CENTURY CITY, CA—Sidley Austin LLP is pleased to welcome James Lu as a partner in the Corporate Practice in Century City. He was a partner at Cooley LLP, as well as co-founder of its Shanghai office and the head of its corporate practice. Mr Lu’s addition comes on the heels of his former Cooley colleague, Daniel Elefant, joining the firm from Softbank Investment Advisers in San Francisco.
Mr. Lu focuses on representing leading companies and their venture capital and private equity investors, especially in the life sciences and technology sectors. He also has extensive experience advising clients on private and public securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and other strategic transactions, especially cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Lu held marketing and business development positions in the life sciences industry. He specialized in commercialization and had more than a decade of experience working with scientists and technology transfer professionals to transform ideas into successful products.