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Jane Zenzi Li Carter

Senior Associate
San Francisco

Jane Zenzi Li Carter
+1 415 374 2451 (San Francisco)
+1 713 632 1438 (Houston)
+1 415 374 2499 (San Francisco)
Practice Group

Jane Carter advises clients on the best strategies to succeed in litigation and business. She represents domestic and international companies in all phases of litigation, arbitration, and government investigations, with a focus on privacy, employment, intellectual property, and contract disputes. Having spent her childhood between Northwest China and Hawaii, she is also adept at navigating business relationships across cultures.

Clients rely on Jane's ability to be business-oriented and big-picture when evaluating and executing litigation strategy. Jane has litigated numerous dispositive motions in state and federal courts and has secured favorable rulings for clients in mediation and complex discovery matters.


Representative experience

Defended multinational technology company in consumer class action over privacy issues.

Advised nonprofit organization on labor and employment risks and strategies in California.

Advised California corporation on privacy and cyber security risks.

Represented grant-making foundation in mediation of employment and intellectual property dispute.

Defended drug-testing company in multiple trade secret and employment disputes.

Defended multinational technology company in patent infringement disputes.

Represented national pharmaceutical company in white collar investigations.

Represented kidney dialysis company in internal company investigations.

Defended Chinese maritime company in ICC arbitration over contract disputes.

Represented Colombian national oil entity in ICC arbitration over contract disputes.

Defended Dutch construction company in fraud and contract disputes.

Conducted federal immigration and state court proceedings through Kids in Need of Defense.

Education and admissions


  • Certificate of Business and Public Policy, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2011
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2011
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007


  • Member, California Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • California
  • Texas

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
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