Taft partner Russell Menyhart moderated a panel discussion titled “Focus on China: People, Politics and Policy” on March 30 at an event launching Indiana University’s China Society at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA). The panel featured local experts, IU alums and SPEA faculty. The China Society brings together SPEA’s students, faculty, and alumni with an interest in better understanding U.S.-China relations and fostering collaborative research.
Menyhart is a former diplomat with extensive international experience, most recently serving as political unit chief at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai from 2011-2014. He assists clients in navigating international legal issues, and a substantial portion of his practice is focused on compliance with anti-corruption laws and export controls, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and other relevant laws and regulations. Fluent in Mandarin, he also assists Chinese and other foreign companies and individuals with the legal aspects of investing in the United States and in resolving other complex legal issues.