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The voice of reason: Q&A with Hui Chen

Bill Coffin | September 19, 2017

After a successful career as a prosecutor and as corporate counsel, Hui Chen made headlines in 2015 when she joined the Department of Justice’s Fraud Division as its first-ever compliance consultant, a role meant to help the Justice Department and corporate compliance departments better understand each other so the latter could more easily abide by the demands of the former. Specifically, she helped prosecutors develop appropriate benchmarks for evaluating corporate compliance and remediation measures, and communicating those benchmarks with stakeholders … namely, companies under the Department’s jurisdiction. Companies appreciated Chen’s work as well, because the guidance she helped to develop gave them a better idea of what to expect as they tried to secure prosecution agreements and abide by monitoring and other conditions.

Chen made headlines once again in 2017 when she resigned from her position at the Justice Department as her...

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