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Laura has nearly 25 years of experience counseling clients on complex international trade matters across a range of industries, including technology, financial services, energy, and telecommunications. A former partner at Jones Day and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, her practice focuses on helping companies achieve their business goals while complying with U.S. regulatory regimes enforced by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
In addition to counseling clients on foreign direct investment requirements and assisting with CFIUS filings and mitigation negotiations, Laura applies her deep subject matter knowledge to a broad array of customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues.
She also represents clients on issues arising from:
- Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) economic sanctions.
- export control restrictions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations.
- the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- trade remedies (including antidumping and countervailing duty matters and Section 201, 232, 301, 421, and 337 matters).
Laura is a member of the board of directors of Kluwer Law lnternational's Global Trade and Customs Journal. She has taught international trade law at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University.