Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Wendy Wysong leads the Hong Kong office for Steptoe & Johnson, focusing on regulatory compliance and white-collar defense of international laws, including the ITAR, EAR, OFAC sanctions laws and regulations and US anti-boycott laws, as well as the FCPA. As a former Assistant US Attorney in Washington and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement in the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), 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 25 sanctions lawyers to have on speed dial. Her notable experience includes leading an international team that represented a Chinese telecommunications company charged with violating US export controls and sanctions, and securing the first ever "Temporary General License" enabling the company to stay in business during the multi-agency investigation.