Global Regions

Jian Bin (Ben) Gao

Jian Bin (Ben) Gao's practice focuses on corporate compliance and white collar defense, primarily involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), export controls, and economic sanctions. He has broad experience conducting internal investigations on behalf of multinational companies and representing them in enforcement actions.  Mr. Gao also helps companies to measure compliance risks, assess adequacy of compliance programs, and develop and implement compliance enhancements. Drawing on his fluency in Mandarin and Chinese culture, Mr. Gao also advises companies on compliance issues unique to China.

Prior to joining Miller & Chevalier, Mr. Gao practiced at Morrison & Foerster's San Francisco office. While there, in addition to compliance and white collar defense matters, he represented companies in complex civil litigations in federal courts and international arbitral tribunals.

Mr. Gao earned his law degree in 2006 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar and an editor for the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. While in law school, he externed for the Honorable Deborah A. Batts of the Southern District of New York. He also interned at the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Center for Human Rights. Mr. Gao received his dual bachelor's degrees in International Affairs and Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Government Experience
Corporate Experience
Rankings and Recognition
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers®:  Rising Star, Criminal Defense: White Collar, 2015 - 2016 
  • Legal 500:  Litigation:  International Trade, 2013
Professional and Community Involvement
Bar Admissions
  • California
  • District of Columbia
Court Admissions
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Legal Extern, The Honorable Deborah A. Batts, United States District Court
Foreign Languages
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2006
  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, cum laude, 1999