Edward E. Lehman, managing partner of Lehman, Lee & Xu and 1982 graduate of DePauw, is the recipient of the University's 2014 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Management and Entrepreneurship.
"The award is presented each year to one alumni by the DePauw University Alumni Association in conjunction with the McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship," notes Yahoo! Finance. "The McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship is named for Robert C. McDermond the 1931 graduate of DePauw who endowed the Center and its prestigious Management Fellows Program in 1980."
An English (literature) major at DePauw, Ed Lehman "was the first foreign lawyer to work at a mainland Chinese law firm in the history of the People's Republic of China," notes the announcement. "He is the first foreign lawyer to be a founding member of one of China's first private law firms. He holds the 'dubious distinction' of being the longest serving managing director of a mainland Chinese law firm (22+ consecutive years). Additionally, Mr. Lehman is the first foreign lawyer admitted by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Mongolia, and founded the first private law firm in Mongolia's capital Ulaan Batter."
Lehman has also founded and manages an accounting firm and a mainland-based investment firm, LehmanBush.
The piece notes that Lehman "has continued to value to the outstanding liberal arts based education and lifelong friendships developed in his time at DePauw" and notes that one of them, Luis R. Davila '81, received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for management and Entrepreneurship in 2005.