New Counsel Joins International Trade and Investment Controls Practi…

New Counsel Joins International Trade and Investment Controls Practice

Washington, D.C., June 21, 2007…LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Sarah Nappi has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on legal, policy and enforcement issues arising under US customs laws and other laws governing cross-border transactions. Nappi’s expertise in import regulation and customs compliance will enhance the firm’s growing practice in international trade and investment controls.

Nappi has nearly a decade of experience in customs and international trade matters, representing companies in a broad range of industry sectors. She has worked extensively with clients on customs planning issues, regulatory audits, self-assessments, enforcement matters and compliance reviews. Her expertise will complement the work of the firm’s International Trade and Investment Controls Group, which represents and advises companies in the United States and around the world on issues arising under export control laws, trade and economic sanctions, anti-terrorism controls, regulation of cross-border trade, foreign investment in the United States, anti-money laundering regimes, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and antiboycott laws. The group has extensive expertise in counseling, compliance programs, policy issues, licensing, internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and administrative and criminal enforcement.

“As a leading practitioner in US customs laws, Sarah brings a wealth of experience that strengthens our transactional and litigation practices,” said Eric Bernthal, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C.

Everett (Kip) Johnson, Jr., Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Litigation Department in the Washington, D.C. office, said, “Sarah will further enhance our ability to serve clients in cross-border transactions, regulatory compliance, corporate due diligence, and homeland security matters. She will be a tremendous resource for our clients.”

Nappi stated, “The increasingly global nature of business and today’s aggressive enforcement climate are forcing companies to comply with a range of complex and overlapping customs and international trade regulations. I am excited about the unparalleled opportunity that I have at Latham & Watkins to work with attorneys in the firm’s global platform to provide comprehensive strategic planning and compliance assistance to meet the needs of Latham’s clients.”

Nappi graduated from Georgetown University Law Center in 1996 and received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1992. She joins Latham & Watkins from Miller & Chevalier in Washington, D.C.
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