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Clifford Chance

31 WEST 52ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10019-6131, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 878 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 878 8375
Email:
Web:
www.cliffordchance.com

Wendy Wysong

Tel:
Work +12022907634
Email:
Clifford Chance LLP

Work Department

Regulatory Enforcement & White Collar, Litigation, Dispute Resolution & Risk Management, Antitrust, EU & Trade

Position

Wendy Wysong leads the Asia Pacific Anti-Corruption and Trade Controls Practice, maintaining offices in Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Her practice focuses on regulatory compliance and white collar defense of international laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions, and U.S. anti-boycott laws, as well as government fraud and public corruption.

As a former Assistant US Attorney in DC and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry & Security, Department of Commerce, she counsels and defends clients based on her unique combination of experience and insight as both a prosecutor and regulator before courts and agencies.

Wendy represents clients throughout Asia and the United States in the logistics, defense, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, consumer goods, and energy sectors. Through Clifford Chance's global network, she provides clients multi-jurisdictional representation that takes into account local, regional, and international laws.

Education

University of Virginia School of Law (JD, Law Review) 1984, University of Nebraska (BA, English, Political Science) 1981


Hong Kong

Regulatory: anti-corruption and compliance

Within: Leading individuals

Wendy Wysong - Clifford Chance

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Within: Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Clifford Chance's team (which is 'fantastic to work with') is well placed to handle cross-border matters, drawing on its strong global network. The group is led from Washington DC by David DiBari, and, together with Wendy Wysong, who splits her time between Washington DC and Hong Kong, is representing Chinese telecoms giant ZTE through the settlement of the concurrent DOJ, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and OFAC investigations into unauthorized exports of US-origin equipment to Iran and other embargoed countries; the has significant repercussions for US-China relations. In another highlight, New York's Robert Houck advised Royal Bank of Scotland on numerous class actions and regulatory investigations by the CFTC, DOJ and UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into alleged manipulation of Libor and other benchmarks, and continues to assist the client with the implementation of settlement undertakings. Joshua Berman, who joined the Washington DC office from the US Department of Commerce, is representing Bruce and Nellie Ohr, as independent contractors for Fusion GPS, in congressional and senatorial investigations into President Trump's alleged collusion with the Russian government. Also in New York, Christopher Morvillo is advising Mike Lynch, founder of Autonomy, on DOJ, SEC and SFO investigations into allegations of accounting improprieties. Significant hires to the Washington DC office in 2018 included Glen Donath from Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, Robert Rice from Ropes & Gray LLP, Celeste Koeleveld from the New York State Department of Financial Services, and Daniel Silver from the Eastern District of New York.

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International trade

Within: International trade

Benefiting from a 'unique global coverage', Clifford Chance's Washington DC-based team provides 'reliable and accurate advice' to an impressive roster of banks and international corporates on economic sanctions and export controls compliance and enforcement matters. The 'superb' George Kleinfeld is 'able to draw upon vast experience of dealing with regulators and different client types' and has an 'excellent knowledge across OFAC and DOC regulations and sanctions'. Kleinfeld also handles CFIUS work, including his recent involvement, alongside lawyers from Germany and London, on the clearance necessary for Cinven, on the $2.6bn sale of Germany-based CeramTec to an investor consortium led by BC Partners. Lead US partner for the firm's global risk team, litigator David DiBari and Wendy Wysong, who splits her time between Hong Kong and Washington DC, have been advising Chinese telecoms company ZTE in a US investigation of unauthorized exports of US-origin telecoms equipment to Iran and other embargoed countries. 'Superb' counsel Jacqueline Landells also regularly provides 'able support' to Kleinfeld on OFAC matters, and Joshua Fitzhugh, who was formerly an in-house lawyer at BAE Systems, has an 'excellent understanding of the aerospace industry' and its international trade implications.

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