Centre assist both U.S. and international clients on a wide variety of trade-related matters, including:
- Antidumping and countervailing duties: import relief
- Economic and trade sanctions
- Export controls / BAA (Buy American Act) & TAA
- Transnational business and foreign direct investment controls (CFIUS)
- Trade litigation and agency representation
- Trade and investment policy
- World Trade Organization (WTO) and other foreign sovereign claims
Due to the increasing complexities attendant on doing business internationally, and to ensure the comprehensive representation of your needs, our International Trade attorneys work closely with a wide array of other Centre practice groups throughout our transactional and litigation departments.
In coordination with our litigation practices, the International Trade group often advises U.S. multinational companies and their representatives abroad on various anti-corruption and anti-terrorist financing compliance matters, including FCPA issues relating to sales agents, joint ventures, acquisitions and competition for foreign government contracts. We also advise on structuring compliance training programs to conform with FCPA prohibitions and securities law requirements. Our International Trade lawyers provide advice on compliance and representation in connection with financial institution regulatory enforcement actions and examinations.
We serve as counsel in proceedings involving the U.S. Justice Department and the U.S. courts. We are well known for acting as compliance monitors and/or in advising those monitors. We also advise on EU and individual European country compliance and enforcement matters.
Our International Trade Experts
Minutillo, an attorney with over 30 years of experience, is a renowned expert in international trade. He has handled legal matters regarding the worldwide export of commercial and non-commercial products from the United States to most continents in the world, the classification of products and technology (ECCN) prior to export, CBP customs issues, the export of products that use or contain encryption, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) matters, and related CFIUS, Anti-Dumping, FOCI, OFAC, HTS, sanctions and VSD’s (voluntary disclosures) to government agencies. Minutillo is handling all the issues that have arisen with the Russian sanctions.
Tyler Freiberger is a senior associate attorney at Centre Law & Consulting primarily focusing on employment law, litigation, and compliance with regulations on federal contractors. He has successfully litigated employment issues before the NLRB, EEOC, local counties human rights commissions, the United States D.C. District Court, Maryland District Court, and the Eastern District of Virginia. On behalf of Centre Law & Consulting, he has advised federal contractors on compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards/the Service Contract. He also frequently examines manufacturing processes and individual products for potential BAA/TAA issues, guiding contractors through the crucial certification processes before submitting bids and through agency inquires/audits.
Brandon Graves is a Partner at Centre Law & Consulting focusing on cybersecurity and privacy. He helps clients manage cybersecurity and supply chain crises, operate more securely, and comply with their contractual obligations. He graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Computer Science degree, and the University of Virginia School of Law. Brandon is focused on bridging the gap between security professionals and clients’ compliance obligations to create practical, compliant security programs.
Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience in claims and disputes and are ready to assist you today!