Morrison Foerster has added Rongjing Zhao as a partner in the firm’s private equity and M&A groups, based out of its China offices. Zhao brings more than 15 years of experience advising private equity firms, institutional investors and major corporations on complex cross-border transactions, including control deals and leveraged buyouts, M&A, growth capital investments, spin-offs and distressed M&A transactions. She primarily represents private equity funds on investments and acquisitions in China and the rest of Asia. Zhao also advises clients on take privates of US-listed companies and other US public and private company M&A transactions. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at a leading international law firm, where she worked in its Hong Kong and Shanghai offices for several years. Prior to that, she worked in the Shanghai and Los Angeles offices of another prominent global firm. Zhao earned her LLB cum laude from Fudan University and her LLM from New York University School of Law, where she was also editor of the Journal of Law and Business. She is admitted to practice in New York and in China (non-practicing).