Biography

Irene He is an attorney in the firm’s Corporate Services practice group focusing primarily on general corporate matters, technology transactions, and cross-border investments. She advises domestic and foreign companies on entity selection and formation, corporate governance, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, trademarks and brand protection, and other legal issues involved throughout the life cycles of businesses.

Her transactional work includes reviewing and drafting various types of commercial contracts on behalf of clients, such as manufacture/supply agreements, service agreements, joint venture agreements and distribution agreements. She also has experience handling technology agreements involving the development, sale and license of software. In addition, Irene represents sellers and buyers in due diligence reviews to identify potential issues with mergers or acquisitions.

Having work experience in China, she is uniquely positioned to advise clients in connection with inbound and outbound investments. Her ability to serve clients from diverse backgrounds is enhanced by her knowledge of different legal systems and capability of adapting to changing environments.

Education

  • Washington University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Washington University School of Law  (LL.M.)
    • U.S. Law
    • China Law Society (Administrative Vice President)
    • Excellence in Advocacy Award, Trial Advocacy Competition
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies  (LL.B.)
    • Law
  • Guangdong University of Foreign Studies  (B.A.)
    • English

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • New York

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Cantonese Chinese

Background

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Irene served as an intern for Armstrong Teasdale. She is a native Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese speaker.