Leading Life Sciences Regulatory Lawyer Katherine Wang Joins Ropes & Gray in Shanghai

In The News
November 8, 2012

Ropes & Gray announced that Katherine Wang has joined the firm as chief China life sciences advisor in the Shanghai office, where she will focus on serving clients in the life sciences industry and advising on regulatory issues they face in China.

Ms. Wang comes to Ropes & Gray from Sidley Austin, where she was resident in the firm’s Shanghai office. She also previously served as legal affairs director for the Asia Pacific region at AstraZeneca and was a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, where she advised companies in the pharmaceutical and technology industries in China. She has been recognized among the top 25 in-house counsels in the Asia Pacific by Asia Legal Business and has been ranked a leading lawyer in life sciences by Chambers Asia.

“As our clients develop and expand their commercial activities in China, they increasingly need on-the-ground counsel to help them navigate China’s regulatory landscape. Our clients will benefit tremendously from Katherine’s deep knowledge and experience” said Greg Levine, co-chair of Ropes & Gray’s life sciences practice.

Ms. Wang’s arrival establishes Ropes & Gray’s position as the only international law firm with integrated on-the-ground life sciences regulatory, corporate, intellectual property and litigation capabilities in mainland China. Katherine will advise clients on a range of commercial and regulatory issues, including early stage product discovery, product registration, pricing, reimbursement, clinical studies, GMP compliance, promotional practices, product safety matters, FCPA and other anti-corruption matters. She also will advise investors and businesses on regulatory due diligence matters arising in connection with strategic transactions.

Ms. Wang received her LL.M from Harvard Law School and a LL.M from National Taiwan University, Taipei. She holds a LL.B from National Taiwan University, Taipei.

Ropes & Gray advises many of the world’s leading biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device, consumer healthcare, and cosmetics companies. The firm is consistently ranked as having a leading life sciences practice by independent sources including the LMG Life Sciences Guide, Chambers, and U.S. News – Best Lawyers. In 2012, Law360 named Ropes & Gray one of the top firms for life sciences.