Tuesday, August 01, 2017


Seasoned Cross-border Transactions Lawyer Joins McDermott in Boston

Linda Ji Brings Valuable China and US Experience to the Intersection of the Firm’s Life Sciences, Health Care, and Technology Industries

BOSTON (August 1, 2017) - McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Linda Ji has joined the Firm’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group as a partner in the Boston office.
波士顿(201781日)- McDermott Will & Emery宣布季学清律师今日加盟本事务所,是本所公司与交易业务部在波士顿办公室的合伙人

Ms. Ji advises clients on a wide range of domestic and international corporate matters with a particular focus on cross-border transactional work between China and the United States. Her clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies in the life sciences, health care, technology, manufacturing and private equity industries.

Ms. Ji has represented Chinese companies in a variety of business transactions in the US ranging from establishing presence and operations, to equity investments, debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, technology licensing, strategic collaborations and operational matters.  Ms. Ji also counsels US and European companies on doing business in China, advising on such matters as corporate structuring, compliance, and profits repatriation.  Ms. Ji is bilingual in English and Mandarin and will serve as an important bridge to the Firm’s Shanghai office, where McDermott offers leading transactional and compliance capabilities.

“We are delighted to welcome Linda to the Firm,” said Harris C. Siskind, global head of McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group. “Linda’s deep knowledge of the legal and business differences that exist between China and the United States will significantly enhance our cross-border capabilities for Chinese clients doing business in the US as well as domestic companies seeking to grow in China. Chinese companies continue to invest in the US and Linda’s unique background and legal acumen will help our clients capitalize on these opportunities.
McDermott公司和交易业务部全球总负责人Harris C. Siskind非常欢迎季学清律师的加入,他说:季律师对于中美之间法律和商业活动差异的深刻了解有助于极大地提高我们跨境业务的能力,这包括更好地协助中国客户在美开展业务也包括协助美国公司在中国寻求拓展。中国公司持续在美投资,季律师独一无二的背景以及敏锐的法律头脑将帮助我们的客户把握和利用机遇

Ms. Ji’s practice is at the intersection of several of McDermott’s core strengths. Her clients include many in life sciences, health care, and technology industries where McDermott has achieved global prominence.  

“Linda adds a very significant element to our cross-border deal practice that is a focus of the Boston office,” said Byron Kalogerou, partner-in-charge of the Boston Corporate and Transactions Group.  “McDermott’s leading life sciences and health care capabilities will provide Linda and her clients with a powerful platform to advance their interests. Linda will also serve as a valuable conduit for our multinational clients doing business in China who would benefit from our world-class compliance capabilities in Shanghai.”
McDermott 波士顿办公室公司与交易业务组的负责合伙人Byron Kalogerou说:季律师为我们跨境交易业务领域注入了十分重要的新活力,而跨境业务正是波士顿办公室的重点业务。McDermott在生命科学以及医疗卫生领域的卓越能力将为季律师以及她的客户提供一个强大的平台,帮助客户取得更大的发展。季律师还将成为McDermott的跨国公司客户在华业务的一个重要纽带,这些跨国公司将从我们上海办公室杰出的合规能力中获益良多

Ms. Ji received her LLB from the University of International Business and Economics School of Law (Beijing, China) where she received the Outstanding Graduate Award. She also received her JD, magna cum laude, and LLM. magna cum laude, from Saint Louis University School of Law.

Ms. Ji’s arrival adds to the growing talent pool within McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice Group.  Over the past year the Firm’s US offices have welcomed partner Al Sokol in Boston and partners Roy Larson, Ivan Presant, Jeffrey Meyers, Armando Ramirez, Josh Samis, Ian Schwartz, Gregory Metz, David Lipkin, Rob Goldstein, Frank Steinherr, Daniel Martin, Jeremy Dickens in other U.S. offices.  In addition to its growth in the US, the Group has recently strengthened the depth of its bench around the world with the addition of Peter Crichton, Alan Gar, Elizabeth Moseley, Alicia Videon, Michael Holter, and Piero Carbone in London; Dr. Michael Cziesla and Dr. Oliver Hahnelt in Frankfurt; Alexa Ningelgen and Eva Schöneich in Düsseldorf; and most recently a team in Milan consisting of partners Giancarlo Castorino, Ettore Scandale, and Emidio Cacciapuoti.
季女士的加盟进一步壮大了McDermott的人才济济的公司和交易业务组。在过去的一年里,McDermott美国波士顿办公室新加盟了合伙人Al Sokol、美国的其他办公室加盟了Roy LarsonIvan PresantJeffrey MeyersArmando RamirezJosh SamisIan SchwartzGregory MetzDavid LipkinRob GoldsteinFrank SteinherrDaniel MartinJeremy Dickens。除了关注美国办公室的发展外,公司和交易业务部近期也增强了全球其他地区的业务能力,如伦敦办公室Peter CrichtonAlan GarElizabeth MoseleyAlicia VideonMichael HolterPiero Carbone的加盟;法兰克福办公室Dr. Michael CzieslaDr. Oliver Hahnelt的加盟;杜塞尔多夫办公室Alexa NingelgenEva Schöneich的加盟,以及最近米兰办公室加盟了合伙人Giancarlo Castorino, Ettore Scandale Emidio Cacciapuoti

About McDermott Will & Emery’s Corporate & Transactional Practice
关于McDermott Will & Emery公司和交易业务
McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, as well as the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook. The Corporate & Transactional Practice Group was named “Team of the Year” for Middle Market M&A/Buyouts by The Legal 500 and is highly ranked by Chambers in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.

About McDermott Will & Emery
关于McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.

McDermott Will & Emery是一家顶尖的国际律师事务所,具有多元化的业务领域。McDermott目前有1000多名律师,在波士顿、布鲁塞尔、芝加哥、达拉斯、杜塞尔多夫、法兰克福、休斯敦、伦敦、洛杉矶、迈阿密、米兰、慕尼黑、纽约、橘郡、巴黎、罗马、汉城、硅谷及华盛顿设有分所。我们与上海元达律师事务所建立了战略联盟,进一步扩大了我们在亚洲的服务范围

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