Kate Yuan Tian

Associate

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  • JD, Yale Law School, 2018; Submissions Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
  • BA (Economics), First-Class Honor, University of Hong Kong, 2015

Qualifications

  • New York, 2019
  • Mandarin

Kate Yuan Tian

Associate

Kate (Yuan) Tian joined Ropes & Gray's Litigation and Enforcement practice in 2018. She represents clients in civil and criminal litigation and enforcement matters, as well as client counseling and internal investigations. She also advises clients on transactions involving anti-corruption and trade compliance risks. Kate maintains an active pro bono practice with a focus on vulnerable groups including women and children. She has represented indigent clients in federal habeas corpus petitions, and assisted in federal criminal proceedings and research projects focused on sex-trafficking in collaboration with the National Center for Missing Women and Children and Liberty Shared. During law school, Kate served as a submissions editor for the Yale Journal of International Law.

Experience

  • Conducted multiple cross-border internal investigations on behalf of global pharmaceutical and medical device firms related to potential FCPA concerns involving anti-bribery risks.
  • Assisted in representing Fortune 500 medical technology company in federal litigation involving trade secrets, intellectual property, and antitrust disputes. 
  • Represented Fortune 500 global internet services company in cross-border internal investigation focused on potential accounting and books and records risks.
  • Assisted Fortune 100 multinational technology firm in responding to SEC and DOJ antitrust investigations and inquiries.
  • Conducted internal investigations on behalf of Fortune 100 pharmaceutical firm focused on regulatory compliance concerns. 
  • Represented various academic institutions and universities in conducting internal investigation and responding to government inquiries related to foreign influence.
  • Represented biopharmaceutical firm executive in SEC investigations concerning insider trading allegations. 
  • Counseled major financial institutions in responding to SEC investigations concerning alleged securities law violations.
  • Conducted pre-acquisition due diligence for multinational private equity firms and other clients focused on compliance risk, including anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, historical litigation, and sanctions risk.

Publications

  • JD, Yale Law School, 2018; Submissions Editor, Yale Journal of International Law
  • BA (Economics), First-Class Honor, University of Hong Kong, 2015
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