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John Tan counsels clients on internal and government investigations, privacy and cybersecurity matters, and corporate compliance.

Mr. Tan brings a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspective to his work, drawing on his experience as a trial and appellate lawyer and as in-house investigative counsel. He has advised clients across multiple industries and has particular experience in the life sciences and healthcare, automotive, and energy sectors. Clients describe Mr. Tan as "detailed" and "meticulous," and having "a very in-depth view of the Chinese legal system." His work includes counseling companies on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption regulations, responding to government inquiries, developing compliance programs, and conducting compliance due diligence for corporate transactions. Mr. Tan also advises companies on privacy compliance and the creation of cross-border data strategies and assists companies in conducting data security and cybersecurity reviews.

Mr. Tan previously served as China Regional Compliance Director for Pfizer from 2010 to 2012.

Mr. Tan began his career as a public defender in the District of Columbia, where he handled numerous bench and jury trials and argued before the DC Court of Appeals five times. Mr. Tan has lived in Shanghai since 2005 and is fluent in Mandarin.

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Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption (International Firms) - China
4
Band 4

John Tan of Arnold & Porter's Shanghai office advises clients on contentious and advisory anti-corruption and regulatory issues. A client brands him a "brilliant partner and trusted adviser who is able to marry his considerable knowledge with practical know-how." A second client says: "I like working with John because of his effectiveness and quick response time. He is also fluent in both English and Chinese, which makes working with him much easier when there are both Chinese and American parties involved."

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