International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Catherine X. Pan has joined the Corporate Group in the Firm’s New York office as a Partner. Ms. Pan has a business transactional practice that focuses on corporate and securities law, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity financing, and commercial transactions. She routinely serves as outside general counsel to clients.

Ms. Pan’s experience crosses numerous industries, including mining, real estate and hospitality, retail, investment banking, financial services, manufacturing, software, Internet, digital media, biotech, medical device, and energy and clean tech. She has extensive experience in helping Chinese companies do business overseas and helping US and European companies do business in China.

Commenting on the announcement, Steven Khadavi, Partner and Head of the Dorsey New York office said, “We are very pleased that Catherine has joined Dorsey’s New York office. Her multi-national experience will be of significant benefit to both current and new clients and her proven ability to work with key government agencies in the U.S. and China adds to the Firm’s capabilities here and in China.”

Ms. Pan commented, “I am impressed by Dorsey’s capabilities and talent both here in New York and across the globe. The Firm has a long history and a real strength in serving Chinese clients doing business overseas and US clients doing business in China. I am excited to work with this talented team.”
Ms. Pan holds law degrees from Harvard Law School (where she was a Landon Gammon Scholar and F. Y. Chan Scholar) and Fudan University in China. She was previously with Goodwin Procter in New York.