As the Chief Legal Officer, Richard Li leads the Legal team in charge of I-Mab’s legal affairs, including capital markets, intellectual property, clinical operations, corporate transactions, and U.S. operations, and provides critical legal guidance and strategic solutions to support I-Mab’s business growth.
Richard is a seasoned life sciences attorney with more than 12 years of experience. Prior to joining I-Mab, Richard worked at Covington & Burling LLP, a top U.S. law firm, with his last position being an of counsel, leading the firm’s China life sciences transaction practice. Prior to that, Richard also served as the head of legal of 6 Dimensions Capital, a leading life sciences venture capital firm, in charge of all the legal affairs relating to the fund’s global investments. Earlier in his career life, he worked as a corporate attorney in the Shanghai office of Hogan Lovells International LLP, a leading international law firm. Richard received his bachelor’s degree in law in 2006 and master’s degree in international law in 2008 from Sun Yat-sen University, and his LL.M. degree from Columbia Law School in 2013. Mr. Li has been admitted to the New York State bar and passed the PRC bar exam. He is also a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).