Xiaoyan Zhang

Xiaoyan Zhang

IP Counsel, Reed Smith LLP

Xiaoyan is a counsel in our IP, Tech & Data Group’s San Francisco Office. Xiaoyan has over 15 years of combined legal and high tech industrial experience. She advises clients on IP and cybersecurity and privacy related issues in complex technology and outsourcing transactions involving software, cloud, AI, big data, and block chain. Xiaoyan also advises clients extensively on privacy and cybersecurity issues in Asia, in particular, China’s new Cybersecurity Law, as well as cross-border technology transactions with China. Prior to joining Reed Smith, Xiaoyan was with several international law firms in New York City, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. Xiaoyan holds an advanced degree in Computer Science. Prior to obtaining her J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, she worked as an information security consultant/Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP) with Computer Associates and HSBC in the U.S., handling all aspects of computer security systems, including coding, architecture design, and testing/ethical hacking. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional in the United States (CIPP/US) and in Europe (CIPP/E) recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

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