Cooley boosts Shanghai office with in-house hires
Cooley has boosted its Shanghai offering with the hire of two in-house lawyers: Christina Zhang joins the firm as a partner and Benjamin Qiu joins as a senior associate.
Zhang leaves behind a role as vice-president and Asia-Pacific general counsel of Johnson Controls, where she has worked since 2008. She has a 19-year legal career, including 10 years of in-house counsel experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to these in-house roles she practiced at the New York office of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. Qiu joins the firm from Chinese investment fund and startup incubator Innovation Works, where he worked as a senior counsel and fund director.
“We are committed to establishing and expanding our practice in China with the hiring of talented local attorneys,” said Brad Peck, who heads Cooley’s Shanghai office. “With their extensive experience and deep local insights, Christina and Ben will add great value to our clients here.”
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