Regulatory and Compliance Counsel Across Industries, Including with the FDA, DOJ, SEC and FTC
Provided regulatory and compliance counsel to clients in various industries, including matters involving the Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Justice, various agencies that govern import and export controls, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Trade Commission.
Representation of Multinationals in Various Cross-Border, Transactional Issues
Represented multinationals in various cross-border issues, including complex commercial transactions in sales contracts, bailments, consignments, and various secured transactions in both supply chain issues and distribution contracts.
Substantial ITC Settlement for Semiconductor Client in Section 337 Investigation
Represented semiconductor industry client in in International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 investigation directed at the importation of mobile processors incorporating client’s patented integrated circuit features. Three-week trial resulted in substantial settlement to client.
General Exclusion Order (GEO) for Client in ITC Section 337 Investigation
Represented manufacturer of LED light arrays used in photography and video studios in Section 337 investigation directed at the importation of camera- and tripod-mounted LED arrays sourced from a variety of respondents. Trial resulted in the rare issuance of a general exclusion order (GEO). Worked with U.S. Customs officials to enforce GEO and seize infringing articles at ports of entry.
Favorable ITC Settlement for Designer, Manufacturer in Section 337 Investigation
Represented designer and manufacturer of digital microphone and noise-reduction products used in voice-driven applications including in ITC Section 337 investigation directed at the importation of devices incorporating directional microphone arrays and associated software. Resolved matter on the eve of trial with favorable settlement to client.
Obtained Change of Scope in Anti-Dumping Investigation
Successfully obtained from petitioner consent to change in the scope of an anti-dumping/countervailing duty investigation by the U.S. government into certain steel racks being imported from China and allegedly sold in the U.S. market at less than fair value.
Trade Compliance Audits for Global Agricultural Company
Regularly conduct U.S. trade compliance audits/reviews of company's international locations in which we examine overall organizational structure, U.S. export and import controls and supply chain security.
Multimillion-Dollar Deal in Client’s First International Expansion
Represented a client that heat treats metal parts for general manufacturers, including those in the automotive and aircraft industries, in its first international expansion. The deal included providing assistance with a long term supply arrangement with an European equipment manufacturer as well as a long-term facility lease and construction agreements; retaining local counsel in Mexico; setting up foreign subsidiaries and adding a new U.S. subsidiary; as well as handling associated intellectual property, real estate and tax issues.
Counsel to Worldwide Leader in the Payments Technology Industry
Counseled worldwide leader in the payments technology industry across a variety of practice areas in connection with technology development and licensing, and payment processing service offerings.
Trade Compliance Audits for Manufacturing Conglomerate
Regularly visited global sites of publicly traded manufacturing conglomerate to conduct trade compliance audits of its operations. These audits included a review of the corporation’s general compliance structure, import compliance, export compliance and supply chain security.