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MWE China Law Offices, international law firm McDermott Will & Emery’s strategic alliance partner firm in China, announced in March four new IP partners through promotion and lateral hires.

Issued: April 01 2009
Lateral hire Helen HX Zhang’s practice focuses on intellectual property, insolvency, M&A, real estate and renewable energy. She has practiced law for more than 13 years with leading international and China based law firms and has extensive experience in advising multinationals on transactions involving complex Chinese laws and practices in sectors including manufacturing, infrastructure, real estate, high technology and energy. She is a member of the New York Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association and All China Lawyers Association and was the first Mainland Chinese woman lawyer to be elected as vice-chair of the Women Business Lawyers Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association.

Joseph ZY Zhou, also a lateral hire, focuses his practice on patent prosecution and litigation, where he has represented clients in the areas of semiconductors, wireless communications, software, imaging, medical devices and other fields. Zhou, who has drafted and prosecuted over a hundred patent applications, has practiced with leading international firms and has served as a faculty member at Indiana State University and working as a principal staff engineer and patent agent at a leading US technology firm. He holds a PhD in physics from Purdue University and a JD from Arizona State University.

Ken J Huang, who was recently promoted to partner at MWE, focuses his practice on trial and dispute resolution, including alternative dispute resolution, international dispute resolution, intellectual property and commercial litigation and arbitration. He also counsels multinational and local Chinese companies on settlement negotiations and avoidance of potential claims. Huang has successfully secured several landmark legal verdicts in China.

Also recently promoted, Leon CG Liu focuses his practice on dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining MWE China Law Offices and earning his second law degree in the United Kingdom, Liu was a prosecutor in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province. He has extensive experience working closely with foreign investment companies, multinational companies and overseas lawyers in litigation and international arbitration, particularly related to intellectual property rights. He advises clients on complex corporate governance and compliance issues, internal and external crisis management, regulatory government affairs, white-collar criminal defence, FCPA issues, and antitrust compliance.


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