Ms. Liu Chao received her LL.M. degree from NYU School of Law in 2010. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked for one year as a legal intern in the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Ms. Liu assisted in investigations involving mortgage-backed securities, collateralized debt obligations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations, and accounting fraud. Ms. Liu has four years of working experience in China. Previously, she worked for two years as a legal assistant in a prominent Shanghai law firm specializing in cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining the law firm, she was a business consultant at the Council of Great Lakes Governor’s Office in Shanghai. Ms. Liu received her LL.B. degree from Shanghai University School of Law, graduating in the top 1% of her class. Her writing has appeared in Law360.