Sidley Austin Adds Senior Life Sciences Lawyer in Shanghai Office

Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Katherine Wang has joined the firm as a counsel in the Life Sciences practice. Ms. Wang will be resident in the Shanghai office.

Ms. Wang, joins the firm after serving as the head of AstraZeneca’s legal departments in Asia Pacific and China and will focus her practice on corporate, commercial and regulatory aspects of life sciences matters.

"Katherine has had an extraordinary legal career and has been at the forefront of legal developments in Asia in the life sciences field," said Scott Bass, head of Sidley’s global Life Sciences practice. "We are privileged to welcome such an experienced professional to our team in China."

Ms. Wang commented, "Sidley is respected for its global leadership in all aspects of the life sciences. I have worked with many on the Sidley team, including Yang Chen, head of the China Life Sciences practice, and am excited to participate in the firm’s dynamic practice here in China."

Ms. Wang received an LL.M. from Harvard Law School; an LL.M. from National Taiwan University. Ms. Wang has been selected as one of the top 25 in-house counsels in the Asia Pacific region by Asia Legal Business. Ms. Wang also previously worked for McKinsey & Company advising clients in the pharmaceutical and technology industries across Greater China.