Brian Fleming

Brian Fleming

Members, Miller & Chevalier
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Brian Fleming, member at Miller and Chevalier, focuses his practice on investigations and compliance counselling in matters at the intersection of international trade and national security with an emphasis on economic sanctions, export controls and foreign direct investment. Mr Fleming advises leading US and foreign companies on compliance issues implicating the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. He conducts internal investigations, coordinates responses to subpoenas and other investigative demands and represents companies and individuals in government enforcement actions.

Mr Fleming counsels US and foreign companies with respect to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process from pre-transaction risk assessments to preparation of voluntary and mandatory CFIUS filings and management of mitigation agreements. Additionally, Mr Fleming concentrates on core national security issues and advises clients on matters relating to cybersecurity, the Foreign Agents Registration Act, Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and Department of Justice investigations of media leaks and disclosures of classified information. Mr Fleming also hosts the firm’s economic sanctions and export controls podcast, EMBARGOED! James Ford Mayer Brown James Ford is a senior associate in Mayer Brown’s London office. He focuses on regulatory compliance, transactional advice and investigations in the areas of economic sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption and money laundering. He has advised corporates across a range of sectors, including energy, mining and extractives, finance, defence and transport. He has also advised a range of financial institutions, insurers and brokers. James advises clients on: designing and implementing compliance programmes; compliance programme reviews; designing and delivering training; conducting investigations; drafting and submitting disclosures; liaising with regulators and supporting licence applications; and transaction due diligence. His experience includes in-house experience in four different sectors. He has been seconded to the sanctions team of a major European bank, the group legal team of a European-headquartered mining company, the group export controls team of a major defence company during the term of a Consent Agreement with the US State Department, the disputes team of a major international bank, and the bribery and corruption team of a global oil and gas company. James established and leads the Transparency International Professional Supporters Network, a

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