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Xiaoyan advises clients on complex technology and M&A transactions involving IP and data, and counsels clients on privacy and cybersecurity compliance in the US, EU, and China. She has negotiated a large volume of technology agreements, including software, cloud, patent, and data licensing agreements for clients in various industries. Her privacy practice focuses on supporting data-oriented M&A transactions by conducting privacy due-diligence and negotiating reps & warranties on data, and counseling clients on global privacy and cybersecurity compliance issues. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Xiaoyan was with several international law firms in New York City, Hong Kong and Shanghai.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
  • University of Tennessee, M.S., Computer Science, Phi Kappa Phi
  • East China University of Science and Technology, B.E., magna cum laude

  • Kalifornien
  • New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • Cofounder & Director, Chinese Business Lawyers Association
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)

  • Mandarin
  • Englisch


  • LMG Rising Star – Expert Guides (2015-2018)


  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US)
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E)