Casey E. Weaver

Associate

Houston
T +1.713.276.1614
F +1.713.751.1717

Overview

Casey Weaver focuses her practice on regulatory compliance matters, government and internal investigations, and government contracts. Her regulatory practice involves U.S. laws and regulations affecting international trade and business, including import and export controls, economic and trade sanctions, and anti-corruption requirements. She helps organizations navigate the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and the National Industrial Security Program Operation Manual (NISPOM). She counsels clients regarding compliance with international trade laws and regulations administered by the Department of Commerce, Department of State, and Department of the Treasury, and she represents companies in disputes with U.S. Customs and Border Protection regarding the classification, valuation, and origin of imported goods.

Casey advises clients regarding the transportation of merchandise and passengers under the Jones Act, particularly involving transportation to and from the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. Additionally, she is experienced in representing clients before various U.S. government agencies as well as in litigation proceedings involving international trade matters. Casey also assists clients with government contracting and subcontracting, including contract formation, internal investigations, and remediation, and advises government contractors on compliance with domestic origin preferences.

Casey has experience advising clients on best practices for compliance and in developing and implementing compliance policies, procedures, and training tailored to the organization’s business model. She is also experienced in executing compliance-related due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, and financing transactions. Casey’s experience and knowledge of a breadth of compliance obligations allow her to help clients efficiently navigate a complex regulatory landscape.

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  • Obtained requests for exclusion from Section 301 tariffs on imports of Chinese-origin goods.
  • Represented international digital security company in internal review of classification, valuation, and country of origin determinations in connection with a favorable voluntary self-disclosure submission.
  • Created international trade compliance policies and procedures for a variety of clients, including international digital security companies, international energy providers, and equipment manufacturers.
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Experience

  • Obtained requests for exclusion from Section 301 tariffs on imports of Chinese-origin goods.
  • Represented international digital security company in internal review of classification, valuation, and country of origin determinations in connection with a favorable voluntary self-disclosure submission.
  • Created international trade compliance policies and procedures for a variety of clients, including international digital security companies, international energy providers, and equipment manufacturers.
  • Conducted due diligence, audits, and internal investigations of existing trade compliance policies and procedures for clients related to imports, exports, sanctions, and FCPA compliance.
  • Implemented comprehensive trade compliance programs and advised and trained clients on the implementation of those programs.
  • Prepared favorable voluntary disclosure submissions for a variety of clients across industries including aerospace, education and research, information technology, electronics, energy, and manufacturing.
  • Assisted clients of various size and in various industries apply for and obtain export licenses and approvals, including offshore oil services companies, equipment manufacturers, and research institutions.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: International Law Section
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Community

  • Central Houston Inc. Millennial Enterprise
  • Houston Young Professionals Endeavor
  • Houston Zoo Young Supporters (FLOCK)
  • Houston Food Bank Volunteer
  • Special Olympics Volunteer

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Texas, 2013

Education

  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 2013; Houston Law Review, Chief Articles Editor
  • B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas, 2009, Marketing and Economics, with honors