As companies increasingly do business on a global scale, they face new challenges with export control and sanctions compliance.
Our clients encounter regulatory complexities shipping or transferring goods, software, technology and services across national borders; engaging in global M&A activity; outsourcing patent applications abroad; and giving non-U.S. employees access to information.
Restrictions can even apply to purely domestic transfers (“deemed exports”).
We help clients overcome hurdles and delays that hinder transactions and advise on obtaining authorizations and using license exceptions. We also assist in developing export compliance programs that minimize the risk of export control violations.
Our counsel concerning U.S. export controls and sanctions includes issues involving:
Our team conducts internal investigations, prepares voluntary disclosures and defends against civil and criminal enforcement actions. We also conduct due diligence and assist in negotiating language for clients engaged in global M&A activity to avoid violations of U.S. export controls and sanctions.
Law360 | September 20, 2016
Washington, DC, M&A and corporate transactions partner Alexandra López-Casero and associate Anjali Vohra co-authored this piece that discusses the significance of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s $4.3 million penalty against PanAmerican Seed Company as it demonstrates that the treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control will continue to vigorously enforce Iran sanctions violations and serves as a lesson to exporters as to the prevailing pattern of violations resulting from the use of intermediaries.
New York Times | January 14, 2016
Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions group partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article regarding investments in North Korea that may violate American sanctions.
Law360 | November 02, 2015
Washington, DC, M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, business department law clerk Anjali Vohra authored this column discussing a U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control settlement underscoring the high compliance expectations placed on firms, the benefit of timely and complete voluntary self-disclosures and the extraterritorial reach of the U.S. sanctions program.
Compliance Week | July 06, 2015
Washington, DC, Business Transactions partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary in this article on new amendments to U.S. export control regulations that are on the horizon.
Site Selection | May 13, 2015
Washington, DC, partner Alexandra Lopez-Casero is quoted in this article discussing why location matters for multinationals in light of the largest criminal fine ever paid in connection with an International Emergency Economic Powers Act prosecution.
Rochester Business Journal | February 13, 2015
M&A and Corporate Transactions partners Jeff LaBarge and Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Commercial Litigation counsel Alycia Ziarno authored this column on the business implications of easing Cuba sanctions.
Law360 | August 06, 2014
Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero discusses how U.S. cloud users can stay compliant under the U.S. export control laws.
Law360 | July 22, 2014
Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero and Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin discuss the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia and what these mean moving forward.
Wall Street Journal | July 17, 2014
Washington, DC, Business Transactions counsel Alexandra Lopez-Casero provides commentary on the latest round of sanctions against Russia by the president’s administration.
Law360 | July 10, 2014
Washington, DC, Government Investigations & White Collar Defense partner Grayson Yeargin and associate Lindsey Nelson authored this column discussing increased settlements involving violations of U.S. sanctions by major financial institutions.
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