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Andrew counsels domestic and foreign clients on a broad array of trade issues, including import and export controls, economic sanctions on foreign countries (including Iran, Cuba, North Korea, and Russia/Crimea), secondary sanctions on third-country entities, anti-boycott compliance, anti-bribery and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) and Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA) reviews and filings, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seizures and disclosures, USCIS Form I-129 Part 6 certifications, and sanctions issues pertaining to EB-5 and E-2 immigration matters. He regularly advises clients on the risks associated with cross-border M&A and investment transactions and on the trade compliance requirements and policy considerations pertaining to the transfer of controlled information, technology, software, defense articles and services, and commercial goods.
In addition, Andrew works diligently with clients to properly classify items and make country-of-origin determinations for import and export purposes, as well as to acquire licenses from and navigate the disclosure processes of the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC). He also helps businesses remain compliant with U.S. trade regulations through the design and implementation of comprehensive, company-specific compliance programs, manuals, and trainings focused on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), U.S. embargoes and sanctions, and U.S. import and labeling requirements.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked as a trade analyst and then as an associate attorney on the Global Business team of an AmLaw 100 firm in Washington, D.C. He also spent a semester at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he studied Hong Kong and PRC transactional law. Andrew is fluent in Greek.