Joanna Mao joined the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in September 2015 serving as its Deputy Managing Director. Prior to that, Joanna was employed with Lenovo, Intel, A.P. Muller. Maersk, Microsoft and Ogilvy & Mather. She has 17 years of marketing, communication and partner management experience in the information technology sector, and while serving as spokeswoman, oversaw government affairs in North Asia. Joanna was once in investment banking, providing counseling for Chinese companies seeking overseas listings while serving for ING Baring.
Mr. Cai's practice areas focus on cybersecurity and data protection, intellectual property-related legal affairs and compliance, legal affairs in the fields of the Internet, telecommunications, media and high technologies, medical and big health, finance and other industries.
Mr. Cai Peng has long assisted well-known Internet companies and large conglomerates in compliance including their products and business models, advertising and marketing, and regulatory responses. Based on his in-depth involvement in relevant legislation and enforcement practices, he specializes in cybersecurity and data compliance related legal matters, especially in corporate data security risk control, whole life process data compliance arrangements, privacy risk identification and control, data cross-border compliance, data risk incident prevention and response based on the Internet, big data and artificial intelligence.
Mr. Cai Peng has been deeply involved in IP transactions for years. He has assisted several IP rights holders in providing professional advice on cross-border licensing, domestic IP licensing, supply chain cooperation, and etc. He has assisted a number of domestic and international industry leaders in the transfer and acquisition of IP rights by way of joint ventures, acquisitions, licensing, cross-licensing and other commercialization operations. He has represented software companies in providing professional advice on domestic licensing issues and has successfully handled a number of copyright negotiations and licenses for computer software, etc.
Mr. Jihong CHEN as an equity partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm, has been practicing and providing legal services for a large number of international enterprises since 1996. He has participated in the research and legislation activities in China related to telecommunications and IT on many occasions, including the Cybersecurity Law, the Regulations for the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure Security (Exposure Draft), personal information protection rules and related national rules of the People’s Republic of China. Mr. CHEN has published many cybersecurity and data protection related academic works including TMT Law Review, The Legal 500 along with a batch of publications. Mr. CHEN is now the deputy chairman of Cyber and High-tech Committee of All China Lawyers Association ("ACLA").
Mr CHEN specializes in cybersecurity, data protection, telecoms, Internet, IP and other TMT matters. For years, Mr. CHEN was continuously highly recommended as one of the Best Chinese Lawyers by Chambers, Legal500, Legal Band, Asia law and other lawyer ranking agencies in Cybersecurity and TMT area.
Dr. Xu is currently an Associate Professor at University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) and the Director of UIBE Digital Economy and Legal Innovation Research Center. He finished his JD at University of International Business and Economics. He was a visiting scholar to UC Berkley, University of Chicago, and Post PH.D in teaching at People's University China.
His current research interest include cyber law, corporate law and legal economics.