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Ananda Martin

Partner, Litigation Department
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Ananda Martin is a partner in the Litigation practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Shanghai office. Her practice focuses on compliance with and disputes relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Chinese and other international anti-corruption laws as well as Asia-based general litigation and arbitration matters.

Ms. Martin counsels clients on compliance program design and implementation, due diligence in acquisitions and joint ventures, and internal investigations throughout Asia, with a specific focus on China. She regularly advises corporations operating in the healthcare, technology, financial services, real estate, construction, manufacturing and media industries.  Her clients include both multinational and Chinese companies.

In addition to her Asia-based disputes practice, Ms. Martin has also practiced litigation in New York, where she worked on a variety of complex commercial litigation matters and internal investigations involving Fortune 100 corporations.


  • Conducting an internal investigation into alleged fraud and improper payments within a multinational corporation’s Chinese sales force.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in a risk assessment of its sales and marketing activities in China.
  • Representing a technology company in investigations in China, Taiwan and Korea and recommending enhancements to its compliance program.
  • Conducting due diligence on a multinational energy services company’s third party service providers in China.
  • Designing a global compliance risk assessment of a target’s Asian and Latin American operations for a multinational telecommunications company.
  • Represented China Media Capital in its landmark joint venture with DreamWorks Animation with respect to compliance matters. This transaction was awarded “Joint Venture Deal of the Year 2012” by China Business Law Journal.
  • Conducted investigation of whistleblower complaint alleging commercial bribery for local branch of global technology company.
  • Performed compliance due diligence review of PRC pharmaceutical company for acquisition by Fortune 100 multinational corporation.
  • Designed China-focused compliance policy for emerging growth company.

Accolades and Recognitions

  • Appointed to the American Bar Association's Global Anti-Corruption Task Force.
  • Selected as Asia 21 Young Leader by Asia Society
  • U.S.-Japan Foundation Leadership Program Fellow
  • Member of National Counsel on U.S.-China Relations
  • Member of British-American Program
  • Selected as Atlantik-Brücke Young Leader
  • Mellon Fellow in the Humanities
  • Fulbright Scholar, Japan

Speaking Engagements and Publications

Ms. Martin writes and speaks regularly on developments in PRC and international anti-corruption law.

Recent speaking engagements include the following:

  • “Compliance Challenges for Japan Inc. in China and Beyond,” Japan Institute for Overseas Investment, Tokyo, Japan (October 15, 2015)
  • “Mitigating Corruption When Operating in China,” FCPA Report, Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2015)
  • “Conducting an Internal Investigation that Starts in the PRC, but has Potential FCPA Implications,” Law Seminars International Conference, Seattle, Washington (August 15, 2014)
  • “Coping with Increasingly Complex Bribery Investigations: The Role of HR in Responding to Allegations of Employee Misconduct,” 2nd In-House Counsel and HR Executive Advanced Summit on China Employment & Labor Management, Shanghai (April 22, 2014)
  • “Anti-Corruption Enforcement in China: Global Trends and Local Implications” Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard Shanghai Center (June 11, 2013)
  • “Identifying and Managing Corruption Risk in an Extended Sales Force,” Shanghai Business Review Conference (March 19, 2013)
  • “The Other Side of the Table: Representing Chinese Parties with Respect to FCPA Issues,” Shanghai AmCham Legal Committee Meeting (March 18, 2013)

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member of the California and New York State bars
  • Member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations
  • U.S.-Japan Foundation Fellow
  • Member of the American Bar Association Global Anti-Corruption Task Force


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2003
  • Columbia University, M.A. in East Asian History, 2000
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A. in Japanese language and Cultural Anthropology, 1995