Doreen is a specialist offering substantive support to white collar practitioners regarding export and sanctions violations. She chairs the firm’s Global Trade & Policy practice, a unique team that combines global trade and policy expertise with cross-border M&A, technology, government contracts, white collar investigations, and business counseling practices to help clients develop strategies to minimize global business risks, increase compliance with U.S. requirements, and mitigate matters raised by U.S. regulatory agencies and the U.S. Department of Justice. Her practice focuses on both technology and defense related export controls and supply chain import matters such as classification, and country of origin issues under NAFTA, Section 301, and the Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) for government contract clients.
She has deep knowledge of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the new requirements under the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). Companies seek her advice on the law’s applicability to a transaction and how to proactively mitigate a CFIUS national security concern. She advises companies on the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of Defense Controls (DDTC) export control regulations, classifies technology products, prepares compliance programs, and undertakes related deal diligence. Regarding the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements, she counsels on the legal requirements for compliance with U.S. sanctions as well as secondary sanctions for third-country entities, represents companies with disclosures to OFAC, conducts internal investigations, and ensures clients understand how to comply with OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals list and the ever-evolving sanctioned-countries programs limiting business transactions with, for example, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Russia/Crimea and Venezuela.
Doreen also helps her clients by preparing business agreements for foreign sales and advises on U.S. anti-boycott requirements, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and global anticorruption requirements, and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). She has represented high-profile international clients and foreign governments.