Wendy leads the Hong Kong office of Steptoe & Johnson, focusing her practice on regulatory compliance and white-collar defense of international laws, including the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and US anti-boycott laws, as well as government fraud and public corruption. She represents clients throughout the United States and Asia in the logistics, defense, aerospace, healthcare, telecommunications, gaming, consumer goods, and energy sectors.
Ranked as a Band 1 practitioner by Chambers in its Asia Pacific and Global guides, Wendy is "at the top of her game technically" and "brilliant at bringing to bear a global picture of how regulators react," according to clients. 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.
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.
As a former Assistant US Attorney in Washington and 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.