Jia “Holly” You Named Armstrong Teasdale Partner Election Expected to Strengthen Firm’s Asian Expansion

06 Aug, 2012

Jia “Holly” You, a member of Armstrong Teasdale’s International practice group, has been elected partner in a move designed to further strengthen the firm’s Asian expansion.


Based in the firm’s St. Louis office, You’s Asian practice includes commercial transactions, employment and labor, foreign exchange and intellectual property. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese, Shanghai Dialect Chinese, Wenzhou Dialect Chinese and English, she provides legal services to Chinese businesses investing in the United States  as well as U.S. businesses investing in China.


Her election comes as the firm expands its Asian practice to meet the rising demand from its Chinese and U.S. clients in various aspects of law. Armstrong Teasdale recently announced that St. Louis international partner Thomas Bottini was named its Chief Representative in Shanghai and that it had recruited Steven Yu, who previously headed the Shanghai intellectual property practice for London-based firm, as a partner in Shanghai.


You’s partnership in St. Louis will bolster the expansion by increasing the firm’s ability to provide service at all hours to clients in both the United States and Asia


A Wenzhou (China) native, You received her LL.M., high honors, from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology; LL.B., with honors, the East China University of Political Science and Law. She graduated from the Amsterdam Vrije University Exchange Program in 2003.


She is admitted to practice in Missouri, New York and the People’s Republic of China.


Armstrong Teasdale LLP, with more than 250 lawyers in offices across the U.S. and China and double-digit revenue growth in 2011, has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 18 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is ranked in the 2012 lists of the nation’s largest law firms: the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, please visit www.armstrongteasdale.com.

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