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LAW OFFICE OF DON PADOU
(202) 664-4395
Email: Padou@PadouLaw.com

Attorney. My practice areas include: Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Constitutional Law, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Contracts and Commercial Law, Entrepreneurial Legal Services.


UNITED STATES CHINA ECONOMIC AND SECURITY REVIEW COMMISSION
444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602
Washington, DC

Senior Fellow for International Finance. I used my years of investment banking experience to help brief Congress on the fast changing Chinese capital market and the effect the Chinese capital market has on U.S. capital markets. Conducted and supervised economic research into, for example, how activity in Chinese capital markets affected U.S. mortgage rates. Cooperated with Treasury Department officials to collect and analyze data. Helped select, vet and brief witnesses for hearings. Drafted sections of the Commission's annual report.


PACIFIC GROWTH EQUITIES
One Bush Street, Suite 1700
San Francisco, CA

Partner, Head of Sales Trading. I supervised the day-today operations of the firm's sales trading desk. Arranged PIPE financings for small high tech and health sciences companies. Conducted Rule 144 transactions. Oversaw all international trading.


BEAR, STEARNS & CO.
One Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA

Senior Vice President. I handled the trading for large institutional accounts. Set-up a team of currency and bond traders that created new financial instruments designed to help ameliorate the negative effects of the Asian Financial Crisis for companies with exposure to the Brazilian real.


VOLPE, BROWN & WHALEN
One Maritime Plaza Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA

Principal, Sales Trader. I became the number one sales trader at this small investment bank. Set up the firm's Rule 144 and Venture Capital arm.


WIG SECURITIES
San Francisco, CA

Arbitrage Trader. I was the trader for the firmís Arbitrage fund.


FESHBACH BROTHERS
425 Sherman Avenue
Palo Alto, CA

Trader. I was the junior of three traders at this hedge fund specializing in short selling. Helped conduct research into possibly fraudulent companies. Managed the firm's stock loan activity including negotiating all agreements.


PACIFIC COAST STOCK EXCHANGE
310 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA

Independent Market Maker. I started as a runner on the options floor and rose to open my own market making firm. As a market maker I concentrated on high tech companies such as Cray Research.