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Paul Hastings’ Global Investigations Practice Adds Top Investigations and Litigation Partner in Asia

January 13, 2020

Hong Kong/Shanghai – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global lawShaun Wu firm, announced today that Shaun Wu has joined the firm’s Investigations and White Collar Defense practice as a partner in Asia. 

“Shaun’s strong reputation and global experiences will be a boon to our clients whom are increasingly dealing with cross-border litigation and investigation issues in several of our key markets. Investing significantly in our leading Investigations and White Collar Defense practice across Asia, Europe, Latin American and the United States continues to be a focus for us,” said Seth Zachary.

“I’m excited to join Paul Hastings and to be part of its growing global platform. My clients are looking forward to benefiting from the firm’s strength in Asia and overall offering,” said Wu.

Wu is an accomplished investigations and litigation partner who focuses on corporate investigations, anti-corruption compliance and white collar defense. He has extensive experience advising corporate clients in China and across Asia-Pacific for the past decade. Wu represents multinational corporations in investigations and compliance reviews involving China, with a focus on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), bribery, corruption, fraud, misconduct, and other enforcement matters. He has also served as the Compliance Monitor and Investigator to various corporations debarred by the World Bank for fraudulent practices, assessing and monitoring the implementation of their compliance policies. In addition, Wu has acted in a wide range of cross-border disputes involving governments, state-owned enterprises, multinational corporations and financial institutions in U.S., U.K., Asia and offshore court litigation as well as international arbitration.

This news follows other recent hires in the Investigations & White Collar Defense practice at Paul Hastings, including Nicola Bonucci, Director for Legal Affairs for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Jonathan Drimmer, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Barrick Gold, Matt Herrington and Tom Best from Steptoe & Johnson LLP, and Peter Axelrod, U.S. Department of Justice Attaché for France and Monaco.

Paul Hastings’ Investigations and White Collar Defense practice includes senior defense lawyers and former enforcement attorneys from both the DOJ and SEC, and has played key roles in groundbreaking FCPA settlements over the last decade. The practice has handled investigations in more than 40 countries around the world, and is consistently ranked in the top 25 of Global Investigations Review’s (GIR) ranking of the world’s leading cross-border investigations practices. The firm was also named GIR’s “Most Impressive Investigations Practice”, and the practice and its lawyers have been recognized by The Financial Times, The American Lawyer, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, among others.


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