Mimi Yang is a partner of Ropes & Gray LLP, and a Senior Foreign Legal Consultant in the Hong Kong office. Mimi has extensive experience in private securities litigation, U.S. DOJ and SEC enforcement matters, and internal investigations. In this context, she has represented companies, board committees, and individual officers and directors, and has conducted numerous internal corporate investigations and due diligence matters involving complex accounting and disclosure issues, whistleblower claims, trade secrets issues, and potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws. She has designed and implemented compliance programs for multiple Fortune 500 companies, and advised clients on issues such as anti-corruption, sanctions, anti-money laundering, trade secrets, data privacy and cybersecurity. Clients rely upon her knowledge of local culture and her native bilingual language skills to guide them through the challenges of doing business in China and Asia more broadly.
In addition to enforcement and compliance matters, Mimi has also represented and defended a number of well-known Chinese clients in complex commercial litigation. She has represented China’s largest television manufacturer, China’s first investment bank, the largest producer of traditional Chinese medicine, and various U.S. businesses with a China presence, both in state and federal courts.
Mimi has won numerous individual awards, including recently being named to Global Investigations Review’s “40 Under 40” 2017 list, and named as “Young Lawyer of the Year” for 2017 at ALB’s Hong Kong Law Awards. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Mimi practiced litigation, particularly in the enforcement context, in the U.S. for over nine years.
Mimi is a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee and a member of the firm’s Women’s Forum.