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.