Qiusi regularly handles wireless, wireline and broadcast licensing; radiofrequency equipment authorizations; compliance reporting; and license-transfer reviews by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for telecommunications carriers, Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) service providers, Internet-of-Things (IoT) equipment manufacturers, and other enterprise users of private wireless radios and telehealth applications. Qiusi also provides counsel to clients on their participation in active regulatory proceedings, including recently in the FCC’s C-band accelerated relocation proceeding and telehealth initiatives. Many consumer-facing clients rely on Qiusi to assess, advise and moderate the risk exposure of their customer-outreach campaigns under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act, and the implementing regulations of the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Qiusi is a contributor to the firm’s TCPA Blog and 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.
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. Qiusi delivers customized legal advice on challenges affecting international trade, leveraging her past secondment at the trade compliance team of a global water-treatment company, which gave her valuable insights into the business implications of economic sanctions.
Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Strategy
A Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), Qiusi is well-versed in the growing list of state privacy legislation (such as in California, Colorado, Virginia and Utah), sector-specific and state-by-state data-breach notification requirements, and other legal obligations specific to pharmaceutical and life science industries (such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act or HIPAA). 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. She is currently seconded at the privacy office of a pharmaceutical company, where she undertakes compliance functions to meet the client’s internal organizational goals, negotiates various vendor agreements for its global clinical trials and recommends operational changes to improve consumer-facing privacy practices. Qiusi also supports cybersecurity incident response preparations, investigations and reporting. Qiusi is a contributor to the firm’s Discerning Data blog.