Wendy Wysong – Partner at Clifford Chance U.S. LLP

wendy wysong, asia pacific compliance expert

Wendy L. Wysong, a litigation partner with Clifford Chance, maintains offices in Hong Kong and Washington D.C.  She offers clients advice and representation on compliance and enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Arms Export Control Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and OFAC Economic Sanctions.  She was appointed by the State Department as the ITAR Special Compliance Official for Xe Services (formerly Blackwater) in 2010.

Ms. Wysong combines her experience as a former federal prosecutor with the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia for 16 years with her regulatory background as the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce.  She managed its enforcement program and was involved in the development and implementation of foreign policy through export controls across the administration, including the Departments of Justice, State, Treasury, and Homeland Security, as well as the intelligence community.]

Ms. Wysong received her law degree in 1984 from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was a member of the University of Virginia Law Review.

Contact information:

Wendy L. Wysong
Clifford Chance
28th Floor Jardine House
One Connaught Place
Hong Kong
+852 2826 3460
+852 9280 3612 (cell)


2001 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
+1 202 912 5030
+1 202 290 7634

Articles by Wendy Wysong

When a Regulator Calls: The Use of Information Obtained From Compulsory Examinations – Lessons From the Australian Experience

Regulators can and do compel witnesses to provide information in the course of an investigation. And at times, regulatory agencies have used that evidence, obtained compulsatorily, to prosecute the very witnesses that coughed it up. Have these witnesses' right to silence have been violated? If a regulator calls, you'll want to know your rights!


Has the Panda Finally Come in From the Cold?

China has long taken an isolated approach to battling corruption. But things appear to be changing. The PRC is becoming an active participant in international law enforcement, striking deals with various nations with regard to extradition, police cooperation and criminal and judicial assistance. So is China merely protecting its own interests, or is there something bigger ...


Medical Device Loans: Transparency is Key to Anti-Corruption

Medical device firms have long loaned hospitals their equipment rent free with the understanding that the institutions will give them a certain amount of business in other areas. While this business model is pervasive in the health care industry and has generally gone unchallenged, it may in fact be a form of bribery. The risks with this ...


Cutting Off the Ugly Head of Private Sector Corruption In Singapore

Singapore's judicial system is broadcasting a pretty plain message: corruption -- whether in the private sector or in the public sector -- will not be tolerated. In a recent case involving bribery of a marine surveying consultant, the courts handed down an unusually strict sentence. This case can serve as a warning: the country's policy on corruption ...