Mingda Hang

Associate | Washington D.C.

mhang@mofo.com | (202) 887-8771

(202) 887-8771

中文 | English

Dr. Mingda Hang is a seasoned associate who focuses his practice on white collar criminal defense and internal investigations. He represents companies and individuals facing a wide range of allegations including complex fraud, corruption, economic espionage, export control violations, money laundering, securities fraud, and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Dr. Hang is experienced in working with and defending clients in front of government agencies including the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug and Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He has been intimately involved in several high-profile cross-border investigations, and has also worked closely with individual clients to resolve potential and actual criminal charges. Dr. Hang defends companies and individuals in sanctions proceedings before the World Bank; he has led a team that successfully reduced a four-year debarment to a six-month letter of reprimand after the case was heard by the World Bank's Sanctions Board.

Before receiving his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a teaching assistant for the graduate legal research and writing program, a peer advisor, and an editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology, Dr. Hang received his Ph.D. in molecular genetics and microbiology from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He studied the regulatory mechanism of DNA transcription and both parts of his doctorate thesis were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Dr. Hang came to the U.S. from China when he was 23 years old. Being a native Chinese speaker who can seamlessly understand the Chinese culture has given him a unique and proven edge in navigating Chinese clients, corporate and individual, through the legal and cultural challenges that U.S. government inquiries always bring.

Representative Experience

  • Multinational Retailer. Member of a team that represented a U.S.-based global retailer with major operations in Mexico and China in an internal investigation concerning alleged FCPA violations.

  • Global Carmaker. Member of a team that represented the Supervisory Board of a German carmaker to conduct internal investigation into its development and use of defeat devices in diesel vehicles.

  • Confidential Company. Represented a U.S.-based company in an internal investigation into post-FCPA settlement findings of potential employee misconduct at its Chinese Operations.

  • Former Cabinet Member of Latin American Nation. Represented the former minister to resolve narcotics-related money laundering charges brought by DOJ and sanctions imposed by OFAC.

  • Latin American Business Executives. Represented two Latin American businessmen in resolving money laundering charges brought by DOJ in connection with “Operation Car Wash.”

  • Chinese State-Owned Enterprise (SOE). Represented a highly visible Chinese SOE in a criminal and national security related investigation brought on by DOJ.

  • Confidential Company. Represented current and former Chinese employees of a U.S. company as pool counsel in a DOJ criminal investigation in connection with potential violations of certain environmental regulations and securities laws.

  • Senior Vice President of a Financial Institution. Represented the senior banking executive in resolving potential charges of violating securities laws.
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