Jackie Liu

Partner & Co-Chair of the Global Corporate Department, Morrison & Foerster; Director, CEVA, Inc.

Jackie engages in a general corporate and transactional practice, with special emphasis on corporate counseling of public companies, mergers and acquisitions, and the China practice at MoFo.  She is also on the board and member of the nomination and corporate governance committee of CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CEVA).

She has more than 20 years of experience in advising public companies on corporate governance matters, including director and officer fiduciary duties, board “best practices,” disagreements between board and management, succession planning, investor relations, and advises boards and special committees in connection with conflicts of interest matters, proxy contests and other corporate control efforts. Jackie is outside general counsel to a number of public companies with whom she has worked for over 20 years and provides big‑picture, critical value-adding strategic advice. Jackie has lectured at seminars and conferences and written articles on various corporate governance and securities law matters.

Jackie also represents a number of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions, from small asset acquisitions and divestitures, founder-driven sales and talent acquisitions to complex multibillion-dollar transactions. In addition, she has been involved in a number of complex cross-border transactions in Asia, Australia and Europe. She additionally works a number of well-established Chinese companies in setting up U.S. subsidiaries and counseling them on strategic matters relating to their U.S. operations.

Jackie formerly served as co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Global Corporate Department of over 400 lawyers.

In 2018, Jackie received the Client Choice Award from International Law Office/Lexology for excellent client care and quality of service in the practice of corporate law. She was named the 2013 Legal Advisor of the Year by M&A Advisor. She was also recommended as a leading attorney in the field of M&A by Legal 500 USA 2014 and, in 2018, recommended for M&A/Corporate and Commercial: M&A Large Deals ($1bn+).

She was born in Shanghai, China. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. She is a member of the California State Bar and the Bar Association of San Francisco. She is a board member of the Foundation of City College of San Francisco.

During her tenure at Harvard Law School, she served as the co-editor of the Harvard Law Record.

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