JUDGES & ADVISORS
Bringing Perspectives from Law
Chih Cheung holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School, an M.B.A. degree from Harvard
Business School, and an M.A. degree and a B.A. degree from Harvard University. Chih is the Cofounder
and Co-chairman of JAMM Active Limited and the Founding Managing Partner of SEA
Wes Jin is an entrepreneur, a consultant, and an educator based in Shanghai, China. Wes has
spent the last eight years in East Asia helping parents and students. Wes grew up in Atlanta,
Georgia, and earned his B.A. from Duke University before attending law school at Washington
University St. Louis.
Pang Lee is a partner at Cooley LLP, an international law firm. Pang has practiced as a
corporate attorney over the past two decades in Shanghai, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and New
York. Pang grew up in Chinatown, New York City, and earned his J.D. from the University of
Pennsylvania Law School and his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chia-Chi Li is the Head of Legal for Tencent Games Global and the Legal Director of the
International Business Legal Center at Tencent. He has a double degree in Computer Science
and Philosophy from the University of Washington and earned his a J.D. from the University of
Jiong (John) Liu is the senior partner of AllBright Law Offices. He served as a master
supervisor at East China University of Political Science and Law and Shanghai University of
Political Science and Law. Additionally, he was awarded the ALB China, 2017 Top 15 Litigators.
John graduated from Fudan University (LLM) and East China University of Political Science
and Law (LLB).
Laura Lu is an international private practitioner and lawyer. She has worked with Pillsbury & Winthrop LLP., Siemens, Merck Sharp & Dohme, in Beijing, Shanghai, and Munich respectively. Presently, Laura serves as the Chief Legal Officer of LYFE Capital, a venture capital fund focused on investment. Laura has earned her LL.B. at East China University of Political Science and Law, and LL.M. at Harvard Law School.
Zhen (Domii) Mei is a Ph.D. candidate at Peking University and a prominent KOL in China. She
was admitted to the legal profession in Australia at the age of 19 and practiced as a solicitor in
Australia and China.
Huaying Daisy Qi received her law degrees from Beijing University and her J.D. degree from
Columbia University. During law school, she interned in Hebei district court, China Supreme
Court, and federal district court in Detroit, Michigan. She practiced in the Hong Kong, New
York, and San Francisco offices of two international law firms before joining Han Kun, a
leading law firm in China.
Stephen Ruddick is a retired judge. He actively teaches at several local universities on criminology, business and criminal law, criminal justice, and political science. In addition to his career as a county court and district court trial judge, he also served as a state senator, state representative, criminal prosecutor, legal and civil advisor, private attorney, and political scientist.
Zhiang (Sean) Song is a litigation associate at the international law Sirm of Kirkland & Ellis.
Sean graduated from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in statistics and received
his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was a Student Director at the Paul Tsai China Center
and worked as a research assistant to Professor Amy Chua, Professor W. Michael Reisman, and
Professor Taisu Zhang.
Brian Wang is an artist, educator, and entrepreneur from California, where he worked as an
attorney before settling down in Shanghai. Brian is the CEO of Blueprint Education and a
prominent educator in Shanghai. Wang has a J.D. in the University of California, Hastings
College of the Law.
Howard Wu is a Partner and the Chief Representative of Baker McKenzie’s Shanghai office.
Howard’s awards include Lawyer Star - Acritas (2019, 2018, 2017) and Leading Lawyer for
Technology, Media & Telecommunications (Information Technology, China/ Hong Kong) –
Chambers Asia (2009-2020). Howard graduated from the University of California at Berkeley
with a B.A., Columbia University with an M.A., and Fordham University School of Law with a
Shubing Yuan was born and raised in Beijing, China. After finishing her undergraduate studies
at Beijing Medical University, Shubing obtained a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and
graduated from Stanford Law School with a J.D. degree. Shubing worked for the international
law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton for about 15 years.
Yang Xu is the Chief Compliance Officer of Credit Suisse Securities (China). Before this, Yang
worked as Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Citi Orient Securities, Head of
Global Banking and Markets Compliance of HSBC Bank (China), Head of China Compliance of
Credit Suisse, and Compliance VP at Morgan Stanley Asia. Before these positions, Yang was a
New York and PRC licensed lawyer for ten years, specializing in capital markets.
Julia Zhu is an associate for Skadden, one of the top-tier firms in the area of antitrust and competition. She focuses mainly on areas in Asia and the EU related to merger reviews for transactions across a variety of sectors, including insurance, aerospace, and health care. She also advises clients on National Security Review filings in China. Ms. Zhu has gotten her LL.B. at Peking University, and her LL.M. at New York University School of Law
Bringing Diverse Professional Perspectives
Emily Chan serves on multiple non-profit education boards, including as Founding
Member of Dalton Foundation, Chair of Shanghai American School, and Director of
Education Development Foundation Association. Emily holds a B.S. in engineering
from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Vincent Chan was a management consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton before becoming an
entrepreneur and investor in Fintech, Sportstech, Healthtech, and Proptech. Vincent has a B.A.
in Finance from the Wharton School of Business and holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business
Michael Crachiolo is an English and Social Science teacher at an international school in Shanghai. He participated in Lincoln-Douglas debate as part of the US National Forensics League and coaches for public forum, parliamentary debate, and MUN. He is a regular judge at speech and debate competitions.
Brian Lee is the founder and chief executive of a Hong Kong listed Chinese fashion accessories
company. Before this, Brian worked in management consulting, international trade, and ecommerce.
Mr. Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in finance and
Foo-Sing Wong (Dee Dee) is the Head of Strategy for Merck China. Dee Dee moved to Shanghai
with his family in 2017, at the time as President of Versum Materials, which was subsequently
acquired by Merck. Dee Dee received his education at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring
in Materials Science and Engineering.
Tianyi Zhu is a tech entrepreneur based in Shanghai. Before that, Mr. Zhu served as Director at
VCG, a China-focused global family office, where he managed asset allocation and investment
strategy. Tianyi received his B.A. in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science track) and
Economics from Harvard University.
Bringing Extensive Mock Trial Expertise
Turner Neal is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Turner works as the Director of
Athletics at Concordia International School Shanghai and helps coach the Mock Trial club
there. With his support, the Concordia team won several championships in the American
Mock Trial Association competitions. Turner himself has also won accolades in major mock
trial tournaments, including State Attorney of the Year in 2005.
Nelson Ureña received his B.S. in Communication from Cornell University and has participated
as an attorney, witness, and juror in mock trial cases throughout high school. Most recently
Nelson taught a high school level mock trial and pre-law course at Concordia International
School Shanghai and helped establish CISS's Mock Trial team. Nelson is currently a director at
Aaron Wang is a first-year student at UC Berkeley studying Philosophy and Comparative
Literature. Wang is the champion of Peer Potential Mock Trial 2020 and has competed on
behalf of China in Empire Invitational New York 2019. Wang also has experience in organizing
and judging high school mock trial competitions in China.
Philip Wang is a senior from PRISMS and co-captain of the school mock trial team with Tom.
PRISMS is a two-time runner-up at PPMT and participated in Empire Mock Trial and US local
competitions. Wang helped organize a mock trial competition in Beijing and has judged at
competitions such as PPMT and NUMT.
Tom Wang is a senior from PRISMS and co-captain of the school mock trial team with Philip.
PRISMS is a two-time runner-up at PPMT and participated in Empire Mock Trial and US local
competitions. Wang was also the Best Attorney in 2020 PPMT. Wang helped organize a mock
trial competition in Beijing and has judged at competitions such as PPMT and NUMT.
Sean Xu is a mock trial veteran. After participating in several regional and national
competitions, he has taken the position of judge and/or coach in NUMT, SEMT, and PPMT. Sean
is still heavily involved in mock trial related activities in college at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Jessie (Chuhan) Zhang is an experienced mock trial competitor. Jessie’s mock trial
accomplishments include the 2019 Peer Potential Mock Trial 7th National Rank, 2020 Peer
Potential Mock Trial Outstanding Attorney Award, and 2020 Empire New York Team China
13th International Rank. Jessie was admitted to the University of Chicago, Class of 2025.