International Trade and National Security


Our International Trade and National Security team represents industry-leading clients as well as emerging technology and defense firms on the most sophisticated and current matters in the international trade arena. Industry sectors in which BakerHostetler’s work in these areas is especially prominent include automotive manufacturing; heavy equipment manufacturing; aerospace, defense and satellite technologies; maritime; optics, photonics and electronics; oil, gas and renewable energy; forest products; chemicals; medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biopharma products; and autonomous unmanned vehicle manufacturing.

The attorneys on our International Trade Compliance team guide clients through ever-changing sanctions, embargoes, export controls and customs requirements, and help them develop strategies to address the unique challenges faced by international manufacturers, distributors, service providers and others striving to remain compliant while meeting their business objectives. Clients count on us to have a deep knowledge of their industry and to offer effective, sometimes novel, and efficient mechanisms to ensure compliance.

BakerHostetler’s International Trade Remedies and Trade Policy attorneys are aware of and sensitive to client needs, and have decades of experience counseling both governments and private companies on how best to protect and advance their interests using the full range of trade remedies and other dispute resolution mechanisms under U.S. and international law. Clients count on us as both legal counselors and strategic advisers when confronting exceptionally challenging problems that are critical to their business or policy interests, and they often retain us for atypical matters for which our inventiveness and resourcefulness are paramount.

Our National Security team represents clients regarding the full range of national security issues. Among other things, we represent companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and help clients mitigate foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) as may be required by CFIUS or the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA). We also help clients obtain facility and personnel clearances and comply with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), including in the context of mergers and acquisitions.


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