Chicago-based intellectual property specialist firm Brinks Gilson & Lione has opened its first office outside the United States in the Chinese technology hub city of Shenzhen.
Shareholder Harold Johnson has relocated from Chicago to be the firm’s chief representative there and manage the office. Johnson, a litigator, is joined by associate Fei Hu, a China native who joined the firm in 2016.
Hu joined the firm from British semiconductor manufacturer Arm Holdings, where he was senior in-house counsel. Before that, he served as an in-house lawyer at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., both of which have been Brinks Gilson’s clients.
Source: The American Lawyer