China represents an increasingly important market for distribution and sale of international companies' products and services. China also looms large as a jurisdiction where companies can run aground on the shoals of anti-corruption compliance. Join Amy Sommers, partner in K&L Gates Shanghai office, for lunch as she navigates the potential pitfalls that threaten to ensnare foreign companies and shares insights on how companies can consider lessening their exposure to these risks.
Join WSCRC Members for a Special Lunch Program
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
K&L Gates LLP
925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2900
Seattle, WA 98104
To RSVP, please contact Allison Peterson at Allison.Peterson@klgates.com or at 206.370.6542
About Amy Sommers
Ms. Sommers has significant experience with corporate structuring, governance and operations issues in China including FCPA and anti-bribery compliance, customs and other government investigations and enforcement actions. She also counsels clients on various real estate investment and development issues. In the FCPA, anti-bribery areas, she has conducted FCPA-specific due diligence, counseled clients on investigations, and developed innovative tools for monitoring ‘corporate health’.
Ms. Sommers acts as K&L Gates’ primary responsible partner for TRACE International which we are honored to serve as China partner firm She also served as a Vice-Chair of the International Anti-Corruption Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law 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”. As a recognized authority on PRC anti-corruption/FCPA compliance issues in China, Ms. Sommers is a frequent author and interviewee on this subject.