NEW YORK, November 17, 2008 – The international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced today that James Yong Wang has joined its New York office as a shareholder in the Corporate and Securities practice and the Asia practice group. Wang joins the firm from Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Wang will focus on expanding Greenberg Traurig’s private investment funds practice with a particular focus on China and elsewhere in Asia. He has extensive experience in the structuring of U.S. and international private equity, venture capital, real estate and mezzanine funds and fund-of-funds as well as general corporate matters.
“James is a valuable and unique addition to the firm. There are few lawyers anywhere who are truly bilingual and bicultural while also having his deep knowledge of U.S. and international private investment funds and broad legal experience in the U.S. and Asia. He will no doubt tremendously benefit our clients doing business globally,” said Richard A. Rosenbaum, President of Greenberg Traurig. “James will be based in our New York office and will be working closely with attorneys throughout the firm, particularly in Shanghai and Tokyo, to enhance and support our clients in this actively growing business arena.”
Greenberg Traurig announced last week the restructuring of its Tokyo office so it is better positioned for long-term, independent growth and the addition of Go Hashimoto and his corporate practice. Hashimoto joined from Bingham McCutchen. The firm’s Shanghai office, founded this year, has grown from one to twelve legal professionals.
Greenberg Traurig’s Asia practice group serves the needs of the firm’s U.S., Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Korean and other international clients to conduct transactions both inbound to and outbound from Asia. The firm advises its international client base on all aspects of law and other business dealings in the United States and abroad.
“I am honored to join the Greenberg Traurig team,” said Wang. “I look forward to taking advantage of Greenberg’s global platform and international reach to help grow the practice and to serve the firm’s clients in the U.S., in China and throughout Asia.”
Wang earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in the U.S. and his LL.B. from Peking University Law School in China. He earned his B.A. from Peking University where he was ranked No. 1 in his class. Wang is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and has also passed the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) examination. Wang is admitted to practice in New York, the District of Columbia and Illinois.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1,800 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the United States, Europe and Asia. The firm was selected as the 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners.
Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Palm Beach County, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Shanghai, China; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; White Plains, NY; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London, Brussels and Berlin; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices in Tokyo.
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