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Barbara D Linney is co-leader of the BakerHostetler international trade and national security team and has spent nearly three decades advising clients on international trade and business issues. Her multinational practice spans numerous industries, notably including the defence, aerospace, oil and gas, maritime, logistics and medical device industries. Ms Linney practices before various US federal agencies, including the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. Licensed to practise law in three countries (the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom), she provides practical, business-oriented advice on a wide range of complex cross-border regulatory requirements – from US and international export and import controls, anti-boycott rules and defence security requirements, to international economic sanctions and embargoes, foreign investment reviews and anti-corruption legislation.
Ms Linney serves as an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, is frequently invited to speak on international trade and business issues at national and international conferences and is the author of numerous articles on international trade and business issues. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law (SIL) and currently serves as a co-chair of the SIL’s National Security Committee. Ms Linney is also a member, a past president and pro bono general counsel of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) as well as a recipient of the WIIT Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, Ms Linney was named the WorldECR Practitioner of the Year in 2021.
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