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Addressing Ethics Issues that Arise for International Trade Lawyers


Speaker(s): Jeanine P. McGuinness, Matthew T. West
Recorded on: Aug. 13, 2020
PLI Program #: 305143

Jeanine McGuinness is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. She concentrates in U.S. trade and investment laws applicable to cross-border transactions, focusing on U.S. economic sanctions, anti-money laundering laws, anti-boycott laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and transaction reviews by U.S. national security agencies, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Jeanine’s clients include major U.S. and foreign financial institutions, and pharmaceutical, technology, telecommunications, energy and natural resources companies.


Matthew West focuses on international transactions, U.S. regulation of international trade and investment and global trade policy. He assists clients with all aspects of export controls and economic sanctions, U.S. Antiboycott Regulations, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and proceedings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Mr. West has worked extensively with clients on compliance systems planning in these areas.

Mr. West has represented clients in civil and criminal enforcement proceedings brought by the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice, State and the Treasury. He has also represented clients in antidumping and other trade relief actions and related import matters involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Mr. West has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including aircraft, automotive, chemicals, consumer food products, defense, encryption, petroleum and related services, shipping, steel and telecommunications to help provide solutions to trade issues involving countries and areas such as China, India, Korea (North and South), Latin America, the Middle East and Russia.

Additionally, Mr. West has experience working with governments and private businesses in southern Africa. He has worked in Malawi for the U.S. Department of State, authoring reports on banking, investment, taxation and the criminal court system. He has also been involved with educational research initiatives in Zimbabwe.