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Reed Smith LLP

International Trade

2 ranked lawyersBand 5USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Experienced trade team that handles a range of export controls and economic sanctions work. Frequently advises on OFAC, EAR and ITAR-related issues. Expertise covers the energy, life sciences and shipping sectors, among others.

Strengths

"The team is accessible and user-friendly," say clients.

Sources note the team is "great to work with" and "very service-oriented."

Commentators report: "The firm is wonderful to work with. You never have to worry about the left hand not knowing what the right is doing."

Notable practitioners

Leigh Hansson has a broad export controls practice often advising on sanctions compliance and investigations. She has a strong client base in the private equity, finance and manufacturing sectors.
"She is pleasant to work with, knowledgeable, pragmatic and solutions-oriented." "She demonstrates very in-depth knowledge and understanding of us as a client." "She is terrific for regulatory compliance work."

Michael Lowell often works with clients on OFAC and EAR-related trade controls matters. He is experienced in representing clients from sectors such as financial services, defense and aerospace.
"He has a broad and deep perspective on investment control issues." "He does a good job of hand-holding and managing our expectations." "He is great to work with, very knowledgeable and explains complex topics well."

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USA - Nationwide

International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions


Leigh Hansson
Band 5
Michael Lowell
Band 4