Xiaoyu Zhang joined ClientEarth’s China program as a lawyer in December 2018. Prior to this, she was the Assistant Director of the US-Asia Partnership of Environmental Law at Vermont Law School and supervised and managed projects in the areas of environmental law, environmental public interest litigation, and civil society development in China. Her research focused on criminal enforcement of environmental law, and procuratorial environmental public interest litigation in China.
Before she joined Vermont Law School in 2015, she was the legal counsel for China Minmetals Corporation for five years, during which time, she extensively and actively participated in numerous mining, energy and resources projects both in China and overseas. Prior to that, she worked at the capital market team of Clifford Chance LLP Hong Kong office. She holds Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of English Literature from Beijing Foreign Studies University, an LL.M. from New York University School of Law, and an LL.M. from Vermont Law School. She is a qualified lawyer in New York State, USA.