Mingmei Zhu joined our insurance litigation team as an associate attorney in our Wisconsin office. Mingmei is licensed to practice in California. Mingmei is from Changsha, China, a city of 7.5 million in central China’s Hunan province. Mingmei is fluent in Mandarin and brings her skills and experience to bear on MWL’s insurance litigation and product liability cases against foreign manufacturers.

Mingmei received her Bachelor of Laws (B.L.) degree from Central South University in Changsha, China, a degree not available in the United States. It’s available in China because China uses the civil law system as opposed to English Common Law. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law where she received her Juris Doctor. Her experience includes working for a law firm in China, as well as the Yuelu District Court of Changsha City. She has clerked in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and served as a judicial intern to the California Court of Appeals, Second District, in Los Angeles.

Mingmei will focus her unique experience and talent on insurance litigation, especially nationwide insurance subrogation involving product liability related to foreign manufacturers and health insurance across the country. She will bring her unique experience to bear on a growing need in subrogation matters handled throughout North America but remains humble about the never-ending process of learning and growth. She is particularly excited about being a member of the MWL litigation team. “In China, there is a saying,” Mingmei will tell you. “众人拾柴火焰高. It means, ‘When everybody adds fuel, the flames rise higher’.”

Mingmei is very fond of traveling, and despite her short tenure in the U.S., has already traveled extensively throughout the country. She is good at cooking Asian cuisine and enjoys exploring good restaurants. When she is not litigating or recovering money for her subrogation clients, she enjoys reading detective and mystery novels, watching movies, listening to music, hiking, and cycling.

“I enjoy a challenge,” Mingmei says. Coming from China to Los Angeles to the tundra of Wisconsin, she has experienced a great deal of change, but considers it all a challenge.

Education

University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Los Angeles, California

  • Juris Doctor with Certificate in Entertainment Law, May 2018
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Certificate in Business Law, May 2016
  • Activities: Business Law Advisor, Author and Editor; Co-Founder, Chinese Law Student and Alumni Association (CLSAA) of University of Southern California

 

Central South University, Changsha, China

  • Bachelor of Laws, June 2015
  • Honors: Second Prize, National English Competition (2014); Excellent Student (2013, 2014)
  • Activities: Students’ Union, Vice Chairman; Moot Court, Participant

Published Works

The Effects of China’s New Cybersecurity Law on Multinational Companies, published in Business Law Digest on November 25, 2018.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Property and Liability Research Bureau (PLRB), Member
  • Claims Litigation Management (CLM), Member

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