Squire Patton Boggs has added Yan Xuan, the former president of Nielsen Greater China, as a partner to lead its international public policy practice in China. Yan is an accomplished US lawyer, who has gained a reputation as a distinguished business leader, effective government lobbyist and respected US and China policy expert. He brings more than 25 years’ experience in senior leadership roles at global companies, such as Qualcomm, Oracle, Microsoft and AT&T. In 2011, he joined Nielsen, where he led its overall business in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. Yan brings a unique understanding of the macro economy, government policy and political landscape in China, as well as deep insights into a number of dynamic and complex industries. He also has extensive experience in corporate governance, spanning industry association, corporate and university boards. He was vice-chairman of the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, as well as a member of the board of directors of USITO, an association of leading US IT companies.