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Mao Rong

Mao Rong


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  • Yale University Law School, 1988, J.S.D.
  • Yale University Law School, 1984, LL.M.
  • Beijing University School of Law, 1983, LL.B.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • New York
  • China

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

Mao Rong’s practice areas focus on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and corporate transactions involving China, Europe and the United States. In more than twenty years' practice, Mao Rong has advised US and European multinational companies on foreign direct investment in China. Mao Rong has extensive experience in dealing with a broad range of legal issues relating to the day-to-day business operations of multinationals in China, including manufacturing, sales and distribution, marketing, employment, product liability, customer complaints and intellectual property protections as well as regulatory and compliance matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mao Rong worked at Eastman Kodak Company as an in-house corporate counsel for more than 10 years. Mao Rong has advised clients on setting up and implementing corporate governance and compliance programs in China, conducting legal training, and establishing internal control programs as well as managing locally the company’s worldwide merger and acquisition projects and transactions.

Employment History

  • 2009 - Reed Smith
  • 2007 - Eastman Kodak Company, Shanghai/Beijing offices, Vice President & Director of Legal Affairs, Asia Pacific Region
  • 2005 - Eastman Kodak Company, Shanghai/Beijing offices, Director of Legal Affairs, Greater China Region 
  • 2004 - Eastman Kodak Company, Beijing office, Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Affairs, Greater China 
  • 1998 - Soble International Law, pllc, Beijing office, Partner 
  • 1995 - O'Melveny & Myers, New York/Washington, D.C. China Legal Counsel
  • 1993 - Reichler & Soble, Washington, D.C., Associate 
  • 1990 - Goodwin & Soble, Washington, D.C., Associate