Supply Chain Risks and Customs Seizures



Our team assists clients in resolving supply chain disruptions stemming from alleged labor or other violations.

Under U.S. law, goods that are produced or manufactured with inappropriate labor conditions are prohibited from being imported into the United States as they are in violation of Section 307 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 USC §1307) (Section 307). The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), through U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), has primary responsibility for investigating and enforcing potential labor violations.

Our Approach

Our team is prepared to assist clients facing investigations, seizures, or other sanctions. The team is headed by John Sandweg, who served both as Acting Director of ICE and as the Acting General Counsel of DHS. It also includes former senior officials from DHS, the Department of Justice (DOJ), and former Special Agents in Charge for ICE HSI and the U.S. Customs Service.

We work with:

  • Public and private corporations in all industries
  • International business executives
  • In-house legal counsel
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