Emily J. Zhao Of Counsel


A domestic U.S. and international business law attorney, Ms. Zhao advises clients on a range of U.S., Asian, European and global legal issues. Having worked extensively in the U.S. and Shanghai, Ms. Zhao focuses on commercial contracts, corporate issues, international transactions, complex commercial litigation, and internationally related regulatory matters. She advises clients in domestic U.S. and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint-venture related matters, general corporate matters, and implementing compliance programs and establishing standard operating procedures to minimize risk. Industries she serves include manufacturing, biotech, technology, healthcare, farming, infrastructure, real estate, hospitality, and gaming.  She also assists clients in trusts, wills and business succession planning.

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Member, Missouri Bar, 2010


Washington University School of Law

  • J.D., 2010
  • L.L.M., 2007
  • Associate Editor, Washington University Global Law Journal
  • Speaker Chair, Chinese Law Society


Warwick University in England

  • L.L.B., with honors, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Member, Missouri Bar, 2010