Siyu Zhang

Siyu Zhang

Associate, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations


Siyu Zhang’s practice focuses on investigations, litigations and government enforcement actions. She is experienced in handling multijurisdictional regulatory investigations and in working with clients to implement and enhance their compliance programs. Ms. Zhang also has extensive experience conducting compliance due diligence reviews and advising clients on regulatory and compliance risks on a wide range of transactions, including initial public offerings, bond issuances, and mergers and acquisitions. She also represents Chinese companies listed in the U.S. in multiple federal securities class actions.

Ms. Zhang’s experience (including experience prior to Skadden) includes advising Chinese and multinational companies from various industries, including automobile, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, education, technology, media and entertainment, and financial services on the following matters:

  • resolving enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other enforcement agencies;
  • conducting internal investigations regarding business operations in China involving allegations of fraud, bribery, bid-rigging, insider trading and embezzlement by employees;
  • establishing and improving compliance programs and policies involving anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, insider trading avoidance, anti-money laundering and anti-harassment;
  • advising a number of multinational companies on compliance issues arising under U.S. economic sanctions laws, particularly regarding U.S. sanctions programs against Cuba, South Sudan and Myanmar; and
  • defending China-based companies in putative class actions brought under U.S. federal securities laws, including winning dismissals and favorable settlements for companies such as Weibo, ZTO Express, Pinduoduo, New Oriental Education, TAL Education and iDreamSky.

Prior to joining Skadden in 2017, Ms. Zhang worked at a leading U.K. international law firm in Hong Kong. Earlier in her career, she interned at the Enforcement Division of the SEC in Washington D.C.



  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2012
  • B.A., Peking University, 2009


  • Hong Kong
  • New York


  • English
  • Mandarin

Siyu Zhang

Associate, Litigation; White Collar Defense and Investigations