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APRIL 18, 2016 – Judy Deng, a corporate and securities lawyer with extensive experience connecting China and Silicon Valley, has joined the San Francisco office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP as a partner.

Ms. Deng’s practice focuses on international software, mobile internet, life sciences, semi-conductor, and other technology companies with substantial operations in the Silicon Valley. She also has extensive experience representing Chinese institutional financial and strategic investors and buyers involved with such companies.

A native Mandarin speaker, Ms. Deng has worked out of the Shanghai, Beijing, and Silicon Valley offices of major international law firms. She has wide-ranging experience advising clients in the U.S. and Asia on complex, cross-border corporate restructurings, acquisitions, and financings.

"Judy has an outstanding track record as long-term counsel to many emerging companies and investors,” said Sarah Tune, co-chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s business and tax practice. "With tech flourishing and inbound Chinese investment to the U.S. accelerating, Judy’s skill set will be extremely valuable to our Bay Area clients."

Ms. Deng joins a growing corporate team operating out of Davis Wright Tremaine’s San Francisco office and serving the area’s dynamic community of emerging, growth, and venture-backed companies. In recent years, the firm has also added partners Don Buder, Knute Gregg, and Jim Topinka.

Ms. Deng received her LL.B and LL.M degrees from Fudan University in Shanghai and her LL.M. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in New York as well as California.

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