Amy L. Sommers

OVERVIEW

Amy L. Sommers is an American lawyer whose career has focused on China-related matters. Her involvement in China goes back over 30 years, when she first started studying Mandarin. For over a decade, she resided in Shanghai, advising multinational companies on their strategic initiatives, during a period of rapid economic development, social change and maturation in China’s legal system. 

Ms. Sommers has significant experience with governance and operations issues in China including FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, customs and other government investigations and enforcement actions. In the FCPA, anti-bribery areas, she has represented clients in enforcement actions and in carrying out extensive, multi-jurisdictional investigations, conducted FCPA-specific due diligence, conducted trainings (in Chinese and English) on compliance and governance topics, and developed innovative tools for monitoring ‘corporate health’.

She is a long-time member of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law, as has served in various roles including Vice-Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Committee from 2012-13. Previously, she served as a Chair of the China Law Committee of the ABA Section of International Law from 2004-07; in 2006-07, the China Committee received the Section’s “Best Overall Committee Award”.

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