Jodi Wu

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Kirkland & Ellis, Hong Kong) and Partner (Kirkland & Ellis LLP, U.S.) Litigation
Kirkland & Ellis


Jodi is responsive, accommodating and knowledgeable of the law. She is practical about cost management too.” - Chambers Greater China, 2024

Jodi Wu helps lead Kirkland’s Asia Government, Regulatory, and Internal Investigations Practice Group. She has broad experience in the areas of government enforcement, internal investigations, compliance, transactional due diligence, and cross-border litigation. Jodi advises public and private multinational companies in Asia on anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering, and data privacy and cyber securities matters.

Jodi has been recognized as a “Next Generation Partners” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and as an “Up and Coming” lawyer by Chambers Greater China. She was featured in the Global Investigations Review’s “40 Under 40 2020” and “Women in Investigations 2015” series.


Thought Leadership


Co-author, "Newly Released Draft Measures on Data Security Management Strengthen China’s Data Protection Framework," Pratt's Privacy & Cybersecurity Law Report, November–December 2019

Co-author, "Shifting U.S. Enforcement Priorities—Should Chinese Companies be Worried?" Bloomberg Law, 17 June 2019

Co-author, "A Shift in U.S. FCPA Policy—Should Chinese Companies be Worried?" Bloomberg Law, 10 June 2019

Co-author, “Heads or Tails? Are Europe’s GDPR and China’s Cybersecurity Law Two Sides of the Same Coin?” China Business Law Journal, 25 May 2018

“Challenges and Advice for Multinational Companies in Complying With Chinese Cybersecurity Law,” New York Law Journal, 23 February 2018

“China’s Second Draft Cybersecurity Law’s Expands Data Localization Requirement,” Legaltech News, 19 September 2016


“Up and Coming,” Corporate Investigations / Anti-corruption (International Firms) — China, Chambers Greater China and Chambers Global (2024)

Next Generation Partner in Regulatory: Anti-Corruption and Compliance, Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2024)


Admissions & Qualifications

  • Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer
  • District of Columbia
  • California


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • Stanford Law SchoolJ.D.
  • University of ChicagoB.S.