• Provided expert testimony on international trade issues for two Senate committees.
    • Export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), export enforcement, and antiboycott matters, including voluntary and directed disclosures, internal investigations, audits, global compliance programs, classification and commodity jurisdiction requests, licensing, manuals and compliance materials, and training programs.
    • Sanctions, including compliance advice, internal investigations and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) licensing.
    • Antidumping, countervailing duty, escape clause and Section 332 investigations, unfair trade practices (Section 301) and national security-based trade proceedings (Section 232).
    • Customs matters, including penalty proceedings, audits and prior disclosures.
    • Section 337 intellectual property rights (IPR).
    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, including experience as part of a monitorship team.
    • The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, including complex issues and strategy arising in large global acquisitions.
    • National security regulatory issues.
    • Trade agreements and market access, including the World Trade Organization, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, various free trade agreements, the Wassenaar Arrangement, the Australia Group, the Missile Controls Technology Regime and the World Customs Organization.
    • Global settlements of criminal and civil export controls investigations with the U.S. Departments of Justice, Commerce, Treasury, State and Homeland Security.
    • Buy America Act and government contract issues.
    • Overseas Private Investment Corp., including expropriation claims.

    Includes matters prior to joining Dechert.

  • Sample publications: 
    • "US Sanctions Enforcement Focus on Mergers and Acquisitions," Journal of Financial Compliance, Vol. 4, No. 3 (November 2020).
    • "As Warfighting Becomes High-Tech, Export Controls are the Front Line," Center for a New American Security (CNAS) (August 2020).
    • "Department of Justice Revises Policy on Voluntary Self-Disclosures of Sanctions and Export Violations," ABA Criminal Justice Section’s The State of Criminal Justice 2020 (July 2020). 
    • "Coronavirus: Update on US Controls and other Compliance Issues," WorldECR 88 (2020). 
  • Illustrative examples: 
    • ACI’s 2nd Virtual Conference on U.S.-China Trade Controls — American Conference Institute (Oct. 22, 2020)
    • Trade Policy, China and Their Potential Impact on American Business — Baltimore Council On Foreign Affairs (May 28, 2020)
    • Discussing New US Controls on Tech Exports to China with Amanda DeBusk, Former Commerce Department Official — Podcast #5, China Law and Practice (May 8, 2020)
    • Trade and Investment as a Tool of Foreign Policy — New England Legal Foundation, Boston (June 12, 2019)
    • Trade Winds in Trade Wars: Latest Developments in Trade, Sanctions and Geopolitics and Their Implications for Reinsurers — International Bar Association Conference: Insurance - A Guide to a Changing Legal Landscape, London (March 21, 2019)
    • Spotlight on Iran Sanctions: Addressing Recent Changes to Global Regulatory Regimes and the Impact on Multi-National Corporations — TRACE International, Inc., Washington D.C. (October 30, 2018)
    • Russia Sanctions Case Study: A Step by Step Guide for Navigating the Complex Sanctions Landscape — ACES Compliance Summit, Tysons Corner (April 18, 2018)
    • Free Trade Agreements – Opportunities and Pitfalls — 2nd National Young Energy Professionals Conference, New Orleans (April 6-7, 2018)
    • Preparing for Your Next Move Up the Ladder: What You Need for Leadership and Success in the Industry-Now More Than Ever — 3rd Networking & Leadership Forum for Women in Defense and Aerospace Law & Compliance, Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2018)
    • Former U.S. Commerce Department Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement
    • Member, Council on Foreign Relations
    • Trustee emeritus, University of Richmond board of trustees
    • Former counsel to the chair of the president’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations
    • Former commissioner, Federal Interagency Commission on Crime and Security in U.S. Seaports
    • Former member, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s Investment and Services Policy Advisory Committee
    • Former senior advisor, Women in International Trade Charitable Trust
    • Member, Trade Policy Forum