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As chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s Global Trade & Policy team, Doreen Edelman is ranked the 2021 “Top Advisor” by Foreign Investment Watch for her Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) work. She is well known for her in-depth knowledge of trade policy and of the CFIUS as well as her years of counseling clients with questions about import and export, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, and related M&A deal diligence.
Doreen’s global trade and policy experience leads clients to creative solutions not only to minimize supply chain and compliance risks but also to enhance and protect global and government contract sales from national security concerns, government enforcement actions, and investigations. Her 30 years of practice in D.C. make her an excellent strategic partner for compliance guidance, internal regulatory reviews, and strategic planning. She focuses on both commercial/technology- and defense-related export controls and prepares regulatory filings and disclosures for imports, exports, and OFAC sanctions.
Import matters include classification, valuation, and country-of-origin issues; Section 301 filings; and Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA) reviews for qualification of government contract clients’ items as U.S.-made. Export matters include compliance with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) export control regulations as well as U.S. anti-boycott requirements, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and global anti-corruption requirements. Doreen also 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, Syria, Iran, Cuba, North Korea, Russia/Crimea, and Venezuela.
High-profile international clients seek Doreen’s advice on the intersection of U.S trade policy and national security on business transactions and on how to proactively mitigate CFIUS, OFAC, and other government program concerns. Doreen’s comments are often sought by major business news outlets and publications, including CNN, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and The Hill.