Many of our clients operate globally. They include U.S. entities conducting business internationally and non-U.S. companies seeking to do business in this country. Our cross-border work spans across industries, including healthcare and life sciences, technology, academic institutions, financial institutions, manufacturing, retail, and energy, and includes transactional, litigation, compliance and operational experience.

We have experience in advising on issues that may arise during the acquisition of a U.S. business by a foreign person, including national security reviews under Exon-Florio by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) mitigation of classified businesses by the Defense Security Service.

We have actively pursued a strategy of building relationships with leading law firms around the globe to better serve our clients. Through our firm’s active membership in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, our attorneys and clients have direct access to more than 300 preeminent law firms with more than 30,000 attorneys in more than 100 countries around the world. We leverage these relationships to ensure that we can offer seamless service to our clients for their cross-border needs. Our clients have been particularly pleased that most of these firms are local firms, rather than a small outpost of a global firm. These leading local firms know the local politics, customs, mores and cultures in their respective countries.

Our international work emphasizes:

  • Cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, project financings, and other strategic transactions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related compliance and investigations
  • Economic sanctions (OFAC), exports (DDTC and the ITAR; BIS and the EAR), imports (CBP), anti-bribery (DOJ and SEC), anti-boycott regulations (OAC and Treasury), and CFIUS
  • Compliance and government investigations
  • Antitrust, competition and trade practices law
  • Environmental compliance and litigation
  • Employment and labor law
  • Foreign data privacy and security laws
  • Laws relating to the delivery of medical services and the conduct of research abroad
  • Contracting for multinational clinical trials
  • Federal grant considerations for overseas projects

Many of the attorneys in this practice area bring a roster of governmental services and relationships to bear in our litigation and advocacy work including relevant positions at the federal, state and local levels.

Michael G. Dashefsky
Lindsey Brown Fetzer
R. Dale Grimes
Clint D. Hermes
Angela Humphreys
Kris Kemp
Thaddeus R. McBride
J. Allen Overby
Todd J. Rolapp
Managing Partner
G. Scott Thomas
Leigh Walton