Dado obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines in 1997 where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Political Science. He was admitted to the Integrated Bar of the Philipines in 1998 and soon after joined SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan. Before joining LGTON LAW, he was a name partner in Batuhan Blando Concepcion & Trillana.
Dado has a proven track record in counselling corporate clients in the mining, cement, energy, construction and local and international banking industries. He has assisted them in corporate concerns, litigation, project financing and intellectual property matters.
Dado is also a Corporate Secretary in various private corporations and is an accredited commercial arbitrator with the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center. Along with two other partners, Norman T. Golez and Jayjay C. Onrubia-Puno, he sits on the Board of Trustees of BrightHalls, a foundation for abandoned children.