Internationally recognized ethics and compliance leader Hui Chen will join Rutgers Law School as a Distinguished Research Fellow for the 2018-19 academic year. She will contribute to Rutgers Law’s business curriculum, engage in research projects, and contribute her expertise to the Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance (CCLG) and the Rutgers Center for Government Compliance and Ethics (RCGCE).
“We are thrilled that Hui has joined us and we look forward to working with her on a wide range of governance and compliance initiatives," said Arthur Laby, Professor of Law and Co-Director of CCLG.
Chen is known for being focused on the use of data analytics and academic research findings in enhancing ethics and compliance and applying them in practical settings across cultures. She has worked on-the-ground in key emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
“With her extraordinary range and depth of experience in both the public and private sectors, Hui will be a valuable asset to the Center and to Rutgers Law School," said Co-Dean Michael T. Cahill.
Chen served as the first Compliance Counsel Expert at the United States Department of Justice, where she was the exclusive consultant to the white-collar crime federal prosecutors in the Fraud Section and reviewed corporate ethics and compliance programs. She worked on landmark cases, including Petrobras, Tenet Healthcare, VW, and BP’s Deepwater Horizon monitorships.
She is the author of the Fraud Section’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance,” which was widely praised by compliance practitioners and recognized by government regulators and standard setters around the world.
Chen also served as a senior compliance leader at multiple global corporations across the technology, pharmaceutical, and financial services sectors at companies including Microsoft, Pfizer, and Standard Chartered Bank. In those roles, she worked closely with business leaders in designing and implementing compliance programs, conducting risk assessments, supervising global internal investigations, and enhancing compliance and financial processes and controls.
Chen received her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.