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Jieni Ji

Of Counsel


Hong Kong SAR


Jieni focuses on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, internal investigations, governmental enforcement actions, data protection, complex cross-border commercial litigations, economic sanctions, and AML.

Jieni regularly counsels clients on inquiries and investigations initiated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Jieni is one of the few first U.S.-qualified attorneys in Asia representing global corporations in compliance matters, corporate investigations and cross-border litigations. A native Mandarin speaker with significant international experience, her practice combines an in-depth knowledge of the law with a keen understanding of the latest enforcement trends and business conditions in Asia to provide effective legal and strategic counselling to clients.

She has advised clients on numerous high-profile investigations and litigations of many “firsts,” which received wide media coverage. She has handled hundreds of compliance investigations and conducted over 1,000 interviews across Asia, including Greater China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, India and Indonesia. Jieni also has extensive experience advising many clients on launching and implementing their first comprehensive compliance programs in China and Greater Asia.

In addition to regulatory compliance matters, Jieni has also advised clients on complex U.S. litigations. She has represented many of the most prominent multinational companies and leading Asian companies in various sectors, including healthcare, pharmaceutical, medical device, energy, financial, industrial and automobile.


Representative matters

A leading multinational information and analytics company in a cross-border investigation that has been self-reported to the U.S. and U.K. anti-corruption authorities. 

A Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company’s various anti-bribery and anti-corruption investigations in Asia.

A leading international business consulting company in a DOJ and SEC investigation on allegations of FCPA violations in China. 

A multinational information and analytics company with various compliance and internal investigations related to all of its business units throughout Asia. 

Pro bono

Advised SG Her Empowerment, a Singapore-based independent platform that champions gender equity, on combating cyber violence against women.

Published Work

• Chen L., Ji J., (2023), “How Companies Can Comply With China's Cybersecurity Rules”, New York City: Law360

Speaking Engagements

• Presenter, Regulatory Update in Hong Kong and the United States, Shearman & Sterling and the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, September 2023 • Co-presenter, Regulatory update in Hong Kong and the U.S., Shearman & Sterling and the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, August 2023 • Presenter, Introduction of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Thailand Governance, Risk and Compliance Academy, June 2023 • Co-presenter, Investigations in Asia – China, Shearman & Sterling, November 2020 • Co-presenter, U.S. Securities Enforcement Trends Under President Biden – Should U.S.-Listed Chinese Companies Get Ready Now?, Shearman & Sterling & KPMG, December 2020 • Presenter, Global Corporate Ethics, Compliance and Governance, International Law Forum by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, December 2020 • Presenter, U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls, International Law Forum by Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, December 2019 • Presenter, Navigating Data Protection in Cross-border Investigations, China Legal Big Data Congress, November 2014

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

• Member, American Bar Association • Member, Shanghai Bar Association Special Committee • Member, Women's White Collar Defense Association



People's Republic of China (non-practicing), 2009 

New York, 2011

Hong Kong (Registered Foreign Lawyer), 2022


Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts, Fudan University, 2009

LL.M., University of Virginia School of Law, 2010


English, Mandarin Chinese
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.