“Though I grew up in Toronto, Canada, I found myself in the U.S. by way of an athletic scholarship for tennis,” explains Raymond.

“My passion and involvement with the sport has arguably made the biggest impact in my life, and my education and experience in the states has shaped who I am today.”

Raymond earned his B.A. in Physics and Psychology from Lake Forest College in Chicago and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He also received his J.D at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. “My training in physics, biology, and biomedical engineering enables me to understand complex technologies,” explains Raymond. “I am better able to serve clients in a wide range of industries, especially in the engineering, high-technology, and bio-technology fields.”

“When Ulice Payne learned that I was moving to China to take a job as professor, he asked that I consider joining the firm’s Shanghai office,” Raymond explains. “He needed someone on the ground to help manage U.S. clients during their travel abroad and assist with growing the firm’s presence in China,” says Raymond.

Raymond is a Senior Advisor of Asia Market Services for Addison-Clifton. His responsibilities include providing advice regarding global distribution and procurement compliance services in Asia, and guidance for Asian companies with intellectual property strategies in the U.S. “I’m motivated to provide informed solutions to my clients that enable them to achieve their business goals,” says Raymond.

Aside from his role at Addison-Clifton, Raymond is currently a professor at the Sino-British College in conjunction with the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology and a professor at New York University (NYU) Shanghai.