Chelsea S. Clapp

Associate

Houston
T +1.713.646.1374
F +1.713.751.1717

Overview

Chelsea Clapp focuses her practice on devising effective solutions for her clients' international trade and compliance matters. Drawing from her experience working in-house and in private practice, she provides knowledgeable counsel on import and export controls, economic and trade sanctions, and anti-corruption requirements. She also advises on regulatory compliance with numerous domestic and international laws, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) rules, International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR), anti-boycott law, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and U.K. Bribery Act (UKBA).

By combining her strong investigative skills with her ability to discretely manage highly sensitive issues, Chelsea skillfully navigates the cultural and legal challenges presented by her clients' matters.

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  • Conducts due diligence, audits, and internal investigations of trade and anti-corruption compliance programs for clients in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, manufacturing, and aerospace and defense.
  • Assists clients with export license applications, technical assistance agreements, classification requests, commodity jurisdiction requests, and advisory opinion requests to the applicable government agencies.
  • Collaborates with business units, legal departments, internal audit and other corporate groups to assure compliance with applicable international trade and anti-corruption regulations while achieving commercial objectives.
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Experience

  • Conducts due diligence, audits, and internal investigations of trade and anti-corruption compliance programs for clients in a variety of industries, including energy, technology, manufacturing, and aerospace and defense.
  • Assists clients with export license applications, technical assistance agreements, classification requests, commodity jurisdiction requests, and advisory opinion requests to the applicable government agencies.
  • Collaborates with business units, legal departments, internal audit and other corporate groups to assure compliance with applicable international trade and anti-corruption regulations while achieving commercial objectives.
  • Develops and delivers training to relevant stakeholders on new and emerging global trade laws, anti-corruption laws and regulations and evolving compliance risks.
  • Negotiates trade, anti-corruption and other compliance contractual requirements.

Recognitions and Memberships

Prior Positions

  • KBR, Inc.: Compliance Attorney
  • Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain: Legal Associate

Admissions

  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2016; George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, Articles Editor, Board Member; International Law Society
  • B.S., International Business, Oral Roberts University, 2013