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Yabo Lin, Chinese lawyer. Bar: China 1992, Missouri 1997. Named one of Best Lawyers Under 40, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, 2004.


Lin, Yabo was born on March 7, 1968 in Hainan, China.


Bachelor, Fudan University, China, 1989. Master of Laws in International Law, Zhongshan University, China, 1993. Master of Laws in Transnational Business Practice, University Pacific, 1994.

Juris Doctor, Washington University, St. Louis, 1997.


Partner Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP, Kansas City, Missouri. Partner, corporation, securities practice group Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP.


  • Bar: China 1992, Missouri 1997.


  • Other Work

    • Articles editor Washington University Journal Law & Policy, editorial board NAPABA Lawyer. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman Edgar Snow Chinese Visiting Scholars Committee. Director Edgar Snow Memorial Fund, International Trade Club, Kansas City. Chair, advisory board on China Legal Programs Washington University School Law.

Member of American Bar Association, Asian American Bar Association Kansas City (founding president), Missouri Asian Bar Association (vice president), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (founding chair, Committee on Asian Pacific Practice).