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.
I focus on US export control and sanctions laws. I advise US, multinational, and non-US companies on all aspects of US export controls and sanctions compliance. My 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 my 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.
I am equally knowledgeable about 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). I am a member of the Steering Group of the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the American Bar Association.
This article mentions NP for representing Halma PLC in its acquisition of TeDan, a group of companies that develop, manufacture, and supply medical devices to surgeons. The NP deal team was led by New York City Corporate partner Dan Belostock and also included Corporate partners Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Thomas McCord of Boston, Kevin Grant of New York City, and Shahzad Malik of Los Angeles; Boston Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partners Hannah Bornstein and Brian French; Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth; Los Angeles Intellectual Property partner Seth Levy; Rochester Privacy & Technology counsel Jenny Holmes and Boston Corporate counsel David Crosby; Corporate associates Brian Kenney of Washington, DC and Tim Sharkey of New York City; Chicago IP associates Ben Rosborough and Eliana Torres; Los Angeles Labor & Employment associate Alice Kwak; Chicago IP senior paralegal Tim Fiester; and Chicago Corporate paralegal Astrid McGruder.
Boston Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero, counsel David Crosby, and German legal intern Julie Giegling contributed this article discussing a recent Executive Order issued by President Biden restricting outbound US investments in certain national security technologies and products in countries of concern. The article also covers the US Treasury Department releasing an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking comments from industry on various proposed definitions and regulations. Der Zoll-Profi! is the largest and most prominent trade publication in Germany read by executives of major German companies such as Lufthansa and Siemens.
This article mentions NP for advising Resilinc Corp. in its strategic growth investment transaction with Vista Equity Partners LLC. The NP team was led by San Francisco Cybersecurity & Privacy partner Greg O’Hara and included Corporate partners David Martland, Thomas McCord, and Alexandra Lopez-Casero of Boston, Rachel Pugliese of New York City, and Shahzad Malik of Los Angeles; San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight; Cybersecurity & Privacy counsels Jenny Holmes of Rochester and Jason Kunze of Chicago; Boston Corporate counsel David Crosby; Chicago Intellectual Property counsel Wayne Tang; and Corporate associates James Mangan from Boston, Jacalyn Smith from Chicago, Corey Habib from Manchester, and Brian Kenney of Washington, DC.
This article mentions San Francisco Cybersecurity & Privacy partner Greg O’Hara for leading the NP team advising Resilinc Corp. in its strategic growth investment transaction with Vista Equity Partners LLC. The NP team also included Corporate partners David Martland, Thomas McCord, and Alexandra Lopez-Casero of Boston, Rachel Pugliese of New York City, and Shahzad Malik of Los Angeles; San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Seth Neulight; Cybersecurity & Privacy counsels Jenny Holmes of Rochester and Jason Kunze of Chicago; Boston Corporate counsel David Crosby; Chicago Intellectual Property counsel Wayne Tang; and Corporate associates James Mangan from Boston, Jacalyn Smith from Chicago, Corey Habib from Manchester, and Brian Kenney of Washington, DC.
Boston Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero, Los Angeles Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Chris Grigg, and Boston Corporate counsel David Crosby contributed this article, which discusses the additional export controls and sanctions imposed on trade with Russia on the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Boston Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero has contributed four recent articles to this new German legal publication that focuses on legal issues in connection with the war in Ukraine. Alexandra’s articles discuss sanctions against Russia and the significant implications for German businesses, given that Russia has been a key export market for German companies.
Los Angeles Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Chris Grigg is quoted throughout this article, which covers the US Department of Justice and Department of Commerce’s plan to create a Disruptive Technology Strike Force. Chris’ commentary came from a client alert he cowrote with Corporate partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Corporate counsel David Crosby, both of the Boston office.
The following article covers Resonetics LLC’s $900 million agreement to acquire Memry Corp. and SAES Smart Materials Inc. from NP client SAES Getters SpA. The article mentions Manchester partner and Private Equity & Family Offices team leader Phil Taub and Boston partner Amy O’Keefe, both of the Corporate group, for leading the NP team representing SAES Getters on U.S. legal matters. The team also includes Chicago partner and Global Finance co-leader Rob Drobnak; Corporate partners Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Thomas McCord from Boston, Andrew Share from Manchester, and Sean Clancy from Washington, DC; Affordable Housing & Real Estate partners Mark Beaudoin from Manchester and Alison Torbitt from San Francisco; Boston Labor & Employment partner Jeff Gilbreth; Rochester Intellectual Property partner Kristen Walsh; Washington, DC Complex Disputes partner and Antitrust leader Gordon Lang; Manchester Government Investigations & White-Collar Defense partner Mark Knights; Rochester counsel and Cybersecurity & Privacy deputy leader Jenny Holmes; Boston Corporate counsel David Crosby; Washington, DC Complex Disputes counsel Brian Whittaker; Albany Affordable Housing & Finance counsel Dana Stanton; Corporate associates Shaziah Singh from New York, Anthony Bova from Boston, Corey Habib from Manchester, and Hrishikesh Shah from Chicago; and Manchester Corporate department attorney Dave Zimmermann.
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.
Bavarian Ministry of Justice, Second Judicial State Examination
University of Pennsylvania Law School, LLM
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Certificate in Business and Public Policy
University of Regensburg Law School, First Judicial State Examination (J.D.)
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