Lindsay Meyer is a Co-Managing Partner of Venable and heads the International Trade Practice, assisting sophisticated companies to efficiently import and export under U.S. laws and regulations. As a licensed U.S. Customs broker, Ms. Meyer has a detailed knowledge of and extensive experience with the regulations of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. She is also co-chair of Venable’s FCPA and Anticorruption Practice.
Extensive Trade, Customs and Export Control Experience. For over twenty-five years, Ms. Meyer has provided International Trade and Customs advice at Venable where she heads Venable's International Practice based in Washington, DC. Ms. Meyer concentrates on all aspects of International Trade and Customs matters. She regularly advises companies on their compliance with import and export control laws and regulations, and appears before numerous regulatory authorities such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Ms. Meyer has extensive experience counseling companies on compliance with export controls regulated by BIS, DDTC, and OFAC and actively assists companies in their registration and license authorization needs for exports, re-exports and deemed exports. She guides companies through internal Export Control Assessments, helps develop tailored compliance policies and procedures, and performs training on export laws and regulations affecting a company. Additionally, Ms. Meyer has successfully defended exporters facing civil and criminal investigations for alleged violations of U.S. export control laws and embargoes.
Concerning import transactions, Ms. Meyer routinely represents companies during U.S. Customs Focused Assessments, NAFTA Audits, C-TPAT and ISA Programs, and defends clients during detentions, forfeitures, seizures, civil and criminal investigations, and other Customs-related matters. She regularly provides strategic customs and trade counseling to Fortune 100 clients by conducting Pre-Assessment Compliance Reviews including corporate-wide, multi-location assessments and training programs, and by representing companies before CBP, such as in Customs protests and Buy American Act rulings, and on appeal to the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
For many years, Ms. Meyer has also successfully represented companies in trade remedy actions alleging infringement of intellectual property rights, as well as antidumping duty and safeguard investigations and reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, and on appeal.
Ms. Meyer also advises clients on international transactional matters, where she counsels on strategic sourcing, targeted acquisitions Helms-Burton analysis, CFIUS investigations and FOCI reviews; sales and distribution arrangements in the U.S. and abroad; the use of foreign agents, affiliated offices, joint ventures and teaming agreements; as well as compliance with antiboycott restrictions and anti-bribery laws, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
One of the distinctive advantages Ms. Meyer offers is her position as a licensed U.S. Customs broker. Another advantage she offers clients stems from her well-established relationships with counsel around the globe with whom she works on a regular basis. Ms. Meyer brings to her practice extensive years of experience in a multitude of trade matters and the ability to develop innovative solutions to complex legal issues.