Event Details

AmCham China member companies face complex compliance concerns in China. Please join AmCham China’s Compliance Committee for a kick-off event featuring a panel discussion on anti-bribery enforcement and handling whistleblower claims effectively.

Whistleblowing has become an important part of a compliance professional’s work in China. The Compliance Committee co-chairs will discuss recent developments and enforcement trends and moderate a panel of in-house compliance professionals discussing the practical aspects of handling whistleblowers, including:
  • How to assess merits of claims?
  • How to protect whistleblowers?
  • How to deal with malicious whistleblowing?
  • How to manage an effective whistleblower system in a large bicultural company?


2 PM - 2:10 PM
Update on 2016 SEC and DOJ FCPA Cases and Thoughts on 2017 Enforcement Trends
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM
Update on China Anti-Bribery Enforcement Trends and Potential Impact on FIEs
2:15 PM - 3 PM
3 PM - 3:30 PM
Audience Q&A
3:30 PM - 4 PM


  • Katharine Bostick (Assistant General Counsel Director of Compliance & Litigation at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd)

    Katharine Bostick

    Assistant General Counsel Director of Compliance & Litigation at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd

    Katharine A. Bostick is currently Assistant General Counsel and Director of Compliance & Litigation, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. Based in Beijing, Katharine leads Microsoft’s Compliance and Litigation team for the Greater China Region. She serves as a trusted advisor on a broad range of complex compliance & litigation matters. She leads Microsoft’s teams covering risk management through programs, policies, remediation strategies and leads Microsoft’s internal investigations, including FCPA, other governmental investigations, and litigation.

    Prior to her current role she served as the Compliance & Litigation Director for Microsoft’s Asia Pacific & Japan from 2007 to October 2014. Katharine has been with Microsoft in the Asia Pacific region for over 15 years. Prior to her Compliance & Litigation Roles she led Microsoft’s Intellectual Property and Digital Crime enforcement programs throughout Asia. Before joining Microsoft, she served as a federal prosecutor for over 11 years, in three offices, including the Southern District of New York, Northern District of California and the Department of Justice offices in Washington D.C. She is a member of the New York, California, and Washington D.C bars.

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  • Susan Munro (Managing Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP Beijing Representative Office)

    Susan Munro

    Managing Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP Beijing Representative Office

    Susan Munro is a Partner in the International Department of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, based in Beijing. She has lived and worked in China and Hong Kong for 30 years and has acquired extensive knowledge and experience of Asian business and legal environments. Ms. Munro earned a degree in Chinese from the University of London and pursued postgraduate studies at Fudan University in Shanghai before undertaking legal studies in the U.K. and Hong Kong. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinesee and works in Chinese on a daily basis.

    Ms. Munro is part of Steptoe’s multi-office and cross-disciplinary team that works together to provide clients with comprehensive advice on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act and related anti-corruption laws around the world. She has advised investment banks, insurance companies, IT companies, cosmetics, food, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment companies on compliance with anti-bribery laws. She regularly assists clients with the development and implementation of compliance policies tailored for China and conducts training for clients in Chinese. Over the past 15 years, she has conducted more than 25 internal investigations involving anti-bribery and books and records issues and related accounting and disclosure requirements for companies operating throughout Asia. She also regularly works on earnings management investigations for U.S. listed companies operating in Asia.

    In related practices, Ms. Munro advises clients on China and Hong Kong employment, cyber security and data privacy issues. She has been active in Hong Kong and China based arbitrations for more than 15 years and has advised clients in relation to disputes before the China International Economic Trade and Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the ICC, the HKIAC, and the LCIA. She also regularly advises clients on cross-border litigation involving the U.S., the U.K., Hong Kong and China.

    Ms. Munro qualified as a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law, London before being called to the Bar of England & Wales and to the Bar of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. Subsequently, she qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales. She is recommended in the Dispute Resolution and Anti-Corruption categories Chambers Asia 2012 and 2013.

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  • Michael Liu (Of Counsel at Hylands Law Firm)

    Michael Liu

    Of Counsel at Hylands Law Firm

    Michael Liu is the Of Counsel of Hylands Law Firm. He also chairs the Legal Committee of AmCham China. He is member of different international associations such as the International Trademark Association (IINTA) as well as TerraLex and has given presentations on Chinese law at many international conferences.

    Michael earned a Bachelor degree from Peking University and his Master degree from China University of Political Science and Law.

    Michael has broad practice areas such Business IP, Culture & Entertainment, Chinese Outbound investment, and Dispute Resolution. He teaches the Chinese Trademark Law and Litigation at Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Science in Germany.

    Michael has been practicing for almost 8 years. He used to work for Stoel Rives LLP, a West Coast US law firm in their Seattle Office. He has provided legal services for many international companies as well as Chinese companies.

    Michael has represented a well-known international media and entertainment company and handled many issues of compliance in relation with online talent show in China. He provides legal opinions to a world-famous NGO on the issues of compliance, registration and labor; He has been leading the litigation team to represent one of the American banks in 30 on-going litigations on Finance Leasing Contract Dispute.

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  • Iris Sung (Regional Compliance Counsel at Intel)

    Iris Sung

    Regional Compliance Counsel at Intel

    Iris Sung is the Regional Compliance Counsel for Intel, and reports directly to Intel Chief Compliance Officer. She once served as an interim Head of the Global Anti-Corruption Compliance Group for almost half year in late 2015 to early 2016 in addition to her role as Regional Compliance Counsel.

    As Intel Regional Compliance Counsel, Iris oversees the anti-corruption and antitrust compliance program in the Greater Asia Region, including PRC, APAC and Japan. She is also responsible for the code of conduct matters, and leads all the legal-led investigations in the Region.

    Iris was a private practitioner for almost 10 years before she started her regulatory and compliance profession by joining the enforcement agencies in Hong Kong respectively for privacy and sector-specific antitrust law enforcement around 2003. She then moved into in-house as a compliance profession focusing on antitrust and anti-corruption compliance. She held several senior positions in both areas respectively in Nortel Networks and Tata Communications before joining Intel in 2011.

    Iris has received education in Hong Kong and graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. She has a master degree in Business Administration from the University of Warwick. She was admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong in 1995.

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  • Qian Wang (Regional Compliance Director of Pfizer)

    Qian Wang

    Regional Compliance Director of Pfizer

    Qian Wang is a Regional Compliance Director at Pfizer Inc and is based in Beijing. Qian specializes in internal investigations in her current role, and she works closely with other functions on remediation and other aspects of risk management. Before joining Pfizer, Qian was in private practice at the New York office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, and her practice areas include commercial litigation, intellectual property and FCPA.

    Qian received her J.D. and Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Life Sciences at the Peking University.

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Member Only
Member Price (Pay at the door) RMB 150
Employee of Member Company
Standard Price RMB 250
Door Price RMB 600