International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that Pang Zhang-Whitaker has joined the Firm’s Corporate Group as Of Counsel in New York.

Ms. Zhang-Whitaker has extensive domestic and international legal experience. She represents Fortune 500 companies, middle market enterprises and private equity firms in cross-border and domestic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities and general commercial transactions. She regularly counsels domestic and international clients on a wide variety of legal matters, such as corporate finance, licensing, corporate governance and global compliance. She handles a variety of inbound and outbound matters involving China, where she assists U.S.-based clients in legal matters related to their operations and dispute resolution in China, and supports Chinese companies in a wide variety of investment activities in the United States. She advised the Chinese National People’s Congress in connection with the revision of Chinese Contract Law and advised the Chinese Ministry of Commerce on current developments in M&A in western countries. In addition to her corporate transactional work, Ms. Zhang-Whitaker has also assisted global insurance companies and other institutions in overseeing and managing their litigation and dispute resolution matters in domestic and international jurisdictions.

Ms. Zhang-Whitaker joins Dorsey from the Cozen O’Connor law firm, where she was a partner. Before joining Cozen O’Connor in 2011, she was associated with Kaye Scholer LLP. In addition to her experience with AmLaw 100 law firms, Ms. Zhang-Whitaker has significant in-house experience with global organizations in the pharmaceuticals and insurance industries.

Ms. Zhang-Whitaker has an LLM degree in Corporate Law from New York University School of Law and a Bachelor of Law degree from Beijing University Law School. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

“We are very pleased that Pang has joined Dorsey,” noted Ken Cutler, Managing Partner of Dorsey & Whitney. “Inbound and outbound work involving China has been a real area of growth for the Firm, and Pang brings us great experience and expertise to help further strengthen our multi-office teams serving Chinese clients in U.S. and international matters and U.S. and international clients doing business in China. We continue to add talent strategically across the Dorsey platform to better serve our clients around the world.”

“I am delighted to be joining Dorsey and its great Firm-wide team of corporate and M&A lawyers,” noted Ms. Zhang-Whitaker. “I look forward to serving Dorsey’s exceptional client base.”