Polsinelli expands Financial Services Division with attorney Liu in capital markets, commercial lending

April 03, 2018 - Front Section

New York, NY Polsinelli welcomes bilingual attorney Liz Liu to its local office, adding depth to the firm’s financial services and capital markets presence. 

Fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese, Liu has represented domestic and international clients in a variety of banking, corporate, securities and regulatory matters. She regularly advises on cross-border transactions, in particular Chinese investments into the U.S., as well as general corporate matters, mergers and acquisitions, banking and securities regulations, broker-dealer and investment adviser registration.

A native of China, Liu received her bachelor of laws degree from Tsinghua University School of Law in Beijing and also spent a semester studying at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) in France as part of an exchange program. She received her master of laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Liu worked at two major international banks in New York, including the largest Chinese investment bank, CITIC Securities, and also as a legal intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. 

“Young as she is, Liz has already assembled the highest quality resume – from her stellar legal U.S. and Chinese legal education to her sophisticated work for international financial institutions,” said Dan Flanigan, Office Managing Partner of Polsinelli’s New York office. “We will be putting her right to work on Chinese and other cross-border transactions as well as domestic financial, capital markets, and corporate matters. The fact that she is a Mandarin speaker is a huge extra bonus. It is critical in dealing with Chinese investors where you always have to worry about things getting ‘lost in translation’ even when we are purportedly speaking English to each other.” 

Liu is a member of the New York City Bar Association, where she is part of both the Project Finance Committee and the Asian Affairs Committee. She is also a member of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

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