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Wendy Wysong is the managing partner of Steptoe & Johnson’s Hong Kong office and co-chair of the firm’s investigations and white-collar defence group. She focuses her practice on regulatory compliance and white-collar defence of international laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and US anti-boycott laws.
As a former Assistant US Attorney in Washington and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement in the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, Wendy offers clients a unique combination of experience and insight as both a prosecutor and regulator before courts and agencies.
Ranked as a Band 1 practitioner by Chambers in its Asia-Pacific and Global guides, clients report that Wendy is ‘at the top of her game technically’ and ‘brilliant at bringing to bear a global picture of how regulators react’. One insider noted that ‘she is the most experienced white-collar export lawyer that I know’. Additionally, Global Investigations Review named her as one of the 100 remarkable women operating in the field of investigations around the world and she was named one of the Top 100 Women in Litigation by Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020.
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