Kirkland & Ellis Bejing co-founder departs
Kirkland & Ellis' Beijing office, Ya-Chiao Chang, has departed the firm to join Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe as a partner in Beijing. Chang arrived at Kirkland in 2011 from Jones Day, joining its Shanghai office. Two years later, he moved to Beijing to launch the firm's office there.
Chang practices mainly in complex IP matters. He is dual-educated in China and the US and has experience working on US patent litigation. He joins the intellectual property practice at Orrick.
Orrick also recently hired Zhang Ning, a corporate and tech partner from O'Melveny & Myers, making Chang's hire the firm's second in a month.