Daniel Y. M. Song

Of Counsel

Daniel Y. M. Song is a Of Counsel at Lee & Li, Attorneys-at-Law. He graduated from the School of Law of National Cheng Chi University in 1982. After passing the public examination for becoming a judicial official and receiving professional training at the Judicial Official Training Institute, he started to serve as a public prosecutor since 1988. In 1992, he was awarded a scholarship by the ROC Cabinet, with which he earned a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree from Columbia Law School and passed the New York Bar examination in 1994. He was then transferred to the Ministry of Justice to be in charge of international legal affairs. During his service at the Ministry of Justice, he gained extensive experience not only in trade negotiations for Taiwan's accession to the WTO, but also in the areas of intellectual property rights, mutual legal assistance, transnational litigation, and WTO rules. In 1997, he joined Lee and Li, and since then has represented various local and foreign clients in criminal, civil and intellectual property litigation cases and patent-licensing negotiations. He has also written a number of papers on patent litigation and is frequently invited to speak on litigation skills and intellectual-property protection.

    Educational Background

    Columbia Law School (LL.M., 1994);
    National Cheng Chi University (LL.B., 1982)


    Public Law,Fair Trade Law,Aviation Accidents,International Contracts,Commercial Litigation,Criminal Law,Intellectual Property Litigation,Trade Disputes


    Prosecuting Attorney of Taichung Prosecutors' Office
    Staff Member to the Minister of Justice
    Lecturer, Judicial Official Training Institute
    Negotiator (Professional Service Sector), Taiwan’s Accession to the WTO
    Negotiator, the ROC-US Intellectual Property Rights Negotiation
    Negotiator, the ROC-US Wild Life Protection Negotiation for Lifting Trade
    Sanction Imposed by the US Pursuant to the Pelly Amendment.
    Commissioner, Anti-Counterfeiting Task Force, MOEA
    Ranked by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual lawyer in Dispute Resolution
    Identified by AsiaLaw as a leading lawyer in Dispute Resolution


    admitted 1995, New York; 1991, R.O.C.; Patent Agent
    Taipei Bar Association
    Taichung Bar Association
    Hsihlin Bar Association
    New York State Bar
    Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

    Contact Information

    Taipei Office
    Telephone:+886-2-2763-8000 Ext.2569