In just two years at the Briggs & Morgan firm, Jing Jin has impressed colleagues and clients alike with her keen understanding of commercial finance. Jin comes by that knowledge thanks to a background that includes time as vice president of research and projects development for a Hong Kong investment fund — before she even attended law school.
Before coming to Briggs, she served as a paralegal in the Hong Kong office of an AmLaw 100 San Francisco-based firm, focusing on initial public offerings of mainland Chinese companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
“Financial products can be very simple, like loans, and they can be extremely complex transactions,” Jin said. “I found it interesting to learn about the wide variety of things they can do. They can be used in a bad way, as we found out during the mortgage crisis, and they can be used to really help people. They build companies and communities.”
Jin enjoys the fast-paced nature and international scope of finance law.
“Dodd-Frank was coming into effect around the time I graduated law school, and since then we’ve seen changes to it,” she said. “There’s always a lot of legal change in the financial world. The day-to-day practice of financial law is very exciting. The pace never slows down.”