Jones Day Welcomes Government Regulation Partners in Washington

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 15:09

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Laura Fraedrichand Grayson Yeargin have joined the firm as partners in the Washington Office's Government Regulation Practice. Ms. Fraedrich, who advises on international trade matters, was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Mr. Yeargin, who focuses on government contractor compliance and investigations, was a partner at Nixon Peabody LLP.

Ms. Fraedrich represents clients in a broad range of export control, customs, and trade remedy matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. She also represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Ms. Fraedrich's trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. Her antidumping and countervailing duty experience extends to all areas of proceedings at both the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, scope inquiry proceedings, and changed circumstances reviews, as well as NAFTA panel reviews. Ms. Fraedrich also assists companies in evaluating whether to seek clearance for foreign acquisitions in the U.S. and prepares joint notifications to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

Mr. Yeargin concentrates his practice on assisting clients with compliance with government requirements and guiding them through government investigations. A significant portion of Mr. Yeargin’s practice involves representing and advising clients on U.S. export controls and sanctions issues, including assisting companies with compliance with the sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and anti-boycott laws. Mr. Yeargin's export control practice includes advising clients on both enforcement and compliance. He assists clients in conducting internal investigations, assessing disclosure issues, working with government agencies to resolve disputes, and defending matters in court. He also helps clients develop compliance programs, institute corrective actions when problems arise, and work through regulatory issues. Mr. Yeargin also provides regulatory and dispute-resolution advice to companies on a wide variety of other government contracts issues, including False Claims Act matters, laws governing false statements and fraud, suspension and debarment issues, compliance counseling, internal investigations, self-disclosures, and litigation with the federal government.