About Us

We are experienced in all facets of ethics & compliance work, from initial inception to continuous monitoring and testing – including, program design and maintenance, effectiveness testing, monitoring, training and more.

With combined ethics & compliance experience in excess of 30 years, our co-directors have served as both external and internal counsel and ethics & compliance advisors to numerous multinational corporations and government enforcers and regulators. We bring these experiences to assist companies in designing and enhancing their ethics & compliance programs and practices to operate in the global framework. We believe an ethics & compliance program should support the business by providing strategic guidance and efficient processes. We also bring the international experience and cross-cultural understanding to help companies contextualize those guidance and processes.

 

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Education

●     J.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

●     B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1988

Bar Membership

●     Washington D.C. Bar

 

Hui Chen

As the first-ever Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice, Hui (pronounced “hway”) 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.

 

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Honors:

●    Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: White-Collar in 2013-2018

●     Selected as a Who’s Who Legal: Business Crime Defence 2016, 2017 and 2018

●     Recommended by The Legal 500 United States (White-Collar Criminal Defense) 2016

●     Named one of top 100 Women in Investigations globally by GIR (Global Investigations Review)

●     Selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense for the past 6 years.

Education

●     J.D., University of California, Davis School of Law, 1994

●     B.A., University of California, Davis, 1991

Bar Memberships

●     State Bar of California

●     Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Pamela Davis

Pamela R. Davis, has extensive experience in all facets of compliance.

Pam focuses her practice on defending companies and individuals in government investigations involving white collar and regulatory matters.  She has conducted numerous investigations for domestic and multinational organizations throughout the world. Pam has been selected two times by the SEC and DOJ as an FCPA Monitor, involving a medical device company and a banking technology company.  Pam gained the unique distinction of being selected three times by the U.S. government to serve as an independent FCPA monitor when she was recently selected by the SEC as the Independent Compliance Consultant for a separate medical device company.

In addition to her investigative practice, Pam conducts global reviews of existing compliance plans, FCPA Policies and Global Codes of Ethics, as well as due diligence associated with M&A work. She assists clients in revising existing FCPA and Global Codes of Ethics to fit today’s heightened focus on anticorruption legislation. In addition to her significant work on compliance projects and global investigation matters, she also represented  companies and individuals in connection with a variety of other matters, including, health care fraud, antitrust offenses, securities fraud, trade secrets theft allegations, securities and export violations, mail and wire fraud, and environmental cases. Additionally, when a matter cannot, or should not be settled, she has substantial trial and courtroom experience in broad-based U.S. state and federal criminal matters, and related civil litigation, including more than 50 jury and court trials.

Before joining HuiChenEthics, Pam was most recently a partner at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, and before that a partner at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary LLP. At the beginning of her career, she served as a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Contra Costa.

She was selected as a 2012 – 2018 Northern California Super Lawyer in White Collar Criminal Defense.

Pam currently serves on the on the BASF Criminal Executive Committee.