China 2020/21: Doing Business with China: How to Protect U.S. Interests

The National Security Institute is excited to host Patrick Jenevein, CEO of Pointe Bello, and Jessie Liu, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLM and NSI Advisory Board member, for the next segment of our NSI 2020: China’s Rise series which will launch on  Tuesday, August 10 at 1:00 PM ET.

Join us for a deep dive into U.S.-China business relations — from forced tech transfers, growing cyber attacks, to the dangers associated with the growing use of the digital yuan — and learn what the U.S. government and private sector can do to protect U.S. national security and economic interests.


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Patrick Jenevein is the CEO of Pointe Bello since 2016, the CEO Tang Energy Group since 1995, and the President of The Nolan Group, Inc. since 1986.  By leveraging over three decades of executive experience and insight in the global business arena, Patrick has positioned Pointe Bello to be a disruptor in understanding and balancing risk.  From the United States to Asia to South America, he has developed noteworthy expertise building businesses in power generation and electric infrastructure, including companies providing sustainable energy solutions in China.  A number of organizations have recognized Patrick’s business leadership through the years, including Ernst & Young, the Dallas Regional Chamber and the U.S. Department of State. His speaking engagements have included the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Aspen Institute and the Milken Institute, and Patrick has testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Chinese investment in the United States.  Patrick is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a featured commentator for The Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News and other news organizations.




Jessie Liu currently serves as a Partner, Government Enforcement and White Collar Crime and Litigation at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, and an NSI Advisory Board member.  From 2017-20, Ms. Liu served as the Senate-confirmed U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, leading the nation’s largest U.S. attorney’s office.  In this role, she oversaw matters of national and international significance involving corruption, fraud and national security.  She also created a Threat Finance Unit focused on deterring, disrupting and prosecuting the use of illicit financial flows supporting criminal activity and terrorism.  From 2019-20, she also served as chair of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee, a small group of U.S. attorneys who advise the attorney general and deputy attorney general on issues affecting the U.S. attorney’s offices, after having previously served as a member of the committee from 2017-19.  Prior to joining the U.S. attorney’s office, Ms. Liu was deputy general counsel for the U.S. Department of Treasury.  Between 2006-09, Ms. Liu served in various roles within the U.S. Department of Justice, including as deputy assistant attorney general in the Civil Rights Division, counsel to the deputy attorney general for national security issues and deputy chief of staff for the National Security Division.  From 2002-06, she was an assistant U.S. attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for District of Columbia.  During her career, Ms. Liu was a partner at two international law firms, handling government investigations and civil litigation.  Liu has been recognized as a top 25 lateral hire of 2020 by The American Lawyer and as a White Collar Trailblazer by The National Law Journal.  In addition, she has been featured in Global Investigations Review’s Top 100 Women in Investigations and named to Chambers USA.


About NSI 2020/21 – China’s Rise: Confronting China’s Challenge to the World Order:  This NSI project will focus on understanding China’s increasing ideological, economic, military, and strategic influence.  NSI 2020’s experts will seek to identify the diplomatic, economic, and military policies the United States government should pursue to effectively respond when U.S. interests and individual liberties are challenged by the Chinese Communist Party.  To learn more about China 2020, including papers, events, and other related commentary, click here.


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