Wenhong You represents public and private companies in a wide range of business matters and general commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate structurings and financings, private placements and private equity and venture capital investments.
Wenhong is also familiar with the startup community having drafted numerous operating agreements and has assisted on several fundraising deals. Before joining Williams Mullen, Wenhong served as general counsel for a health care venture capital fund with $100 million in assets under management.
In that role, he provided legal counsel across multiple disciplines, including corporate, transactional and employment, and he helped negotiate joint venture agreements; navigated relationships between investors, venture capital firms and start-up accelerators; and helped ensure compliance with both domestic and international laws and regulations.
Wenhong has extensive experience working with start-up companies in both the United States and China, and he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and the Shanghai Dialect, which allows him to effectively assist multi-national companies involved in deals in both the United States and Chinese markets.
A five-year veteran of the United States Navy, Wenhong served as deputy in-house counsel aboard an aircraft carrier; as an operations officer with a detainee task force in Afghanistan; and as a senior practice leader in Naval Legal Service Office Central’s Civil Law Department.
He was awarded the Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Civil Law Attorney of the Year in 2011. Wenhong earned both his Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia.