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International trade helps companies grow and increase market share. U.S. manufacturers need a strong advocate to help them stand out and fight off unfair competition from foreign actors. We help companies manage risks and maximize opportunities to increase their bottom line.

Helping Protect U.S. Companies Impacted by International Trade AND Counseling Companies on National Security Compliance

A global economy poses opportunities and challenges for our clients, especially the U.S. manufacturing sector. Our international trade attorneys represent the interests of U.S.-based companies and manufacturing associations, helping them obtain relief against unfairly priced imports. We also help our clients anticipate and navigate the often complex and nuanced laws and regulations governing international trade.

We also stand ready to assist clients at the intersection of national security and international trade, advising as to the U.S. laws and regulations that govern the export of goods and services.  Our international trade attorneys provide comprehensive guidance in regard to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Commerce Department, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the U.S. State Department, as well as the country wide economic embargos and Specially Designated National (SDN) restrictions administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department. In addition to export control and economic sanctions covering defense and/or intelligence related articles and services and exports to regions that raise foreign policy concerns, we provide guidance in regard to compliance with anti-corruption laws, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). 

Specifically, we assist clients with a wide variety of trade-related matters, including:

  • Antidumping investigations
  • Countervailing duty investigations
  • Safeguard cases
  • Anti-bribery compliance/FCPA guidance
  • Economic sanctions/embargoes
  • Export controls, include “dual use” and defense articles/services
  • Litigation and settlement of trade disputes
  • Federal policy and regulations
  • Anti-money laundering

As a national law firm serving clients across a variety of service areas, our international trade attorneys have obtained relief for U.S. industries, including: hand tool manufacturers, plastics manufacturers, metals producers, stainless steel flange producers, as well as engine companies and those in the renewable energy sectors, among others. Our national security clients range from think tanks, law firms, U.S. and international manufacturers, defense contractors, and charitable institutions.

Our attorneys work closely across sections and geographical areas to consider our clients’ wide-ranging needs, including federal and state government relations, corporate, finance, white-collar defense, compliance & investigations and more. We help level the playing field to ensure fair pricing so that our U.S. manufacturing clients can compete and thrive.

Practice group members have extensive experience working in government and agency capacities, as well as within industries we serve. They have excellent working relationships with key federal, state and regulatory bodies, routinely appearing before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and International Trade Administration (ITA), the U.S. Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA, formerly the DSS), the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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