Global law firm Ropes & Gray announced the appointment of compliance and ethics expert Hui Chen as a senior adviser for its Insights Lab, the legal industry’s first analytics and behavioral science consulting group.
Chen, a compliance pioneer who spoke at Compliance Week’s 2019 National Conference, is a long-time—and early—advocate of data-driven compliance and the use of multidisciplinary teams to tackle ethics and compliance challenges.
She brings decades of experience as a government prosecutor and expert consultant, in-house compliance executive, academic researcher, and ethics and compliance thought leader. She has served with distinction in business, academia, and government, including as the first in-house compliance counsel expert at the Department of Justice (DOJ).
While at the DOJ, Chen advised prosecutors in the Fraud Section on corporate ethics and compliance. She was the architect of the DOJ’s corporate compliance guidance document.
Chen began her career as a federal prosecutor under the Attorney General’s Honors Program at the DOJ. She then served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, where she represented the United States in federal criminal cases involving narcotics, terrorism, and fraud.
She has held high-profile, in-house compliance positions at Microsoft, Pfizer, and Standard Chartered Bank and has experience in and advised on a range of legal and compliance topics, including anti-bribery and corruption, discrimination and harassment, antitrust and competition compliance, sanctions and money laundering, privacy and data governance, environmental compliance, and intellectual property.