Alexandra López-Casero represents US and non-US companies on a wide range of international trade–related issues. She serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of US and non-US–based companies, ranging from start-ups to multinationals, that develop, produce, and export a wide range of products, including defense technology, industrial products, chemicals, electronic products, software, life science products, medical devices, pharmaceutical products and equipment, aerospace technology, and consumer products. She concentrates her practice on export controls, economic sanctions, and national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Alexandra grew up in Germany and began her legal career at Clifford Chance’s office in Frankfurt. After completing a Master of Laws at the University of Pennsylvania, she joined Nixon Peabody in 2004.
Alexandra López-Casero focuses on US export control and sanctions laws. She advises US, multinational, and non-US companies on all aspects of US export controls and sanctions compliance. Her practice spans counseling companies on regulatory compliance, addressing complex, hot-button regulatory questions, drafting and implementing custom-made compliance plans and procedures, and managing voluntary disclosures and internal investigations. A significant portion of her practice also involves performing export controls due diligence on US target companies, advising US and non-US acquirers and strategic investors of compliance risks and potential violations, and post-closing integration/corrective action plans, covering all phases of export compliance, from the first point of regulatory risk through post-shipment activities.
Ms. Lopez-Casero is equally specialized in all three export controls and sanctions regimes: the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) involving defense articles and defense services, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) involving “dual use” and commercial products, and compliance with the embargo and sanctions programs of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Bavarian Ministry of Justice, Second Judicial State Examination
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LL.M.
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Certificate in Business and Public Policy
University of Regensburg Law School, First Judicial State Examination (J.D.)
This column, authored by Washington, DC, Global Business & Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Relations & Public Policy counsel Doug Dziak, highlights important takeaways from a District of Columbia federal court decision in favor of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in a case against Chinese-owned Ralls Corporation.
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