Women’s History Month: Jackie Liu

Jackie Liu is a corporate and transactional partner in MoFo’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on corporate counseling of public companies, mergers and acquisitions, and the China practice. Jackie is outside general counsel to a number of public companies with whom she has worked with for over 20 years and counsels clients on disclosure matters and associated liability considerations. She also represents a number of public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and has been involved in a number of complex cross-border transactions in Asia, Australia and Europe.

The Women’s History Month theme for 2021 is “Valiant Women and the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” Can you share what that means to you personally?
I grew up in China and immigrated to the United States at a young age. As a result, having a voice and an opinion and exercising my right to vote are very meaningful to me. Frankly, otherwise my parents’ sacrifices to uproot their lives to come to the United States would be wasted.

Is there a woman you admire who you know personally or professionally whose achievements you would like to celebrate?
The person I admire the most is my late grandmother, who in 1930s China decided to go to college and get an education before marriage. When I have challenges in life, I reflect upon the tremendous obstacles my grandmother must have had, and that pushes me to persevere.

If you could meet any historically significant woman, who would you choose? What questions would you ask her? 
Empress Wu Zetian, the only female emperor in the history of China, and my question would be: What is your definition of success, and do you have any regrets?

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