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Practice Areas

US Export Controls | Customs & Import Law | Economic Sanctions & Trade Embargoes | Antiboycott

Legal Services

The attorneys of McGinnis Lochridge have represented numerous U.S. and international companies on a wide range of international trade compliance requirements, including matters related to national security and customs and cross-border trade transactions. Our practice areas include export controls, economic sanctions and trade embargoes, import and customs law, and antiboycott restrictions.

Government Investigations
We represent and defend companies in connection with U.S. government investigations and civil penalty actions, including responding to Seizure Notices, Liquidated Damages Claims, Penalty Notices, NAFTA Origin verifications, Requests for Information, Notices of Action, and focused assessments by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Subpoenas, and other investigations of alleged export control, sanctions and import violations by the Office of Export Enforcement of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance (OPTCC), and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We also advise and assist companies in making Prior Disclosures to CBP, Voluntary Self-Disclosures to BIS and OFAC, and Voluntary Disclosures to ODTCC.

Import, Export and Sanctions Compliance Procedures
We develop trade controls compliance manuals and standard operating procedures for clients.

International Trade Compliance Training
We conduct training programs focused on trade controls for companies in all industries.

Export Licenses, Classification Rulings, Protests, Commodity Jurisdiction Rulings
We assist clients by preparing multiple types of license applications,classification and advisory ruling requests, among other filings.

Trade Controls Compliance Audits and Assessments
We conduct trade controls compliance audits and assessments and work with internal auditing departments to provide knowledge on U.S. trade controls.

We represent clients from a variety of industry sectors with particular experience working for the following industries:


We advise and assist clients on compliance with: