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Suite 2702, Park Place, 1601 Nanjing Road West
200040 Jingan District, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6171 6601fax
Meet The Team


Office Leader

Prior to opening our Shanghai office in 2001, Faegre Drinker's lawyers began building relationships in China during the 1980s and started representing U.S. companies in China during the early 1990s. Our lawyers in China are experienced professionals who speak Chinese and English. More importantly, we know how to bridge the culture gap between Chinese and foreign investors, and provide practical solutions to help clients achieve their objectives. We understand governmental compliance issues and restrictions, and are knowledgeable on the way Chinese and foreign companies do business in the unique legal and government landscape in China.

Our corporate team has extensive experience advising U.S. and global clients on operating within legal and business environments in China as well as on investment, trade and commercial matters throughout the Greater China region. Our employment attorneys are leaders in their field, handling a broad range of contentious and non-contentious issues in this area.

Living and Working in Shanghai

With a population of more than 24 million, Shanghai is the largest and most developed city in China, and over the last two decades has become a global city with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology and transport. It is a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world. Shanghai is a city of stunning contrasts and vibrant energy where one can go from having dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the Bund to walking the tree-lined streets of the former French Concession to taking in a panoramic view of the city from the 118th floor of the tallest skyscraper in China to gazing at a 10th-century monastery all in the space of a few hours.  

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Celebrating 20 Years in China
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Open Positions in Shanghai

Legal Administrative Assistant

Faegre Drinker has an opportunity for a legal administrative assistant to work in our Shanghai office in the corporate practice group. You will be part of a dynamic team dedicated to providing a full range of legal administrative support to your assignments in a timely and efficient manner. This position will work with other talented individuals who share a passion for doing great work in the best interest of our clients.

What you would do in this job:

  • Answer telephone calls in a professional manner
  • Prepare legal documents and correspondence
  • Assemble and file documents electronically
  • Enter time on behalf of assigned timekeepers, process payment requests and coordinate the client billing process
  • Maintain client files and contact information
  • Update the assigned timekeepers’ calendars, schedule meetings, conference calls and travel arrangements
  • Liaise with local firms and agencies
  • Other administrative tasks, as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • University graduate preferred
  • At least 2 years legal administrative experience in law firms or multinational companies preferred
  • Fluency in English and Mandarin (both written and spoken)
  • Responsive and hard-working
  • Strong computer skills, including with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Outstanding communication skills, interpersonal skills and self-management skills

Salary and benefits: competitive with market.

If interested, please send your detailed resume to Shirley Zhou at:

Faegre Drinker ,Suite 2702, Park Place, 1601 Nanjing Road West, 200040 Shanghai


Email: shirley.zhou@faegredrinker.com

Legal Consultant - Labor & Employment 

We are seeking a legal consultant with outstanding credentials to join our China practice team in Shanghai. We have an experienced China practice team dedicated exclusively to China and related cross-border matters. Our China practice partners each have over 10 years of experience handling transactions throughout China which relate to foreign direct investments, M&A, commercial transactions, and labor and employment. 

Job Description and Skills Required:

  • The candidate must have solid knowledge of PRC employment laws and regulations.
  • The daily responsibilities include drafting employment related documents; conducting legal research; directly negotiating with employees under the supervision of senior lawyers; conducting anti-corruption/FCPA compliance and investigations; handling employee terminations and mass layoffs.
  • The candidate must have the capabilities to work individually on routine advisory matters and self-management skills.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, attention to detail.
  • Developing lateral thinking/problem-solving skills.
  • Corporate experience and compliance experience an advantage, but not essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin.


  • LL.B. or LL.M. from a leading Chinese law school.
  • 2-3 years’ post-qualification experience in labor and employment law in an international law firm or a leading PRC law firm.
  • Passed the Chinese Bar Exam.

Salary and benefits: competitive with market.

If interested, please send your detailed resume to Shirley Zhou at:

Faegre Drinker, Suite 2702, Park Place, 1601 Nanjing Road West, 200040 Shanghai


Email: shirley.zhou@faegredrinker.com

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