DLA Piper offices in Washington, D.C. December 1, 2016. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM

DLA Piper has added a corporate partner in Beijing.

James Chang was most recently an associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in the Chinese capital. Chang advises on cross-border transactions related to China. Last year, he worked on Skadden’s representation of Chinese buyout firm XIO Group on a $1.1 billion acquisition of American marketing information firm J.D. Power and Associates from McGraw-Hill Education. He also acted on a $4.4 billion privatization of previously Hong Kong-listed Wanda Commercial Properties.

Chang has practiced since 2008 after earning a law degree from Harvard Law School.

DLA Piper has made several hires in its China practice over the past year or so. Practice co-head and Shanghai partner Li Qiang—alongside Roy Chan, also in Shanghai—joined the firm in June 2016 from O’Melveny & Myers where he managed the Shanghai office. Earlier this year, another former O’Melveny partner, antitrust and government enforcement specialist Nathan Bush, also moved over to DLA Piper. Also in Shanghai, the firm recently added former Hogan Lovells intellectual property partner William Fisher.

In February, Chicago-based Seyfarth Shaw announced that it had hired DLA Piper Asia head of employment Julia Gorham to help open a Hong Kong office.