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Bob Li is a dispute resolution lawyer with a focus on government investigations and white collar defense. He represents multinational companies and provides compliance advice to corporate clients that may be subject to internal investigations and enforcement actions by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

In addition to handling multiple internal investigations into China-based employees' misconduct, Bob's other recent experience includes assisting a Chinese financial institution in its response to a subpoena for records in a U.S. government investigation, advising a Chinese state-owned enterprise in a civil litigation in a federal district court in the United States, advising the Chinese subsidiary of a technology conglomerate in an arbitration in Shanghai, advising a U.S.-listed company in joint venture disputes with its Chinese partners, and assisting a top electronic manufacturer with its voluntary disclosures to OFAC.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Bob worked in a boutique litigation firm in Chicago, Illinois, where he advised clients on commercial litigation and government investigation matters before state and federal courts. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.


  • STERIS to acquire Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day is advising STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers for $3.6 billion.
  • Major U.S. technology company disputes consulting and technology agreements in Mainland ChinaJones Day is representing a major U.S. technology company in a Shanghai-seated arbitration arising out of a series of consulting and technology agreements in Mainland China.
  • Chinese financial institution responds to subpoena for records in major U.S. investigationJones Day represented a Chinese financial institution in a matter relating to a significant U.S. government investigation.
  • U.S. design company conducts internal investigation into anonymous complaintsJones Day assisted a U.S. design company by conducting an internal investigation into anonymous allegations regarding the management and operations of the client's Chinese factory, including issues of conflicts-of-interest and corruption.
  • International power management company investigates China-based employee's misconductJones Day assisted an international power management company with an internal investigation into the conduct of a China-based employee, including allegations of corruption and self-dealing in connection with a state-owned end-customer.
  • Global energy equipment manufacturer conducts internal investigation into trade secret theft in Latin America and ChinaJones Day helped a global energy equipment manufacturer investigate allegations of trade secret theft in its Latin America and China operations.
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