John is joined by Yixuan Zhu, an Associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Beijing office with a unique expertise in both Chinese and American law. They discuss Yixuan’s background studying law and passing the bar in both China and the U.S., including her experience conducting high stakes investigations in China for multinational companies involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-bribery laws, her decision to join Quinn Emanuel’s Shanghai office, and her studies at both Harvard and the University of Indiana. They also discuss Yixuan’s experience in Quinn Emanuel’s New York office including representing KKR in a trial over an important real estate transaction and her role in expedited multi-billion dollar litigation in Delaware Chancery Court in the first busted deal case of the Covid era, including her cross-examination of the other side’s expert at trial. Finally, they discuss her experience helping Quinn Emanuel open both its Shanghai and Beijing offices, her status as probably the only Chinese lawyer to have cross-examined a witness in a Delaware Chancery Court trial, and her suggestions to leaders in both countries on how to better understand the other.
Published: Dec 14 2023