As a U.S. attorney who has worked in China for over decade, Calvin Ding has deep experience in international anti-corruption advisory and investigations, cross-border litigation and e-discovery, as well as compliance with Chinese anti-trust, anti-bribery, and privacy laws.
In the anti-corruption space, Calvin frequently advises companies on comprehensive compliance programs, risk assessments, pre-transaction compliance diligence, government policies, and internal investigations. Having spent several years working on the day-to-day implementation of an FCPA compliance program in China to address what is very likely the largest FCPA case brought by the U.S. Government in recent years, Calvin has developed a keen understanding and anticipation for the ways the U.S. Government evaluates official corruption issues and the steps a company takes to forestall and remediate such problems. As a secondee, Calvin formerly worked to establish the Greater China anti-corruption compliance function of one of the largest hotel chains in the world with over 150 properties situated in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In addition, Calvin has served as a member of the compliance monitor team in evaluating an international medical device manufacturer’s anti-corruption compliance programs and submitting recommendations to the company and an international financial institution regarding the adequacy of those programs.
Calvin has a deep understanding of the cultural and legal issues that Chinese companies face when undertaking litigation, administrative and dispute resolution proceedings in the U.S. and leverages this understanding to assist clients in matters involving intellectual property, trade secret misappropriation, antitrust, business tort, and complex business disputes. His clients have included Chinese companies (both state-owned and non-state-owned) and individuals from diverse industries including technology (including artificial intelligence), manufacturing, e-commerce, automotive, pharmaceuticals and chemicals. Calvin maintains considerable relationships with Chinese local counsel and effectively coordinates litigation and arbitral proceedings in China.
Calvin is a native Mandarin speaker. Prior to attending law school, Calvin worked as a research analyst at a leading Washington, D.C.-based think tank and interned for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson.