International Trade & National Security

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The team is composed of highly skilled professionals with strong experience and deep knowledge of stakeholders. - Chambers USA, 2022

Our International Trade and National Security Practice provides strategic and legal advice to companies, investment funds and financial institutions operating or investing across international borders.

Anchored in Washington, D.C., with a global perspective and on-the-ground presence throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, our team has decades of combined experience working on matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and similar national security clearance regimes, U.S., UK and EU economic sanctions (OFAC), U.S. and EU export controls (ITAR, EAR), imports and trade agreements, anticorruption (FCPA, UK Bribery Act), anti-money laundering (AML) and related areas.

We routinely work with our clients across industries and geographies on corporate transactions, strategic risk advisory and management, compliance and licensing, and investigations and enforcement matters. Our practice is widely recognized as a leading international advisory practice and is distinguished by the breadth and depth of its approach:

  • U.S. Government Insight. Our capabilities reflect the perspectives of former senior U.S. government officials and first-hand familiarity with the shifting policy and political drivers of the U.S. and other governments’ regulatory and enforcement agendas.
  • Global Perspective and Reach. With work spanning 180+ countries, we have the experience and capacity to deliver timely, effective support on a global basis.
  • Integrated, “One-Stop” International Offering. We offer in-depth experience with relevant U.S. and EU laws and regulations, providing integrated and holistic advice.
  • Thought Leadership. We play an active role in participating and shaping the ongoing policy conversation around international trade and national security issues.