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Xenia C

- Research Program Mentor

JD/PhD at Northwestern University


Entrepreneurship, Startups, Venture Capital, Corporate Law, Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity


I am a corporate attorney working at a large law firm. My clients include early stage to late stage startups, private companies as well as public companies. I advise my startup clients on formation of their companies as well as fundraising for capital investments. I also advise other private and public companies, as well as private equity and venture capital funds, on mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. I would be happy to help anyone interested in entrepreneurship or business law! When I am not busy practicing as a lawyer, I am usually doing something outdoors (love a good hike) or snuggled up on the couch watching movies.

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Entrepreneurship or Business Law

I would be happy to mentor/provide guidance to anyone interested in a project related to entrepreneurship or business law! We can brainstorm details together :)

Languages I know

Cantonese, Mandarin


Work experience

Cooley LLP (2018 - Current)
Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Associate


Washington University in St. Louis
BA Bachelor of Arts (2012)
Psychology and Anthropology
Northwestern University
JD/PhD Juris Doctorate and Doctor of Philosophy (2018)

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