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.
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