Joy Xiao

Location: New York, NY

Joy Xiao (Yue Xiao) is an associate* at YK Law LLP. Ms. Xiao has been a Chinese attorney since 2012 and was selected as a Lead International Attorney Reserved Talent by Sichuan Justice Department and Sichuan Bar Association, China in 2018. Passionate for business, investment and China-US cross-border matters, Ms. Xiao concentrates on providing service for international clients who interested in China business.

Ms. Xiao has joined Yingke law firm Chengdu Office since 2012. She had worked three years in China and represented China domestic and international clients in China civil law, business law, labor dispute and employment, litigation, IP and arbitration matters in Sichuan and other provinces.

Later, Ms. Xiao worked in an American law firm in downtown L.A, serving local Asian community for US California civil law and general corporate and business matters, where soon she found her value of serving Asian community. Further, She followed her passion in business and investment, and pursed her master of law(LL.M) degree and specialized in international business law at American University in Washington D.C. Upon graduation, Ms. Xiao was appointed to the representative person for Yingke New York office (Yingke Law Firm LLC). She assisted Chinese attorneys in collaboration with American attorneys in a broad range of legal matters and help international clients for China legal matters. She also worked in a law firm at Flushing to help Asian community in New York civil law and real estate matters. Prior joining YK Law LLP, she worked at a global law firm at midtown New York and specialized in China Practice.

Ms. Xiao never stopped pursuing her knowledge and skills in business and investment law as her strong passion. While working, she continued learning at Harvard Business School Online and Columbia Business School Executive Education to help more international business clients. She would love to create value and make a difference in cross-border matters.


*Admitted only in the People’s Republic of China and supervised by principals of the Firm.


American University Washington College of Law, Washington D.C, U.S.A.

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Studies, received December 2014
  • Certificate: International Business Law

Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) received June 2010

Harvard Business School Online Certificates:

  • CORe: Credential of Readiness, received December 2017
  • Core: Credential of Readiness

Columbia Business School Executive Education

  • Certificates: Value Investing, Disciplined Innovation, Master of Emotions, Sept. 2016 – Nov. 2017

Bar Admissions

People’s Republic of China (May 2012)


New York City Bar Association


  • Chinese
  • English
  • French elementary


US: when will the party end?
publication date Apr 2017  @ Hong Kong Economic Journal


  • Lead Organizer of Legal Forum 2014 Washington D.C. China-US Investment and Legal Forum
  • Advisor, VIP guest 2015 Washington D.C. China-US Investment and Legal Forum


  • Due diligence for Sichuan Airline company to open the new routes and invest in Canada, Austria, India.
  • Assisted in several litigation cases in New York Supreme court on behalf of Chinese clients, including one defending a Chinese public companies being sued by U.S companies or individuals regarding guardianship rights and management control in the NY Supreme court.
  • Assisted in several international trade disputes, including debt collection for Chinese companies and disputes between US and China international contract.
  • Represented for three Chinese investors in a 5 MM USD real estate investment dispute in New York Supreme Court as a Chinese attorney.
  • Won a commercial arbitration representing a state-own Sichuan company as a Chinese attorney.
  • Represented a U.S pharmaceutical company (Eastern Century Pharmaceuticals Co.) in a patent infringement case in Beijing Superior Court of China as a Chinese attorney.
  • Represened an American music star talent for its personal injury case during his performance in Beijing BMW new car opening show as a Chinese attorney.
  • Successfully assisted in several personal injury cases, including pro bono and the one that a Chinese student’s family obtained 4.25Million USD.