With extensive experience in diverse international trade issues from his work at federal regulatory agencies and major law firms, Rothberg counsels U.S. and foreign entities on all aspects of global trade, exports control, and economic sanctions. He advises companies on how to effectively communicate with legislators, law enforcement officials, and policymakers, and he provides perspective on how to facilitate investor, supplier, distributor, and customer relationships; finance and sell global businesses and assets; and respond to audits, voluntary disclosures, and enforcement proceedings with entities such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
“Louis’ impressive background working in the U.S. Commerce Department, the Office of Chief Counsel for Export Administration, and the Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Export and Cooperation makes him ideally suited to represent clients faced with today’s rapidly changing rules on foreign investment, trade, and sanctions,” said partner Doreen M. Edelman, Chair of the firm’s Global Trade & Policy group.
“I look forward to assisting Lowenstein’s M&A, private equity, venture, and tech clients navigate the evolving sanctions and regulatory changes that affect their businesses on a daily basis,” said Rothberg. “I will help them manage risk by providing trade regulation compliance manuals and training programs; performing foreign agent, distributor, and partner due diligence; drafting international agreements for sales of products and services; and negotiating foreign and U.S. entities’ cross-border joint ventures and other transactions.”
Lowenstein’s Global Trade & Policy group provides U.S.-based clients, foreign clients, and foreign-owned U.S. companies with a full menu of compliance and policy development services. Launched in October 2018, the team has doubled in size and now includes, in addition to Doreen and Louis, partner Zarema A. Jaramillo, senior counsel James C. Shehan, counsel Abbey E. Baker, associate Andrew Bisbas, and associate Edoardo Murillo. With decades of collective trade policy experience, these lawyers understand the complex goals of trade negotiators, legislators, regulatory officials, and industry associations and are skilled at working with trade, law enforcement, and agency leaders to develop effective, business-friendly solutions for clients.