Jing Cao is counsel in the Century City office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice.

Ms. Cao has extensive experience advising clients in content financing transactions with a focus on motion picture and television financing and co-financing. On the borrower side, she represents independent production and distribution companies as well as international financiers in connection with their financing needs for motion picture and television development, production and distribution. Ms. Cao’s lender side experience includes representing commercial banks, private equity and other investment companies in connection with both single project based transactions and multi-program and slate transactions. 

Before her practice in the United States, Ms. Cao work in Shanghai for a leading Chinese law firm and a major international law firm, representing clients on a broad spectrum of commercial transactions. 

Ms. Cao serves on the Asia Society Southern California Board and the Board of TMC Community Capital, a non-profit online microlender focused on servicing underserved entrepreneurs.

Ms. Cao’s experience includes representing:

  • KKR & Co. in its acquisition of Kobalt catalogue 
  • Alibaba Pictures in multiple matters including co-financing of Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
  • The Weinstein Company (TWC) in connection with a US$520 million revolving credit facility, co-arranged by MUFG Union Bank and CIT Bank, and other major credit facilities of TWC* 
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch as administrative agent and sole arranger in connection with a US$150 million revolving credit facility for RatPac Entertainment* 
  • Miramax in connection with the production finance for its TV series From Dusk Till Dawn*
  • STX Entertainment in connection with its senior revolving credit facilities co-arranged by J.P.Morgan and Bank of American Merrill Lynch, its prints and advertising facility, and its subordinated term loan facility*
  • Warner Brothers in a joint venture with private equity firm China Media Capital (CMC) to launch a movie studio division, Flagship Entertainment Group* 
  • Legendary Entertainment in connection with its multi-picture slate co-development, co-production and distribution negotiation with China-based Huayi Brothers*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • New York


  • LLM, Columbia University School of Law
    Stone Scholar
  • LLB, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics
    First Class Scholarship

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)