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Overview

A recognized international business law attorney, Zheng advises clients on a range of U.S., Chinese and global legal and business issues.

Having studied extensively in both countries, Zheng assists U.S. clients doing business in China and Chinese clients doing business in the United States. Clients appreciate the unrivaled service she provides on legal compliance, business issues and dispute resolution:

  • Proactively assessing legal risks of international collaborations
  • Navigating the legal environment of complex deals
  • Structuring sophisticated business deals
  • Ensuring client compliance every step of the way

Zheng focuses on international transactions, commercial contracts, corporate issues, international transportation and related regulatory matters, practicing before federal agencies and courts. She advises clients in implementing compliance programs and establishing standard operating procedures as a means to minimize risk. Moreover, Zheng represents clients in federal agency proceedings and related federal appellate litigations, legislative and rulemaking proceedings, business negotiations and insurance claim negotiations.

Zheng works closely with executive and business teams to provide general legal and policy advice, and support and assist in scaling legal and business processes.


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Education

  • J.D., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • LL.M., Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
  • LL.M., University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
    • International Law
  • B.A., University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China
    • Economics

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • New York
  • People's Republic of China

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Washington DC Chinese Legal Association

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese, fluent
Featured Case Studies

Chinese Manufacturer Receives Favorable Settlement in International Transportation Proposed Penalty with FAA

A Chinese manufacturing company received a penalty notice from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Due to cultural differences, the company did not understand the legal consequences of the action. Zheng explained the legal consequences and negotiated a favorable settlement with the FAA. Further, she worked with the company to ensure they thoroughly understood the applicable U.S. laws to avoid any future penalties.

As a Chinese Media Personality, Zheng Focused on Topics of China-U.S. Relations

Zheng was a recognized online talk show host at Washington Chinese Media from 2013 to 2015. She interviewed top experts, business leaders and policymakers influential to China-U.S. relations and monitored policy changes from a business and legal perspective. Of particular interest, she interviewed Minister Lu Kang about how the Third Plenary Session of the 18th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee meeting impacted foreign companies. She also interviewed the president of the International Fund for China’s Environment on China-U.S. cooperation to improve the environment.


Additional Experience
  • Successfully represented U.S. manufacturer against logistics company in international transportation dispute before Federal Maritime Commission.
  • Successfully defended several U.S. and Chinese freight forwarders against ocean carrier's claims under service contracts in bankruptcy proceeding in federal district court.
Outside the Office

Zheng travels the world to experience different cultures.

She and her husband travel globally, understanding the business environments in different countries, and enjoying the cultures and people they encounter.

Community Leadership

Zheng founded a professional network to help U.S. and Chinese legal professionals better understand each other.

Zheng is one of four founding members of the Washington DC Chinese Legal Association. The organization promotes the rule of law and equal justice in both countries, serves the needs of both communities, and advances education of and access to the law to foster a better informed and engaged community. Zheng serves as president and hosts numerous events, including seminars on timely legal topics.

  • Washington Chinese Media, Host/News Anchor, 2013-2015
  • Washington DC Chinese Legal Association, Director, 2012-present; Vice President and Director of Public Relations, 2012-2014; President, 2014-2016
Chinese language bio

Zheng's bio can also be found translated into Chinese.