Connie (Yan) Chen

Connie started practicing law at Wangjing & Co. in Guangzhou, and went on to worked for global law firms Clyde & Co. and Armstrong Teasdale in Shanghai. Before continuing her practice at R&P, she was inhouse legal counsel at Italian chocolate company Ferrero and US apparel brand GAP.

Privacy and data protection, cyber security and regulatory, including data security inspection and assessment, establishment of data compliance system and dealing with government inspection are Connie’s fields of expertise. She is also experienced in the retail industry, including corporate, employment, commercial leasing, e-commerce compliance and dispute resolution.

Connie graduated from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (LL.M.) and Guangdong University of Finance and Economics (LL.B.).

She has been admitted to the China Bar Association and the New York Bar Association. Connie has been licensed as a PRC labor arbitrator.

She speaks fluent English and Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).