Joanna (Ying) Jiang

Associate
Washington, DC

Joanna (Ying) Jiang is a transactional attorney who represents public and private clients in a variety of matters, including:

Investment Management

Joanna works with investment companies, investment advisers, independent directors and trustees, exchange-traded funds, broker-dealers, hedge funds, and private equity funds on a variety of investment management matters. Joanna regularly advises clients on regulatory, corporate governance, and compliance matters (in particular, the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940), fund formation and operation, mergers and acquisitions involving mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and investment advisers, and all issues associated with the organization and operation of investment advisers and broker-dealers. Joanna advises the independent directors and trustees of mutual funds on their fiduciary and other duties, assists independent directors and trustees in overseeing a wide range of investment products and investment strategies, prepares and reviews board meeting materials, conducts and documents necessary interviews, and assists in engaging valuation, accounting, investment banking, and other experts as necessary. Joanna also has significant experience advising public companies and other operating companies on Investment Company Act status issues.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

Joanna has been actively involved in Ballard Spahr's pro bono programs. She advised federal inmates on their clemency applications and four of her clients were granted commutation of sentence by President Obama. She also helps several nonprofit corporations on corporate and compliance matters.

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Ballard Spahr's 2016 Pro Bono Award for work on the Clemency Project

Speaking Engagements

Speaker, “The Role of Energy and Infrastructure in US-China Investment and Trade,” 2017 U.S.-China Investments and Financing Summit, Washington, D.C., October 4, 2017

Speaker, "Smart Manufacturing and Capital Market," 2016 U.S.-China Smart Manufacturing Summit, Washington, D.C., October 31, 2016

Publications

Co-author, "A Closer Look at SEC's Proposal to Expand the Accredited Investor Definition," The Legal Intelligencer, January 27, 2020  

Co-author, "Will Regulation A Take Off? Expansion Makes Exchange Act Reporting Companies Eligible," The Legal Intelligencer, January 28, 2019

Author, “Is Your EB-5 Investment ‘At Risk’?”, EB-5 Investors Magazine, March 24, 2015 

Credentials 

Education

Washington University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation 2014; J.D. 2013)

Peking University School of Law (LL.B. 2007)

Peking University School of Arts (B.A. 2007)

Languages

Mandarin

Admissions

District of Columbia

Illinois

New Jersey

New York