Ms. Styles is private practice international business lawyer based in San Francisco, CA, specializing in cross-border transactions in Sub-Saharan Africa and Greater China. With over 13 years of experience, she practiced in China for four years with Morrison & Foerster and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, Ms. Styles has advised several prominent private equity and venture capital funds on structuring over $750 million in investments in the Internet, media, healthcare, real estate, and education sectors, successfully negotiated many joint ventures and established wholly foreign-owned enterprises in China. She has advised several Fortune 500 companies on FCPA compliance issues and assisted them in conducting internal investigations related to FCPA concerns in China and advised multiple clients on Chinese anti-bribery and anti-money laundering laws. Ms. Styles focuses on representing investors and entrepreneurs in tech, renewable energy and social enterprise.
Ms. Styles graduated from Princeton University, where she majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received a Certificate of East Asian Studies. She received her JD from the University of Washington and has a Masters of International Studies from The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. Ms. Styles is a former Vice-Chair of the Legal Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in China and is a member of the New York, California and Washington, DC Bar Associations. She is former staff person to Senator Paul Sarbanes and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. A fluent Mandarin speaker and reader, Ms. Styles is also fluent in French.