Shanghai Associate Yi Huang served as one of five judges at the Final Competition of Professional Career Development Plans for Graduate Students, at the East China University of Politics and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai. Other judges on the Nov. 9 panel included a local district judge, the chairman of a local law firm, the HR director of a securities company, and the chairman of the legal committee for brand protections of foreign-invested enterprises.

Huang shared her experience on how to grow as a female lawyer working at a U.S. law firm and what law students can do to prepare themselves for working at a foreign law firm. 

Huang has experience in a wide range of corporate and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investments, commercial transactions and PRC regulatory compliance work. She also provides day-to-day PRC-related corporate law advice to clients. In addition, Huang has experience with employment laws and regulations and frequently advises Chinese subsidiaries of U.S. companies on labor-related issues in China, including review of employment agreements and employee handbooks.