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Megan J. Penick

New York
(212) 259-7300


New York
New Jersey
Washington, D.C.


General Corporate
Mergers & Acquisitions
China Practice
Blockchain Technology & Digital Currency



Undergraduate degree from University of Iowa

J.D. from New York Law School

Beijing Language and Culture University


Mandarin Chinese

Megan J. Penick, a Partner in CKR’s New York office, specializes in general corporate and securities law.

Ms. Penick regularly works with private companies in guiding them through the process of going public and works with public companies in meeting their SEC filing and disclosure requirements.  In addition, Ms. Penick represents issuers and underwriters in the sale of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining CKR, Ms. Penick worked at two midsized New York law firms, as well as her own firm, in which she represented both US- and China-based issuers.

Prior to embarking on her legal career, Ms. Penick was a print journalist and spent time living and working in China.

Ms. Penick is conversant in Mandarin Chinese.


Publications and Presentations

A Recap of the US-China Trade Conflict Timeline, By Jing LiJeffrey A. RindeMegan J. PenickNing Zhang and Joy Xiao, April 2018.

China Adopts Rules to Lure Innovative Overseas-Listed Companies Back to China's Stock Exchanges, By Megan J. PenickJeffrey A. RindeJing Li and Joy Xiao, April 2018

SEC Chairman Issues Statement on Cryptocurrencies and SEC Halts Munchee Token Sale, by Alexandra Levin KramerMegan J. Penick, and Marina Fyrigou-Koulouri, December 2017.

An Update on Cybersecurity Law Enforcement in China, by Jeffrey A. Rinde, Megan J. Penick, Jing Li, and Joy Xiao, October 2017.

SEC Assembles Cyber Unit to Target Cyber-Related Misconduct, by Jeffrey A. Rinde, Megan J. Penick and Alexandra Levin Kramer, October 2017.

China Introduces Its First Investment Dispute Arbitration Rules as ICSID Alternative, co-author with Michael James Maloney, Jeffrey A. Rinde, Jing Li and Joy Xiao, September 2017.

China State Council Issues Guidelines on Overseas Investments, co-author with Jeffrey A. Rinde, Jing Li and Joy Xiao, August 2017.

An Overview of China’s New Cybersecurity Law, co-author with Jeff Rinde, Jing Li and Joy Xiao, August 2017.

Lecturer, International Business Law, New York Institute for Business & Finance, April and June 2017.

How to Shape a High Performance Board: The Role of Knowledge, Information and Understanding, Power and Opportunity in Selecting Independent Directors, published at Penick & Associates LLC (www.penicklaw.com), May 2009.

The Board of Directors: Proactive Ways to Ensure the Board Fulfills Its Oversight Role, published at Penick & Associates LLC (www.penicklaw.com), April 2009.

The Basics of Corporate Governance for China-Based Companies, The Board of Directors: Its role in relation to the corporation’s stakeholders, published at Penick & Associates LLC (www.penicklaw.com), April 2009.

The Basics of Corporate Governance for China-Based Companies: A U.S. Public Company Perspective, The Board of Directors—A Structural Overview, published at Penick & Associates LLC (www.penicklaw.com), April 2009.

Co-author (with Edward Normandin), SEC’s Proposed Roadmap to Adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (Replacing U.S. GAAP), Pryor Cashman Legal Update, January 2009.

Co-author (with Edward Normandin), SEC Proposes Change from U.S. GAAP to International Standards, Pryor Cashman Legal Update, September 2008.

Co-author (with Edward Normandin and David Parsly), SEC Adopts Amendments to Rule 144 and New Rules to Simplify Disclosure by Small Public Companies, Pryor Cashman Legal Update, November 2007.

Co-author (with Edward Normandin), SEC Proposes Rules To Simplify Disclosure Obligations Of Small Public Companies, Pryor Cashman Legal Update, August 2007.

“Will Sarbanes-Oxley Force Small Companies to Privatize?”  Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal (www.s-ox.com), October 3, 2005.

“Arbitration and Investment in China: Without Transparency, Little Predictability,” International Law Quarterly, a publication of the International Law Committee of the ABA Section of Litigation, Fall 2004, Vol. 20, Issue 2. (Republished at Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Journal, www.s-ox.com, on March 10, 2005).

Moderator of panel entitled “China’s Increasing Out-Bound Investment” at China On The Global Stage Conference, organized by Global China Connection, at Columbia University, March 20, 2011.

Panel Speaker at China Prospects Forum, New York, NY, December 2009.

Panel Speaker at Professional Development Seminar, New York Law School, February 2009.

Panel Speaker at “Salary Realities,” New York Law School, March 2007.

Moderator for presentation to senior executives of various Chinese state run organizations as part of University of Pennsylvania-SASAC training program on the impacts of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, September 2006.

Panel speaker at “A Look at The Real Practice of Law: In Private Practice, Corporate, Government, and Non-traditional Legal Settings,” New York State Bar Association Student Counsel, NYSBA Annual Meeting, NY, NY, January 27, 2005.