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Liya He assists multinational companies in resolving cross-border issues that may potentially affect companies' operations. Liya helps clients investigate allegations of embezzlement, conflicts-of-interest, infringement of trade secrets, and bribery involving their employees, distributors, and joint venture partners. She also assists companies that may be in potential violation of regulations and may be facing enforcement actions by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Liya also conducts internal reviews and provides compliance advice for multinational companies. This includes, but is not limited to, proposing actions in responding to possible disputes arising from contractual violations, drafting and reviewing business contracts from a compliance perspective, and providing compliance advice on internal policies and business contracts.

In addition, Liya assists clients with risk assessments and compliance training, focusing on data compliance, anticorruption, and export control, and advises clients with respect to the due diligence of their global acquisitions.

Liya is a member of the New York State Bar Association.


  • Major U.S. software company conducts enhanced end user due diligence requirementsJones Day assisted a major U.S. software company with enhanced end user due diligence requirements in compliance with a procedure from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
  • Helios Technologies completes acquisition of assets of JoyonwayJones Day advised Helios Technologies, Inc. in the acquisition of assets related to the electronic control systems and parts business of Shenzhen Joyonway Electronics & Technology Co., Ltd and its related entities (collectively “Joyonway”).
  • Major pharmaceutical company arbitrates claims arising out of Chinese investmentsJones Day is representing a major pharmaceutical company in a Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre arbitration arising out of representations and warranties given in respect of the client's investment in a Chinese drug development company whose senior officers and consultants were subsequently prosecuted in the United States for misappropriation of another pharmaceutical company's trade secrets.
  • U.S. fashion retailer reviews internal reports of alleged kickbacks and alleged misconductJones Day reviewed internal reports of alleged kickbacks and alleged misconduct raised by a client’s supplier, and helped the client carry out remedial measures following review.
  • U.S. healthcare product company conducts internal investigationOn behalf of a U.S. healthcare product company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation into issues of kickbacks and improper expenses related to the client’s subsidiary.
  • Automotive parts company conducts internal investigationOn behalf of an automotive parts company, Jones Day conducted an internal investigation into allegations of misconduct, self-dealing, and bribery related to the client’s subsidiary and distributor.