Jesse Heatley

Jesse Heatley is a Director at ASG, where he advises clients on strategies related to China’s internet and technology developments.  He also advises clients on Chinese legal and policy reforms. 

Prior to joining ASG, Mr. Heatley worked at the U.S. Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), where he monitored China’s news media, social technology, criminal justice, and other rule of law developments. In this capacity, he made policy recommendations for legislative and executive branch officials in the form of CECC annual reports. He conducted briefings for senior U.S. government officials and civil society leaders. Mr. Heatley also worked closely with the U.S. State Department on China-related exchanges and represented the U.S. Congress on official travel to China.

Before joining the CECC, Mr. Heatley was as a Research Assistant for the Justice Systems Workshop at Harvard Kennedy School’s Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management. In that role, Mr. Heatley traveled with Harvard faculty and staff on delegations to China to collaborate with leading Chinese scholars on criminal justice research projects.

Mr. Heatley received his B.A. from Bucknell University, A.M. from Harvard University and M.P.P. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also studied at National Taiwan University School of Law in Taipei, Taiwan, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies in Nanjing, China. He has received numerous research and study grants, including a Fulbright fellowship to South Korea. He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Mr. Heatley is based in Washington, D.C.