Shirley "Lanta" Wang

Lanta Wang assists healthcare companies with a wide range of legal and business issues.  Companies that are growing strategically through mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures value Lanta’s ability to understand their business and their concerns.  Having served both tax-exempt organizations and investor-owned companies, as well as innovative joint ventures between the two, Lanta understands the unique intricacies, needs and sensitivities of different providers in the healthcare industry, and has the ability to bring clients together to execute transactions.

With a commitment to improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare services in communities across the world - in particular, rural communities - through her work with the healthcare industry, Lanta has also served as associate counsel in acquisitions of healthcare providers in foreign countries.

With an academic focus on international and comparative law, as well as public health issues and economics, Lanta brings a well-rounded viewpoint to the corporate practice.


  • Associate counsel representing publicly-traded healthcare companies with acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Associate counsel representing private equity investor in the acquisition of foreign healthcare providers
  • Associate counsel representing privately-owned companies with formation, corporate governance, stock issuance and other general corporate matters


  • Board Member, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Diversity Committee (2013-present)
  • Member, Business Law and Health Law Sections of the American Bar Association
  • Member, American Health Lawyers Association

Prior Affiliations

  • Legal Fellow, Duke University and Duke University Health System Office of Counsel (Durham, NC)


  • J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2011
    • Clinical Practice Award, Graduation / Book Award
    • External Managing Editor, Duke Forum for Law & Social Change
    • Special Projects Editor, Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy
    • Certified Law Student, Children's Law Clinic, Legal Assistance Project, Environmental Law & Policy Clinic
    • Legal Intern, Human Rights Advocacy Clinic, Guantanamo Defense Clinic
    • Guardian ad Litem, North Carolina Guardian ad Litem Program
  • LL.M., Duke University School of Law, International and Comparative Law, 2011
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Honors with distinction, Miami University, 2006

Legal Services

Industries Served

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Oregon
  • Illinois

Up Close

Having lived in various countries, Lanta enjoys seeing more of the world when she is not practicing law.  If she wasn’t an attorney, Lanta would have built upon her public health experience at the World Health Organization and continued her work as a sexual violence researcher.