Jackie Liu is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Corporate Department of over 400 attorneys. Ms. Liu engages in a general corporate and transactional practice, with special emphasis on corporate counseling of public companies, mergers and acquisitions, and the China practice. In 2018, Ms. Liu received the Client Choice Award from International Law Office/Lexology for excellent client care and quality of service in the practice of corporate law.
Ms. Liu regularly advises public companies on corporate governance matters, including disagreements between board and management, succession planning, investor relations, director and officer fiduciary duties, and board “best practices,” and counsels boards and special committees in connection with conflicts of interest, proxy contests, and other corporate control efforts. Ms. Liu is outside general counsel to a number of public companies with whom she has worked with for nearly 20 years and provides big picture, critical, value-adding strategic advice. She also counsels public companies on disclosure matters and associated liability considerations, including those relating to the federal securities laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, and NYSE and NASDAQ rules and regulations. Her knowledge of SEC-reporting requirements is a valuable addition to counseling on public-company M&A transactions. Ms. Liu has lectured at seminars and conferences and written articles on various ’33 Act and ’34 Act law matters, and is a faculty member of the Practising Law Institute.
Ms. Liu graduated, cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1998, where she served as the co-editor of the Harvard Law Record. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Ms. Liu received B.A. degrees in English and Political Science, summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.