International Trade and National Security Policy

(359 Ratings)

Produced on: October 20, 2017

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Although often discussed as separate considerations, international trade matters and national security policy naturally intersect, sometimes in unexpected ways for trade law practitioners. This program, taught by Laura Fraedrich and Lindsay Nelson of Jones Day, will explore the various considerations that tie together international trade and national security policy, with a focus on economic sanctions and export control developments under the Trump Administration. The course will also review current policies and practices related to the review of foreign direct investment by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and the Defense Security Service. Finally, the program will cover recent developments related to trade agreement negotiations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the interplay between international trade and national security
  2. Identify current trends and policies, and recent developments in these areas
  3. Discuss best practices for trade agreement negotiations


Laura Fraedrich

Jones Day

Laura Fraedrich represents clients in a broad range of export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. She advises and represents clients with export control matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Laura also represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Her trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. Laura's antidumping and countervailing duty experience extends to all areas of such proceedings at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, scope inquiry proceedings, and changed circumstances reviews as well as NAFTA panel reviews. She also assists companies in evaluating whether to seek clearance for foreign acquisitions in the United States and prepares joint notifications to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. In addition, she counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and represents their interests before U.S. enforcement agencies.

Laura is a member of the board of directors and a contributor to Kluwer Law International's Global Trade and Customs Journal. She has written extensively on U.S. sanctions and export controls as well as other international trade topics. Laura, along with other members of the Firm's International Trade & National Security group, is a member of the Aerospace Industries of America.

Lindsey M. Nelson

Jones Day

Lindsey Nelson focuses her practice on advising clients regarding compliance with government regulations, with a particular concentration on compliance with international trade regulations. She represents individuals and public and private entities in all aspects of counseling and internal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Lindsey assists companies and organizations with compliance with the U.S. export controls, including the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Such compliance activities include determining and obtaining proper licenses, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in disclosures to and negotiations with relevant government agencies. Lindsey has significant experience drafting documents necessary for export control compliance and enforcement activities, including voluntary self-disclosures and responses to government inquiries, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, license applications, and compliance manuals. She also conducts training programs for clients on export control compliance.

In addition to her international trade work, Lindsey has represented government contractors in False Claims Act matters, including qui tam litigation, and other government contract regulatory matters. She also has experience advising clients with regard to other facets of international laws and regulations administered by the U.S. government, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).


Scott M.

There are few trade related CLE classes. Thank you for making this one available. It was very good!

Catherine H.

very knowledgeable presenters, current & topical information - thanks so much

Sung A.

Was very current and topical

Angela G.

Great presentation!

Brian L.

Thank You

Antoine M.

Good presenters with thorough knowledge of subject

Harold S.


Andrea J L.

Interesting and timely.

William Z.

1st time experience with Lawline - very pleased.

Matthew D.

interesting lecture

Robert S.

Excellent presentation!

Jackie H.

Excellent presentation of timely topic!

Larry Wayne C.

Not my area of practice, but truly fascinating. Great presentation.

John E D.

fine presentation and interesting

Margaret H.

Very good and timely presentation.

bridget c.

great slides to accompany presentation

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