Yaping Zhang


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2016; Note Editor, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology online digest; Study Abroad Program, Seoul National University Law School
  • MPhil (Political Thought and Intellectual History), Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, 2011
  • BSc (Microelectronics), Yuanpei College, Peking University, 2010


  • Illinois, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Korean

Yaping Zhang


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Yaping Zhang joined Ropes & Gray’s government enforcement practice group in 2018. Her practice primarily focuses on internal investigations and FCPA-related compliance.

Prior to joining the firm, Yaping was an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of a leading international law firm. Yaping also maintains a significant pro bono practice. She has experience advising clients and litigating cases in the fields of child welfare, domestic violence, and federal prisoners’ rights.


  • Represent a leading medical device manufacturer in an SEC investigation into potential misconduct in Southeast Asia.
  • Regularly advise private equity firms and their portfolio companies on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international risk issues in cross-border transactions. 


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