and operation optimization, and has negotiated business engagements on behalf of client companies with revenues ranging from $1M to $15M. Earlier in her career, she oversaw the enforcement of anti-trademark infringement efforts by Coca-Cola China, as well as participated in joint venture negotiations that led to the establishment of several Coca-Cola bottling companies in China.

  • Attorney Dai has been a leader and active participant in civic engagement, community services and professional associations. She is the President and board of directors of Civic Education Alliance, a board of directors of New England Chinese American Alliance, and a board of directors of New England Chinese Information and Networking Association.

Admission

  • Massachusetts

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

  • Western District of New York, U.S. District for District of New York

Education

  • Juris Doctor, Suffolk Law School

  • Master of Business Administration in Finance, University of Calgary

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business English, Shanghai University

Recent Speaking and Facilitation

  • 2021/08/05: Legal Considerations for New Companies in Massachusetts, Z Park Boston Innovation Center,

  • 2021/04/09: Protect Intellectual Property (Trademark, Trade Secrets and Business Reputation), , https://youtu.be/1EyOdejsZqA

  • 2020/11/24: Legal Liabilities and Obligations for Partners, Managers, and Board Members, facilitating for Attorney Tim Cutler,

  • 2020/10/28: What Do I Do If FBI Pulls Me Out of Queue, facilitating for Attorney William Connolly,

  • 2020/06/09 :Demystify Legal and Tax Mystery for Tax Exempt Nonprofits in Massachusetts, with Anchor America Group,https://youtu.be/4tuYPacggIM

Volunteer

  • 2021/07 - Present:Board of Director of New England Chinese Information & Networking Association (NECINA)

  • 2020/07 - 2021/06:President of New England Chinese Information & Networking Association (NECINA)

  • 2020/09 – Present:President & Board of Directors, Civic Education Alliance

  • 2016/02 - Present:Board of Director, Civic Education Alliance

  • 2020/11 - Present:Board of Director & Secretary, New England Chinese American Alliance

Awards and Honors

  • 2021:Rising Star, Women Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine

  • 2014-2021:Rising Star, Corporate and Business Law, Super Lawyers Magazine

Languages

  • English

  • Chinese Mandarin

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