Jaclyn Liu is a partner in the Corporate Department of Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. She co-chairs the firm’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.
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 over 10 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 staff member of the Practising Law Institute. She has also represented a number of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, from small asset acquisitions and divestitures, founder-driven sales and talent acquisitions to multibillion-dollar transactions.
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 was born in Shanghai, China. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.