Linda Weinberg, co-chair of Barnes & Thornburg’s international trade practice group, advises business and institutional clients on international trade law, including export controls, foreign assets control and customs. She works regularly with the US and foreign government agencies that regulate international trade to help clients realise their distinct objectives surrounding their global commerce initiatives.
Linda represents clients on commodity jurisdiction, export classification, licensing, technical assistance agreements and enforcement relating to defence articles and dual-use items, encryption software, and technical data and services. She has represented clients in export control matters elevated to the inter-agency Operating Committee and the Advisory Committee on Export Policy.
Linda provides clients with counselling, licensing services and enforcement representation with respect to US economic sanctions, related US Patriot Act issues, anti-boycott regulation and CFIUS.
Linda’s practice also encompasses US Customs regulations on imports, including free trade agreements, country-of-origin marking, valuation, classification, security, transportation issues, domestic preferences and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She resolves complex free trade agreement verifications, seizures, voluntary disclosures and penalties. Linda has successfully pursued binding rulings, regulatory changes, protests, petitions and litigation. She also assists clients with tariff matters under Section 301 and Section 232, as well as enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the International Trade Commission under Section 337.