Qiusi Y. Newcom



Qiusi Newcom brings efficiency and reliability in navigating clients through regulatory issues in U.S. international trade and global privacy laws. Her experience uniquely positions her to help companies bridge compliance gaps in light of emerging legal developments such as multi-agency actions to protect U.S. communications supply-chain security and foreign direct-investment considerations involving critical telecommunication infrastructures or sensitive personal data. Having lived in and obtained law degrees in both China and the U.S., Qiusi’s understanding of cultural factors and local customs adds immense value to her counsel for business activities across borders.

Privacy, Cybersecurity, Data Ethics and Strategy

A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Qiusi is well versed in the growing list of state privacy laws, data-breach notification requirements, and other privacy obligations specific to the pharmaceutical and life science industries (such as during clinical trials) and the consumer goods industry (such as during marketing). Beyond the U.S., Qiusi works with clients on developing and implementing effective privacy and information-security programs with a global approach — from practical solutions aimed at reconciling the differences among privacy and cybersecurity laws in the U.S., EU and China to collaboration with local counsels in other countries to map information assets and set up regional business activities. Qiusi also supports cybersecurity incident response preparations, investigations and reporting.

Export Controls, Sanctions and Foreign Investment Review

Clients turn to Qiusi for her familiarity with export licensing and classification under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), country-of-origin determination, and national security review of cross-border mergers and acquisitions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). In addition to interfacing with the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury on these matters, Qiusi also has experience conducting internal investigations, responding to government inquiries or subpoenas, making voluntary disclosures and representing clients in administrative hearings.

Regulatory and Business Counsel

Qiusi delivers customized legal advice on regulatory challenges affecting clients’ daily operations. She has been embedded in many multinational companies’ compliance functions (trade compliance teams and privacy offices) through secondments and “virtual privacy office” projects. Her privacy advice draws from her experience handling clients’ day-to-day privacy requests, negotiating vendor agreements and recommending operational changes to clients’ privacy practices. Her trade advice reflects her skills in export license management and insights into how sanctions affect sales to high-risk regions.

Qiusi also frequently counsels clients regulated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), such as telecommunications carriers, Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) service providers, Internet-of-Things (IoT) equipment manufacturers, enterprise users of private wireless radios and telehealth applications, and businesses engaging in outbound customer outreaches by emails, calls or texts.

Qiusi is a contributor to the Practising Law Institute’s Telecommunications Law Answer Book. During law school, Qiusi authored “Bridging Open Markets in the ‘Big Bandwidth’ Era: A Blueprint of Foreign Broadband Internet Deployment,” which was published in the Federal Communications Law Journal.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Certified Information Privacy Professional – United States (CIPP/US)



George Washington University Law School
J.D. (2017)

China University of Political Science and Law
LL.B. (2014)

China University of Political Science and Law
B.A. (2014)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • TCPA Blog – a resource analyzing TCPA-related litigation and regulatory developments
  • Discerning Data – a forum that discusses developments in privacy, cybersecurity, information governance and data analytics

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Qiusi is committed to public interest work. She routinely takes on pro bono cases, supporting the important work of representing individuals in need on veterans benefits, affirmative action, criminal defense and eviction matters. Her pro bono legal service has led to her recognition on the District of Columbia Courts’ 2019 Capital Pro Bono High Honor Roll in 2020 and by the Presidential Volunteer Services Award in 2017.

Professional Associations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) — Privacy and Data Security Committee, Co-chair, 2022-present

Firm Leadership

  • Women Forward, San Francisco Office Leader, 2022-present
  • Women Forward, Washington, D.C. Office Co-leader, 2021-22
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