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Rachel Hou

Associate, Litigation Department


Phone: 86-21-6103-2726
Fax: 86-21-6170-6126


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.


Chinese (Mandarin)


Harvard Law School, LL.M. 2022
Fudan University School of Law, LL.B. 2015

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