27 June 2016
WorldECR has named Latham “Sanctions Law Firm of the year, USA” for its work on significant and highly sensitive matters for clients in the aerospace, energy, banking and financial, and high technology industries in connection with US government investigations and enforcement actions arising under trade and economic sanctions laws. Washington, D.C. Partners Bill McGlone and Les Carnegie are recognized in an article by WorldECR as attorneys who “know their stuff.” The article highlights Latham’s handling of a global investigation and settlement for Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, in addition to pro bono work for several humanitarian organizations. The firm’s Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs Practice has helped CARE USA, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and Mercy Corps, overcome obstacles to providing emergency relief to Syria that are tied to U.S. economic sanctions and export control laws. The article also highlights Latham’s global reach with attorneys in the firm’s Brussels, London and Moscow offices representing VTB in a case before the EU’s General Court in Luxembourg challenging the EU’s sanctions on VTB.
Washington, D.C. associate Alicia Neubig was recognized as a “highly commended” young practitioner by WorldECR as well. In addition to advising commercial clients, Alicia works extensively with pro bono clients and traveled to Jordan in the spring of 2016 at the request of CARE USA’s General provide training and compliance guidance to staff from CARE’s offices in Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon, all of whom are on the frontlines of the Syria crisis.
Latham’s Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs Practice handles a broad range of complex and sensitive matters for clients whose international business activities involve the movement of goods and services across borders, and whose trade and investment activities may be controlled for national security, foreign policy, anti-terrorism, or non-proliferation reasons. The majority of Latham’s sanctions matters involve attorneys in its offices in London, Moscow, Asia and the Middle East, as well its core teams in the United States. Partner Charles Claypoole leads the team in London that handles EU sanctions issues in tandem with the US sanctions advice provided mainly by Latham's Washington, D.C. office.