CCI Welcomes New Columnists for Asia, Brazil Compliance & Investigations

Corporate Compliance Insights is proud to introduce three new expert columnists that will bring more value and insight into their areas of expertise.

wendy wysong, asia pacific compliance expert

Wendy Wysong of Clifford Chance,

Asia Pacific Compliance

Wendy Wysong is CCI’s Asia Pacific compliance expert. Wendy, a litigation partner with Clifford Chance, maintains offices in Hong Kong and Washington D.C. She offers clients advice and representation on compliance and enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the Arms Export Control Act, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and OFAC Economic Sanctions. She was appointed by the State Department as the ITAR Special Compliance Official for Xe Services (formerly Blackwater) in 2010.

For her CCI debut, Wendy kicks off her column with the first part of Grease, Gift or Graft? Boundaries of Business Courtesies in China.

Michael Diaz Jr - Brazil compliance columnistMichael Diaz Jr. of Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP,

Compliance in Brazil

Michael Diaz Jr.‘s focus is Compliance in Brazil. He is founder and managing partner of Diaz, Reus & Targ LLP and an international business litigation and transactions lawyer who represents international clients on cross border investments, project finance and corporate transactions on behalf of foreign and multinational companies, multinational financial institutions, foreign governments and state-owned entities.

Michael gives you the Top 5 Corporate Compliance Issues Facing Brazil in his first article.

Lindsay Walker of Customer Expressions Corporation,

Lindsay Walker Investigation Insights

Investigation Insights

A familiar face to CCI readers, we welcome Lindsay Walker as she provides tips and tricks for conducting internal investigations. Lindsay Walker is the corporate journalist at Customer Expressions Corporation, developers of the i-Sight investigative case management software platform, an integrated and customizable solution for corporate investigations. She maintains the company blog at i-Sight.com.

For Lindsay’s first official column piece, she gives you 5 Ways Investigators Can Destroy an Internal Investigation.

About the Author

Lindsey Perkins Wade

Sarah-K.-GiestingSarah K. Giesting is an associate in the Health Care and Life Sciences Practice in the firm's New York office. Ms. Giesting's practice focuses on compliance and regulatory issues within the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology industries. Ms. Giesting's experience includes:

  • Counseling clients on state and federal health care fraud and abuse issues, compliance and regulatory parameters, and industry guidance, including sales and marketing practices, consulting relationships, grants, CME programs, and off-label promotion
  • Representing health care entities in connection with government investigations, inquiries, and settlements
  • Developing and implementing corporate compliance programs and compliance training programs
  • Advising on state and federal marketing and disclosure laws
  • Conducting internal compliance reviews and investigations
  • Conducting health regulatory due diligence for transactions in the life sciences industry
Ms. Giesting frequently writes and speaks on topics impacting pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Giesting was a Compliance Specialist, Senior Consultant at a New York-based consulting firm, where she offered compliance guidance to pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies. Her experiences include serving as a member of the Independent Review Organization (IRO) for a major pharmaceutical company.