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Megan Barnhill counsels foreign and domestic clients on regulatory matters related to international business transactions. Specifically, Ms Barnhill advises clients on regulatory issues related to international trade, including US export controls, trade sanctions, anti-boycott, and registration and reporting under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Ms Barnhill regularly advises clients on issues related to US export controls administered by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security. In addition, Ms Barnhill counsels clients on issues related to trade sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, including sanctions programmes related to countries (eg, Iran, Syria and Cuba) and against individuals, entities and vessels. Ms Barnhill assists clients in conducting due diligence reviews, compliance audits and investigations, drafting and implementing comprehensive compliance programmes, determining commodity jurisdiction and classification and preparing commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, preparing license applications, preparing voluntary disclosures, responding to administrative subpoenas and government requests for information, and ensuring day-to-day compliance with US export controls and trade sanctions. She also advises clients on compliance with the anti-boycott provisions and registration and reporting obligations under the FARA.
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