Iris Zhang

Yu (Iris) Zhang

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Iris Zhang is an associate in the Firm's International Commercial & Trade Practice Group. Iris regularly assists multinational companies on sanctions, customs and export control compliance as well as other international trade matters. Before joining the Firm, Iris worked in a Chinese law firm in Beijing on regulatory compliance and risk controls relating to Chinese anti-bribery laws and US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Practice Focus

Iris's practice involves assisting multinational companies with a wide range of trade matters including export controls, sanctions, internal investigations and risk assessments. She also assists companies with respect to customs laws and other trade regulation issues in the US and abroad. Iris's practice extends to assistance in internal compliance reviews as well as enforcement actions and disclosures necessitated by US government action.

Professional Honors

  • Minnesota Law’s Equity and Diversity Award 2019


  • California~United States (2020)


  • Peking University (LLB)
  • University of Minnesota Law School (JD)


  • English
  • Mandarin