DLA Piper today announced that Nathan (Nate) Bush has joined the Litigation and Regulatory practice in Singapore as Head of Investigations for Asia and Head of Antitrust and Competition for Asia.
Nate’s practice focuses on internal investigations, regulatory proceedings, and compliance counseling involving anti-bribery and anticorruption laws such as the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); antitrust and competition laws; fraud and market misconduct; and international trade.
After beginning his career in Washington, DC, Nate practiced in China for eight years from 2004 to 2012 and in Singapore since 2013. Through 12 years of investigative fieldwork and regulatory counseling across the region, Nate has gained valuable experience in the anticorruption and antitrust enforcement challenges facing international businesses active in Asia and Asian companies expanding into other markets. He has advised clients in diverse industries, including financial services, life sciences, technology, media, and consumer goods, on matters spanning China, India, Korea, Japan, and the ASEAN region.
Terry O'Malley, Chair of DLA Piper's Asia Committee said: "Nate is a great investigations, compliance and antitrust lawyer with extensive Asia experience and a strong reputation across the market. His wealth of experience in anti-corruption and competition investigations fits in perfectly with our growth strategy for the Asia market and strengthens our global service offering for our clients."
Joe Bauerschmidt, Country Managing Partner for DLA Piper in Singapore added: "We are very pleased to have Nate join the Singapore team. He is an accomplished and well respected lawyer with strong ties in Singapore, including in his current role as Legal & IP Committee Co-Chairman at the American Chamber of Commerce. His arrival elevates our advisory services in Singapore, China, and the rest of Asia, enabling us to continue to deliver refined service in this ever changing and competitive market."
In addition to his current role with the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore, he has previously served in the roles of General Counsel and Legal Committee Chairman with the American Chamber of Commerce in China. He is a frequent speaker and a prolific writer on antitrust policy and compliance issues in Asia.
Prior to joining DLA Piper, Nate was a partner at a leading international law firm having worked there in Singapore and Beijing. Nate received his JD from Harvard Law School, and clerked for the Hon. Leonie Brinkema in the Eastern District of Virginia. Nate is member of the DC Bar.