Jodi Wu

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


Jodi Wu was recognized as one of the world’s leading young investigations specialists. - Global Investigations Review 40 Under 40 2020

Jodi Wu has broad experience in the areas of government enforcement, internal investigations, compliance, and cross-border litigation. Jodi advises public and private multinational companies in Asia on anti-corruption, trade sanctions, antitrust, data privacy and cyber securities matters. Apart from her work in Asia, Jodi has also defended corporations and individuals in government investigations and other complex civil, criminal and regulatory proceedings in the U.S.

Jodi regularly publishes and speaks regarding litigation and international risk and compliance topics across Asia. 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


Admissions & Qualifications

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


  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • English
  • Mandarin


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