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Hui Chen

Former Ethics & Compliance Leader


As the first-ever Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice, Hui was the exclusive consultant to the white-collar crime federal prosecutors in the Fraud Section, reviewing corporate ethics & compliance programs of companies in areas such as anti-fraud, anti-bribery/kickback, healthcare, quality control, manipulation of financial markets, process safety, and environmental protection. She worked on landmark cases such Petrobras, Tenet Healthcare, VW, and BP’s Deepwater Horizon monitorships. She is the author of the Fraud Section’s well known “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance”, which has been widely praised by compliance practitioners and recognized by government regulators and standard setters around the world. She also consulted on all Fraud Section corporate monitorships, including hosting a training for monitors on best practices and lessons learned.

Taking her experience of working with the U.S. Government, Hui currently consults with regulatory and prosecution authorities around the world, advising them on corporate liability and evaluation of compliance programs.

Prior to being retained by the Department of Justice, Hui served as a senior compliance leader in industries such as technology (Microsoft), pharmaceutical (Pfizer), and financial services (Standard Chartered Bank). In those roles, Hui worked closely with business leaders in

  • Designing and implementing compliance programs
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Supervising global internal investigations
  • Enhancing compliance and financial processes and controls

She is well versed in the practicalities of working in matrix organizations and meeting the demands of business and operational necessities.

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