Sue Meng is a corporate partner and member of the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity Groups. Ms. Meng is Co-Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Her practice focuses on advising private equity firms, public companies, boards of directors and special committees, in connection with mergers and acquisitions, strategic investments and other significant corporate matters. Ms. Meng is noted as Up and Coming for M&A by Chambers USA (2019), where clients “highly value her creativity” and appreciate her “business-minded and practical” approach. She is described as a “brilliant lawyer, hard-working and simply a good person.” Ms. Meng was named a “Rising Star” in M&A by Law360 (2018), awarded to lawyers under the age of 40 “whose legal accomplishments transcend their age.” She is also recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500 US (2019) and was named to Crain’s New York Business’s 2020 list of “Notable Women in Law.”

Ms. Meng joined Debevoise in 2010. Ms. Meng received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2010, where she was a Coker Fellow and an editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. While at Yale, Ms. Meng was a recipient of a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Ms. Meng received a M.St. with distinction in English Literature and a M.Phil with distinction in Modern Chinese Studies from Oxford University, which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. She received an A.B. magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard University. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Ms. Meng serves on the Board of Trustees for Prep for Prep and on the selection committee for the Schwarzman Scholars. She has also served as Secretary of the Alumnae Board of the Brearley School and on the national selection committee for the Rhodes Scholarships and Soros Fellowships. Ms. Meng has been published in The Washington Post and The Harvard Review. Ms. Meng is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


  • Yale Law School, 2010, J.D.
  • University of Oxford, 2006, M.Phil.
  • Harvard University, 2003, A.B.

Bar Admissions

  • New York