Olivia Deng Joins Miller Canfield as Manager of Global Business Focusing on China
Olivia Deng, manager of Wayne County’s economic development China Program from 2005-2009, has joined the law firm of Miller Canfield as a manager of global business, focusing on the China market. She has more than 10 years of international business and economic development experience, particularly with companies seeking to establish operations in automotive, engineering and R&D centers including in Southeast Michigan.
Lawyers in Miller Canfield’s China practice help Chinese companies expand to North America and Europe. In addition, the firm assists clients with their business expansion plans in Asia.
Deng will be an integral part of the firm’s China team promoting trade and investment. In February, lawyer Shusheng Wang joined Miller Canfield as co-director of global business, focusing his practice on global corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution, China business counseling, and U.S. taxation of international operations.
Deng is fluent in English and Mandarin, as well as the U.S. and Chinese business cultures. As manager of Wayne County’s China program, she helped attract over $200 million investments in Southeast Michigan, build business partnerships with seven Chinese cities and organized five trade missions to China.
Deng is a member of the Detroit Chinese Business Association. She received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Oakland University.