110. Navigating Local Law Conflicts to Preserve Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Matters

DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2017      TIME: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
LOCATION: City Hall, Committee Room 119

In a multi-jurisdictional legal matters, which country’s attorney-client privilege laws or similar principles will govern? What happens if local law enforcement authorities raid your clients or even your firm’s office? Our panel will focus on how to maximize “attorney-client privilege” like protections in cross-border matters where local law on attorney-client privilege may be different or even non-existent.

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Associate, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Aileen Chou

Aileen Chou focuses on securities and corporate transactions, including public and private debt, equity and hybrid securities offerings, venture capital, and other corporate finance transactions. Additionally, she advises clients regarding US securities law, corporate governance matters, periodic reporting, and other corporate matters. Prior to joining APKS, Ms. Chou worked in the corporate and capital market practice groups of other leading international law firms in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is proficient in Mandarin Chinese.


Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer

Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson

Yingxi Fu-Tomlinson is head of the firm's Shanghai office. Ms. Fu-Tomlinson's 26 years of experience in M&A and corporate law matters spans the US, China, and other Asian countries. Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has advised multinational corporations, private equity funds, and Chinese companies on a wide range of strategic and financial in-bound and out-bound investment, acquisition, restructuring, and joint venture projects in various industries. She has also represented many high-technology companies and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements, and other general corporate and commercial matters in the US.

Ms. Fu-Tomlinson has been recognized as a leading practitioner in Chambers Global (2010-2016) and Chambers Asia (2009-2016). She also has been featured in The American Lawyer and was identified by the Leading Lawyers Survey as one of Asia's leading business lawyers. She has appeared on CNBC and has been interviewed frequently by other news media such as the New York Law Journal, China Daily, Business Weekly (a China Daily publication), and Global Entrepreneur. Ms. Fu-Tomlinson also serves on several company boards and is on the panel of arbitrators of the Shanghai Arbitration Commission.

Counsel and Director of Compliance, Gap, Inc.

Brian Tomkiel

Brian K. Tomkiel is Counsel and Director of Compliance at Gap Inc., where he oversees the Company’s global anti-corruption compliance program and manages its internal compliance investigations. Prior to joining Gap. Inc, Mr. Tomkiel spent seven years at Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he was a senior associate in the firms Litigation and Government Enforcement practice group based out of San Francisco. Mr. Tomkiel has conducted many cross-border internal compliance investigations in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and international anti-corruption analogues, money laundering, trade secret theft, conflict of interest, usurpation of corporate opportunity, fraud and antitrust.

Associate, Baker & McKenzie

Christina M. Wong

Christina M. Wong is an associate in Baker McKenzie’s Litigation and Government Enforcement group in San Francisco. Ms. Wong represents domestic and multinational corporations in complex business litigation, corporate internal investigations, and white collar defense. She has conducted multi-jurisdictional internal and regulatory investigations arising out of alleged violations of the Sherman Antitrust Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and securities laws.