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Wendy  Wysong

Wendy Wysong

Wendy Wysong leads Clifford Chance's 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, Wendy 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, defence, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, consumer goods, and energy sectors. Wendy and her team received unprecedented dual recognition in 2017 as the "Export Controls Law Firm of the Year, USA" and the "Export Controls/Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, Rest of the World" by World Export Controls Review (World ECR). Wendy led and coordinated the international team which represented a Chinese telecommunications company charged with violating U.S. export controls and sanctions, securing the first ever "Temporary General License" enabling their company to stay in business during the multi-agency investigation.

In 2015 Wendy was named by Global Investigations Review as one of 100 remarkable women operating in the field of investigations around the world.