Laura C. Farhang counsels domestic and international clients on international trade matters including customs, export controls, sanctions, trade remedies, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), cross-border transactions and global regulatory compliance. Ms. Farhang has represented clients in a broad range of industries, including food and agriculture, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, consumer products, apparel, software, electronics, and entertainment. Ms. Farhang’s experience includes:
- Advising clients on customs matters such as classification, valuation, country of origin marking, compliance reviews, investigations and focused assessments, admissibility, NAFTA qualification, and preference programs;
- Developing export controls and sanctions compliance programs, policies and procedures development, training, classification, deemed exports and technology transfers, licensing, third-party screening, and due diligence.
- Representing clients in antidumping and other trade proceedings before the International Trade Administration, the International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade, and NAFTA panels;
- FCPA counseling, including development of policies and procedures, training, due-diligence, third-party screening and oversight, risk assessment, and development of project-specific compliance plans;
- Representing clients exporting to and operating in sensitive and high-risk countries; assisting clients navigating non-tariff barriers to trade and confronting import admissibility and regulatory compliance challenges; advocating for clients in obtaining government approvals in regulatory areas such as product, food and drug, environmental, and workplace safety; developing and implementing regulatory strategies for exports to and projects in Latin America, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, China, and the Former Soviet Union; and
- Advising clients on global mobility and international employment matters, including employment agreements, letters of assignment, intercompany transfers, and the provision of work authorizations and visas or residence permits.
Prior to joining Picard, Kentz & Rowe, Ms. Farhang practiced in the International Trade practices of Baker & Hostetler, Miller & Chevalier, and Arent Fox LLP. Ms. Farhang also served as a Senior Policy Advisor on Trade, Agriculture and Labor to Senator Mark Dayton from Minnesota. In addition, Ms. Farhang was an in-house international trade and corporate counsel to a multi-national company operating in more than 70 countries.
Ms. Farhang is a member of the Women in International Trade and maintains IAPP-US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Phone: +1 202 695-7622
Fax: +1 202 331- 4011
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- International Trade Law
- Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000
- Michigan State University, M.A., 1995
- University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1993
- District of Columbia
- U.S. Court of International Trade