MoForecast: Predictions on U.S. Enforcement Trends in Asia

Ethisphere is proud to bring you this podcast from our friends at Morrison & Foerster. In this episode of MoForecast, Morrison & Foerster partner James Koukios speaks with fellow partners Tim Blakeley, Dan Levison, and Chen Zhu about what to expect from U.S. enforcement in Asia under the new Biden Administration.

The MoForecast podcast series, produced by global law firm Morrison & Foerster, looks into what we saw in the legal landscape under the Trump administration and how policies might change under President Biden by leveraging the firm’s decades of private practice experience and insight from former government roles. Discover more MoForecast episodes.


James Koukios is co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Defense Group and serves as co-head of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption Practice. James represents companies and individuals in high‑stakes government enforcement actions and complex internal investigations. He previously served as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), where he was lead prosecutor in United States v. AEY Inc., a defense procurement fraud and export licensing case that served as the basis for the 2016 film War Dogs. He also previously served as Special Counsel to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III.

James is joined in this episode by:

Tim Blakely, managing partner of Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office, head of the Hong Kong Litigation Department, and member of the FCPA + Global Anti-Corruption and Global Ethics + Compliance teams

Daniel Levison, partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Singapore office, head of the Singapore Litigation Department, and lead for the Ethics + Compliance regional practice in Asia

Chen Zhu, partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Hong Kong office

The Morrison & Foerster team is made up of talented defense lawyers, including many who once served as prosecutors and regulators. The team helps firm clients resolve their legal issues by immersing themselves in how their clients think and operate. Learn more about the firm’s Investigations + White Collar Defense group.