Morgan, Lewis & Bockius has added a U.S. intellectual property litigation partner in Shanghai.
Zhu Shaobin was most recently a partner with Washington, D.C.-based Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, where he specialized in U.S. patent litigation and the U.S. International Trade Commission’s Section 337 investigations involving patents and unfair competition and trade. During his time at Finnegan, he worked on the firm’s representation of HTC Corp., a Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer, on patent and antitrust disputes brought by Apple Inc.
Zhu had been with Finnegan for nine years, splitting his time between Shanghai and Palo Alto. He joined the firm in 2008 straight out of the University of Washington School of Law and was promoted to partner in January of this year . Before becoming a lawyer, Zhu worked as a software engineer in the airline industry.
Morgan Lewis launched in Shanghai last September, hiring a five-partner team that was made up of attorneys who worked in legacy Dentons’ original Shanghai office prior to its merger with China’s Dacheng Law Offices. In February, adding to that mostly corporate transactions and investigations team, the firm hired employment partner Lesli Ligorner from Simmons & Simmons.
Philadelphia-based Morgan Lewis has about 60 lawyers across its Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong offices.