Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

William McCahill Jr.

Vice Chairman, JLM Pacific Epoch


William McCahill Jr. is Vice Chairman of JLM Pacific Epoch, an independent research firm focused on China and created to meet institutional investors′ growing demand for China business intelligence. McCahill′s China experience dates to 1975. His 25-year diplomatic career culminated as chargé d′affaires of the American Embassy in Beijing, where he played a key role in concluding the Sino-American Bilateral WTO Agreement. During earlier Foreign Service assignments, he directed political, commercial and economic efforts in Hong Kong and Beijing, just as China′s economic reforms were getting under way. Before helping to found JLM Pacific Epoch, McCahill was the senior international business advisor of the WilmerHale law firm, assisting multinationals with such matters as intellectual property rights protection, medical publishing, securing Chinese cabinet approval for investment in state enterprise and developing China market-entry strategy. McCahill holds an A.B. from Boston College and completed graduate studies at Harvard University before joining the Foreign Service.


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