Dickinson Wright Names Director for Chinese Business Development


DETROIT — Lingyan Yan has joined Dickinson Wright as director of China business development. She will be based out of the firm’s Troy office.

Yan joins the firm from the Detroit Chinese Business Association, where she was executive vice president. With extensive global business experience, Yan works with American and Chinese companies to identify China or U.S. market opportunities. Yan’s advanced cross-cultural and bilingual language skills plus the invaluable experiences gained from her work has helped her to create a vast network of accomplished entrepreneurs, affluent investors and senior government officials from both the U.S. and China.

At Dickinson Wright, Yan will lead efforts to promote the firm’s China practice and enhance the firm’s cooperation and partnership with Chinese companies doing business in North America. Yan is a member of the International Business Service Advisory Council for Automation Alley and an International Advisory Board Member of the China Association for Science and Technology. Lingyan received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Zhejiang University and a master’s degree in International Business Administration from California University of Pennsylvania.