Christine Hung focuses her practice on complex, high-stakes government and internal investigations, as well as white collar, intellectual property and securities disputes. She has extensive experience managing investigations in the United States and internationally, with a track record of securing favorable results for her clients.

Ms. Hung’s representations include:

  • a multinational public company and its Asian subsidiaries in a DOJ and SEC investigation concerning potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti-corruption laws;
  • a multinational investment management firm in various investigations conducted by the SEC and the New York attorney general;
  • a multinational mass media and information company in an investigation by the New York attorney general;
  • corporate executives and directors in SEC investigations;
  • a privately held Internet data-hosting company in the defense of breach of contract, copyright, trademark, and Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claims in federal district court;
  • a public pharmaceuticals company in defense of trade secret misappropriation claims in expedited arbitration proceedings; and
  • executives, directors and public companies in the defense of shareholder derivative lawsuits and securities class actions.

Ms. Hung also has an active pro bono practice. Her representations in this area include: a successful settlement on behalf of a California state prisoner in a federal civil rights case; winning asylum, in removal proceedings, for a victim of domestic violence; and counseling the Anticorruption Business Council of the Kyrgyz Republic on detecting and eliminating corruption in the Central Asian country. In connection with this matter, she and other Skadden attorneys were shortlisted in 2014 for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw Impact Award, which recognizes pro bono initiatives that have an extensive impact on a nongovernmental organization, social enterprise or community.



  • J.D., University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2009 (Articles Editor, California Law Review)
  • B.A., Yale University, 2006 (magna cum laude)


  • California


  • Mandarin Chinese

Christine J. Hung