An expert in international family law, U.S. family law and Chinese family law, I have counseled clients from nearly 60 countries, and litigated high-impact family law cases in federal and state courts since 2004. I frequently provide objective, analytical expert opinions on complex international law issues to courts and law firms around the world. I am a fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, an exclusive association of practicing lawyers who are recognized internationally by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists.
I have remained engaged academically while practicing law. My scholarship explores how courtroom discourses have constructed particular ideas about family relations, and how these ideas come to frame the social imaginary of what is possible, plausible, and legitimate law of family. I am most interested in the interplay between trial court processes and transnational law.
I earned J.D. and L.L.M. from Columbia University Law School in New York City, where Iwas a John M. Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. I received a Masters of Law from Peking University Law School, and B.A. in Economics from Beijing Normal University in China. I expect to receive my M.A. in history from Central Michigan University in October 2023.
I handle legal matters in all phases, from initial consultation, pre-action discovery, commencement of an action, discovery, motion practice, trial, settlement, to post-trial enforcement.
I provide strategic support and expert opinions in complex international law matters to individuals, attorneys, and law firms around the world.
I study law from the standpoint of litigants and their advocates. My research focuses on the interplay between courtroom discourse and tranational family law.