Shanahly Wan, a New York-licensed attorney, specializes in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (“TMT”) law and has been pursuing a legal career enriched by cross-border expertise. Currently, she serves as data privacy compliance counsel for a U.S. tech startup at its office in Beijing, adeptly navigating the complex landscape of data privacy and compliance. Previously, Ms. Wan worked at a European TMT law firm in Estonia, focusing on satellite technologies and cross-border technological projects.
Ms. Wan’s work reflects her deep interest in the convergence of legal systems within the context of globalization. This interest also motivated her to join the China Guiding Cases Project at Stanford Law School to serve as an editor. She finds the development of the Guiding Cases system in China fascinating for its harmonious merger of continental and common law principles, providing guidance to both legal practitioners and laypeople. Ms. Wan holds an LL.B. from Durham University in the United Kingdom and an LL.M. in Civil and Commercial law from Peking University in China.