About Hui Chen

Hui Chen

For organizations seeking to manage ethics and compliance risks at the strategic level, Hui Chen offers the unique experiences and insights that come from a cross-industry career spanning the globe. [“Hui” is pronounced “hway”.]

Experience and Qualification

As the first-ever Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice, Hui was the exclusive consultant to the white-collar crime federal prosecutors in the Fraud Section, reviewing corporate ethics & compliance programs of companies in areas such as anti-fraud, anti-bribery/kickback, healthcare, quality control, manipulation of financial markets, process safety, and environmental protection. She worked on landmark cases such Petrobras, Tenet Healthcare, VW, and BP’s Deepwater Horizon monitorships. She is the author of the Fraud Section’s well known “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance”, which has been widely praised by compliance practitioners and recognized by government regulators and standard setters around the world. She also consulted on all Fraud Section corporate monitorships, including hosting a training for monitors on best practices and lessons learned.

Taking her experience of working with the U.S. Government, Hui currently consults with companies as well as regulatory and enforcement authorities around the world, advising them on corporate ethics and compliance programs.

Prior to being retained by the Department of Justice, Hui served as a senior compliance leader in industries such as technology (Microsoft), pharmaceutical (Pfizer), and financial services (Standard Chartered Bank). In those roles, Hui worked closely with business leaders in
– designing and implementing compliance programs,
– conducting risk assessments,
– supervising global internal investigations, and
– enhancing compliance and financial processes and controls.
She is well versed in the practicalities of working in matrix organizations and meeting the demands of business and operational necessities.

Cross-cultural Expertise

Hui is particularly experienced in addressing the cross-cultural challenges of ethics and compliance. Aside from having resided on three continents (America, Europe, and Asia), Hui has worked on-the-ground in key emerging markets in the world, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China. She is conversant in Italian, Russian, and Mandarin Chinese.

Education and bar membership

Hui received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.