Regulatory & Administrative Law

The landscape of regulatory compliance and administrative law intersects across numerous facets of international business. From engaging with governmental agencies to advocating for changes in policy, understanding the ever-shifting environment is crucial. Neville Peterson specializes in advising clients on a multitude of administrative matters and trade policy issues, ranging from regulatory comment submissions to direct advocacy at both the federal and international levels.

Representation Before Federal Agencies

Neville Peterson represents clients in administrative matters before various federal agencies, most commonly U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). However, as import and export matters frequently implicate other federal agencies, Nevile Peterson attorneys represent clients in matters involving the International Trade Administration (ITA), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

  • Petition Filing: Advising on and assisting with the submission of petitions to relevant federal agencies for trade remedy actions or policy changes.
  • Notice and Comment Rulemaking: Assisting clients with crafting and submitting comments on proposed federal regulations.
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests: Facilitating the submission of FOIA requests to federal agencies for access to government records.

Export Controls and Economic Sanctions

At Neville Peterson LLP, we navigate the complexities of regulations administered by both the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), ensuring our clients’ compliance with export control regulations that safeguard national security and foreign policy interests. We offer strategic guidance on commodity jurisdiction, aiding in the determination of whether items or services fall under specific regulatory frameworks. We adeptly handle the intricacies of licensing for the international trade of controlled goods and technologies, and address the nuanced challenges of deemed exports, where technology transfer within the U.S. can trigger export control regulations.

We also guide clients through the evolving landscape of sanctions and restrictions, aiding them in navigating the legal complexities of doing business with sanctioned entities and individuals. Our expertise extends to advising on anti-boycott regulations, helping clients steer clear of participating in unauthorized foreign boycotts.

In the realm of compliance, we assist in the voluntary disclosure of inadvertent export violations, a crucial step in mitigating potential penalties and strengthening compliance strategies. Furthermore, our team is well-equipped to provide robust defense in the face of enforcement actions, challenging penalties, and safeguarding our clients’ interests.