Tianjing "Tiana" Zhang is partner in the Shanghai office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, where she advises clients on government investigations and dispute resolution.
Tiana has advised numerous multi-national companies with regard to legal and compliance issues arising from their business in China and around Asia, including issues relating to anti-corruption laws (including FCPA), antitrust laws, securities laws, accounting and book-keeping standards, business ethics requirements and other internal control rules. These issues have included conducting internal investigations, responding to Chinese regulatory authorities’ inquiries and inspections, reporting to U.S. government regulatory authorities, dealing with independent monitors and devising and implementing compliance programs.
Tiana also has extensive experience representing clients in a wide array of complex civil and commercial U.S. litigation and cross-border disputes. She has represented corporate and individual clients in U.S. litigation and assisted multi-national companies to work with local counsel in Chinese legal proceedings. Tiana also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediations and arbitrations.
Tiana is a native Mandarin speaker, received legal education in both China and the United States, lived and worked in both countries for many years, and is qualified to practice law in California and China (though the latter is inactive due to her employment with an international firm). She has experience assisting multinational clients in understanding unique legal issues relating to their business operations in China and assisting Chinese clients in understanding the U.S. legal system and laws. Tiana has recently been featured in the "Women in Investigations 2015" series on Global Investigations Review.