Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Meredith Rathbone chairs Steptoe’s international trade and regulatory compliance practice group. She counsels clients on compliance with US export controls and economic sanctions laws and United Nations sanctions and arms embargoes, as well as defence before relevant US government authorities and United Nations sanctions panels.
Her experience includes assisting clients in resolving politically sensitive matters under the joint administration of various government agencies, including navigating the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and US sanctions laws and regulations administered by the US Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury.
Meredith is experienced in supporting clients with internal investigations, voluntary disclosures and subpoena responses, and export and technology transfer authorisations, undertaking product classification and jurisdiction assessments, and establishing compliance programmes. Meredith regularly advises companies on export controls and sanctions considerations in the context of mergers and acquisitions. She has represented individuals and companies facing civil and criminal investigations in this area, and clients seeking to be removed from the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control SDN List through the delisting process.
Meredith currently serves on the US Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, Sanctions Subcommittee.