Economic Sanctions & Export Controls

Latham helps clients engaging in cross-border commerce to navigate compliance with sanctions, export controls, and other trade control laws and regulations in the US and abroad.  Latham’s integrated global team brings deep insight into relevant legal and regulatory requirements governing trade and investment activities inside and outside the US. We draw on our experience handling some of the largest and most complex investigations and government enforcement actions in the sanctions and export controls space.

We regularly advise on a broad range of complex and sensitive matters for clients whose international business activities involve the movement of goods, services, and technology across borders, and whose trade and investment activities may be controlled for national security, foreign policy, anti-terrorism, crime control, or non-proliferation reasons. We advise and defend companies across industries, including in the financial, energy, technology, media, manufacturing, and professional services sectors. We are active at the cutting edge of the application of sanctions and export laws to digital asset, fintech, and e-commerce businesses. We help clients handle issues that arise in the context of government inquiries and investigations, settlements of enforcement actions, audit committee and internal investigations, corporate due diligence, and complex cross-border transactions.

With a keen understanding of the roles and priorities of national governments, we  represent clients before relevant government agencies, including the US Departments of Treasury, Commerce, State, Justice, and Homeland Security, the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as UK and EU trade regulatory authorities. 

Latham represents and advises companies in the United States and around the world on issues arising under:  

  • Trade and economic sanctions (OFAC, BIS, and State)

  • Export Control laws (BIS, DDTC/ITAR, ATF, DOE, NRC, and Census)

  • Foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS and FOCI)

  • Foreign investment restrictions and review in jurisdictions outside the US

  • Anti-money laundering regimes (AML)

  • Anti-boycott laws (BIS and IRS)

Latham helps clients engaging in cross-border commerce to navigate compliance with sanctions, export controls, and other trade control laws and regulations in the US and abroad.
Galdes, Andrew P.
June 22, 2022Recognition

Rising Star: Latham's Andrew Galdes

Counsel Andrew Galdes recognized for his practice helping clients maintain compliance with US economic and trade sanctions and export controls.

Carnegie, Les P.
October 5, 2021Recognition

Compliance MVP: Les Carnegie

Washington, D.C. partner recognized for successfully completing transactions and sanctions work for a diverse set of high-profile clients.