Nixon Peabody’s has hired a Boston partner to focus on cross-border deals between the U.S. and China.
 
Linda Ji, who will join the firm’s global business and transactions team, previously worked at Foley & Lardner as senior counsel and vice chair of the China practice from 2005, also in Boston. Her focus most recently has been advising U.S. companies looking to do business in China and Chinese companies seeking entry into the U.S., including financing, mergers and acquisitions and other transactions.
 

She has also previously worked for St. Louis-based Bryan Cave and now-defunct Boston firm Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault. Born and raised in China, Ji worked in that country’s Ministry of Commerce before moving to the United States in 1997.

 
David Cheng, the Hong Kong-based chair of Nixon Peabody’s China practice, said in a statement that Ji’s appointment in Boston will allow the firm to offer round-the-clock service, complementing the firm’s offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Nixon Peabody also has alliances with Beijing’s Hylands Law Firm and Hong Kong’s  CWL Partners.
 
Nixon Peabody has 16 lawyers, including eight partners, working in its China practice.
 
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