Rachel Hou is a China Associate in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings.
Her practice focuses on anti-corruption and regulatory compliance, and corporate transactional matters. Ms. Hou has extensive experience in corporate and compliance- related due-diligence, conducting compliance investigations, designing and enhancing compliance programs, and conducting anti-corruption training with a focus on the pharmaceutical industry.
Ms. Hou passed the bar in China in 2017, but does not hold a current practicing certificate. Ms. Hou is fluent in English and Mandarin.
Fudan University Law School, LL.B., 2015 (Summa Cum Laude)
Conducted a series of significant internal investigations on behalf of several global biopharmaceutical companies for its mainland China operations involving improper payments, books and records violations, off-label promotion, embezzlement and other compliance related issues.
Conducted periodic compliance reviews on behalf of a world-leading medical device and pharmaceutical company for its mainland China operations and participated in the ensuing investigations.
Conducted an internal investigation on behalf of an international medical device company for its subsidiary's business operations in mainland China. The investigation result triggered the company's DOJ/SEC self-reporting obligation under the FCPA.
Represented a global investment firm in its acquisition of two Chinese private hospitals and conducted compliance reviews of their business, compliance programs and company policies.
Participated in a DOJ monitorship program on behalf of a world-leading aerospace company to enhance its anti-corruption program in Asia Pacific.
Advised one of the largest integrated shipping companies in China on general corporate and compliance matters in relation to its potential investment in a Chinese energy technology company and such company's assets and facilities in the U.S.
Conducted due diligence on potential corporate targets in mainland China for an international logistics service company associated with its acquisition of 30% of the issued shares of a Hong Kong logistics service company.
Participated in due diligence for a Japanese real estate company in connection with its contemplated investment in a Cayman company for its warehouse operations in China.
Advised a Germany-based software company regarding employment considerations in the termination of a senior manager in its Chinese business.