Seasoned Cross-border Transactions Lawyer Joins McDermott in Boston


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.

Ms. Ji advises clients on a wide range of domestic and international corporate matters with a particular focus in 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 and US 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, acquisitions, 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.

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.”

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 US 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.

About McDermott Will & Emery’s Corporate & Transactional Practice
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.

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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.

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