Latham & Watkins LLP

International Trade Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Provides comprehensive counsel across the export controls and economic sanctions space. Areas of focus include EAR, ITAR and EU controls law. Continues to work with an impressive client base consisting of numerous Fortune 500 companies, and well positioned to advise corporate, private equity and sovereign wealth fund clients.

Strengths Sources say: "It is an excellent law firm with a very good sanctions team."

Clients note: "The firm has subject matter experts in every discipline that you can imagine; when you pose questions to them they don't have to research because they know the law."

"I am very satisfied with the team's work and confident that we'll always get good advice from it," says a source.

Work highlights Assisted Onex with export controls matters in connection to its acquisition of Save-A-Lot from SuperValu.

Notable practitioners


Les Carnegie
is well known in the space for his exports controls and economic sanctions practice. Sources say: "He is incredibly knowledgeable about the ins and outs of US sanctions."


William McGlone
is held in high regard by sources who laud him as "an expert in export regulatory matters" and "great with policy insights." He acts for a diverse range of clients, typically assisting with export controls and economic sanctions concerns.