Penny Shao

Associate Litigation
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Penny is an associate in the Shanghai office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her practice focuses on internal investigations and government enforcement actions. She has experience counseling multinational companies on legal and internal controls issues that implicate the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other bribery laws, accounting and book-keeping standards, economic sanctions laws, and antitrust and competition laws. She has advised clients from the pharmaceutical and medical device, finance and investment, agricultural, energy, and online education industries.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2021, New York
  • 2014, People’s Republic of China (non-practicing)


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Harvard Law SchoolLL.M.2020
  • Peking University School of Transnational LawJ.D.; M.A.summa cum laude2016
  • Zhejiang UniversityB.A., Economics2012