James Hu

Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact Information
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Email: jh873@cornell.edu

Assistant:
Naira Tahir
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901
Email: nt339@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

James Hu is a corporate partner in the New York office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and represents both public companies and financial sponsors in domestic or cross-border M&A or PE transactions. He has broad experience in structuring, negotiating and executing complex and high-stake business combinations, including public company mergers, portfolio company acquisitions or sales, carve-outs, SPAC transactions and equity or joint venture arrangements. His work spanned life sciences, technology and other sectors.

In connection with his transactional work, James is selected as a 2020 Rising Star by the Super Lawyers and recognized as a Notable Practitioner by IFLR1000.