Regulatory Compliance

Lara F. Phillip

PRACTICE LEAD – Regulatory Compliance

Practice Areas

Our attorneys have experience representing corporate clients and individuals in civil and criminal regulatory compliance matters in the areas of international trade, antitrust, securities, anti-bribery, False Claims Act, and fraud. We have represented corporate clients and executives in enforcement proceedings in federal and state courts and before government agencies, including the Department of Justice, SEC, FTC, OFAC, Commerce Department, Department of State, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Department of Homeland Security.

Representative trade compliance experience includes:

  • Represent foreign buyers and domestic sellers in connection with Exon-Florio reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. corporations by CFIUS
  • Assist clients with developing compliance policies and programs in a wide variety of regulatory areas including: import, export, sanctions, anti-bribery, anti-money laundering, and anti-boycott
  • Assist clients with classification of goods, technology and software under U.S. Munitions List and Commerce Control List
  • Assist clients with preparation of applications for export licenses, commodity jurisdiction requests and commodity classification requests (CCATs)
  • Assist companies with ITAR registration and renewal
  • Prepare voluntary disclosures reports to the State Department, Commerce Department, OFAC and other government agencies
  • Assist clients in classifying merchandise for tariff purposes
  • Advise companies on strategies to mitigate Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs
  • Prepare tariff exclusion requests
  • Advise companies in connection with I-129 export control certifications for immigration
  • Defend clients in challenging customs seizures and forfeiture of goods
  • Advise clients on country of origin determinations for tariff and marking purposes
  • Represent clients on trade matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission
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