Xiaoqi Claudia Sun


  • SJD, American University Washington College of Law, 2016; Dissertation: Follow the Money: Financial Regulations for “Green” Capital Flows in China; Dean’s Fellow of Law & Government Program; Dean's Fellow of Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
  • LLM, American University Washington College of Law, 2011; Certified Specialization: Business & Financial Regulations; Scholarship: Tuition Remission Award; Dean’s Fellowship of War Crime Research Office
  • LLB, Beijing Normal University Law School, 2009


  • Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York), 2016
  • New York, 2014
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)

Xiaoqi Claudia Sun


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Claudia Sun joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 as an associate in the litigation department. Before joining the firm, Claudia was an associate in the corporate crime and investigation group of an international law firm. She advises multiple international investment banking, asset management and private equity firms on anti-corruption, anti-money laundering and trade compliance due diligence for investments in Asia.


Notable transactions in which Claudia has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

  • A global financial institution in a high profile corruption and financial services regulatory investigation, involving its hiring practices in Hong Kong and China, including dealing with multiple regulators
  • A multinational home appliances manufacturer in an internal investigation in China and US of suspected accounting fraud involving senior management in the company’s Chinese headquarter and branch offices
  • A German automobile manufacturer in connection to civil claims against a former employee as well as ongoing investigations of suspected employee misconducts in China
  • A multinational construction and engineering firm in an investigation by the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption in relation to suspected fraudulent behavior in lab testing
  • A multinational pharmaceutical company on compliance risk and best practices related to inviting Chinese healthcare professionals to overseas educational events, and reviewed the company's internal compliance policies and procedures
  • A global information services provider in its internal investigation of employee misconduct in response to whistleblower allegations of bribery
  • A Chinese national oil and gas company on strengthening its internal anti-corruption policies and procedures


  • Co-author, “Managing Conflicts of Interest in China's Public Sector: Fighting Corruption at the Early Stage,” Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business (Spring 2014)
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