Chinese Companies in the Current U.S. Legal and Regulatory Environment
Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm | Rutgers Law School, Room 070, 123 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102
Chinese companies investing in the United States encounter vast institutional gaps, and crossing the gaps has become more challenging due to the deterioration of U.S.-China relations. How do and should the Chinese companies react? On October 25, 2018, Rutgers Law School and the Center for Corporate Law & Governance will organize a panel discussion that focuses on the adaptation (or lack thereof) by Chinese companies to the current U.S. legal and regulatory environment. Panelists will comment on the topic from a variety of perspectives. The event is open to the public and followed by a reception.
Moderator: Douglas Eakeley, Alan V. Lowenstein Professor of Corporate and Business Law and Distinguished Practice Professor, and Founder/Co-Director, Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance.
Please RSVP by October 22, 2018: https://law.rutgers.edu/chinese-companies-current-us-legal-and-regulatory-environment
For CLE credit, please register on the IPE website: https://ipe.rutgers.edu/ipe_reg.php?event_id=567.
- Hui Chen is Distinguished Research Fellow at Rutgers Law School and a corporate ethics and compliance leader, who served as the first Compliance Counsel Expert at the U.S. Department of Justice from November, 2015 to June, 2017. In that role, she provided expert guidance to federal prosecutors and corporate monitors in evaluating companies’ corporate ethics and compliance programs, including authoring the “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” documented released in February 2017. She had begun her career as a federal prosecutor in the Department of Justice in Washington DC and New York, then served in senior legal and compliance positions in Microsoft Corporation, Pfizer In., and Standard Chartered Bank, in locations ranging from Munich and Beijing to New York and London. She received her law degree from the University of California in Los Angeles.
- Alex Hao is a partner at JunHe’s New York office. Alex has been practicing law in New York since 2003, and joined JunHe in 2011 after eight years at two leading U.S. law firms (White & Case; Vinson & Elkins). Alex has significant experience in corporate, M&A, finance and FDI matters involving China. He also advises US clients on complying with China’s rapidly developing laws in areas such as anti-bribery, anti-monopoly, labor and employment, and national security. In addition, Alex acts as outside general counsel for many Chinese clients doing business in the U.S. (including some of China’s largest developers, banks and manufacturers) and links them with U.S. lawyers and other professionals. Alex frequently speaks and writes on China-related legal and business issues, and has been interviewed by leading Chinese and U.S. media. He co-chairs Practicing Law Institute’s annual seminar on Doing Business in and with Emerging Markets. Alex received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
- Stephanie Xiaofeng Lin is currently the Associate General Counsel of Greenland USA’s New York/Eastern Region office, representing Greenland on the development of Pacific Park Brooklyn, a $6 billion public-private mixed-use project in Downtown Brooklyn being developed by a Greenland USA and Forest City Ratner Companies joint venture. She also supports communication of the management of Greenland USA with and ad hoc executive reports to Greenland Group in Shanghai, China. Prior to that, Stephanie worked at a boutique law firm in New York City, advising international clients including at least 10 Chinese businesses, with her practices focusing on general corporate matters and capital markets transactions. Stephanie received her LL.M. degree from New York University, School of Law.
- Jiang Liu is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Financial Services Practice in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Liu’s practice spans a broad range of bank regulatory work, and he has significant experience representing foreign and U.S. financial institutions. Mr. Liu has in-depth knowledge of the regulations applicable to foreign and U.S. financial institutions. He regularly provides advice in connection with the Bank Holding Company Act, the Volcker Rule, bank securities activities, and U.S. bank and non-bank acquisitions, among other things. He has a substantial practice representing foreign financial institutions, especially those in China, related to their U.S. activities. Mr. Liu is recommended by Legal 500 2018 for Financial Services Regulation. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Mr. Liu worked at a leading international law firm in their Hong Kong and New York offices. Mr. Liu received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Emory University.
- Anne Salladin is a special counsel at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She joined Stroock after nearly 20 years of service in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She is one of the only attorneys from Treasury with experience advising the chair of CFIUS to enter private practice. Ms. Salladin represents foreign and domestic clients in various industries before CFIUS and handles matters related to the mitigation of foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) under national security regulations. As Senior Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Ms. Salladin had responsibility for providing legal advice on CFIUS matters and participated in the review and investigation of well over 500 transactions filed with CFIUS, including many of the major Chinese acquisitions of U.S. businesses in recent years. She also participated in revising and implementing the CFIUS regulations. Before joining the Treasury Department, Ms. Salladin spent several years with a major international law firm in New York City, where she practiced corporate and securities law. Ms. Salladin began her career as an officer with the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, where she had responsibility for relationships with Japanese financial institutions. Ms. Salladin received her J.D. from University of Virginia School of Law.
- Ji Li is Professor of Law at Rutgers University and a member of the Associate Faculty of the Division of Global Affairs. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, he practiced corporate and tax law for several years in the New York office of an international firm. Professor Li’s teaching and scholarship explores a broad range of topics including international business transactions, taxation, contracts, comparative law, Chinese law, and empirical legal studies. His first book, “The Clash of Capitalisms? Chinese Companies in the United States,” published by Cambridge University Press, explores the adaptation of Chinese companies, including state-owned Chinese companies, to general US institutions and their compliance (or lack of compliance) with US laws governing tax, employment equality, and national security review of foreign investments. His second book, which is in progress and under contract with Cambridge University Press, presents a unified theory to analyze judicial behavior in China. Professor Li received a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Yale Law School where he was an Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy.