June 01, 2021

Venable’s San Francisco Office Continues to Grow with the Addition of Corporate Attorney Julian Zou

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San Francisco, CA (June 1, 2021) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Yan (Julian) Zou has joined the firm as a partner in the Corporate Practice in the San Francisco office. Mr. Zou focuses his practice on corporate, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, foreign direct investment (inbound into and outbound from China), banking and finance, real estate, and other commercial matters.

Mr. Zou has exceptional experience advising multinational corporations on market entry from China to the United States and local operations in the United States, once established. He regularly structures transactions based on clients’ commercial needs in compliance with various regulatory authorities. He also has experience in private equity and venture investments, representing investors as well as portfolio companies.

James E. Nelson, partner-in-charge of Venable’s San Francisco office, said, “Venable’s San Francisco office has been committed to smart growth since the outset. The addition of Julian represents a step forward not only in terms of our numbers, but also in our geographic reach. He possesses an astute grasp of the issues impacting deals across the American and Chinese markets. This experience and insight are additive to our existing efforts and will complement and expand those practices.”

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Zou said, “Venable has established itself as a powerhouse with the ability to cater to local, national, and international clients. The quality of its attorneys and breadth of the firm’s services will add tremendous value to my practice and allow me to provide even greater value to my clients.”

Mr. Zou received his J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2013, his LL.M. from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade Law School in 2003, and his LL.B. from the Soochow University School of Law in 2001.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, high-net-worth entrepreneurs, and other individuals. With more than 850 professionals across the country, including in California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit Venable.com.