Doing Business in the U.S.
Benjamin J. Cote
Mr. Cote is an Associate in Pillsbury's International Trade practice group, where his practice focuses on a broad range of international trade law matters, particularly export controls and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Cote advises clients on export control regulations administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Bureau of Industry (BIS). He has led internal investigations, prepared voluntary self-disclosures, drafted applications for export licenses and other authorizations, conducted due diligence for corporate transactions, provided guidance on export control classifications, and helped clients implement compliance programs.
Mr. Cote has also led internal FCPA investigations and advised clients on FCPA due diligence for mergers and acquisition, asset purchases and other investment transactions.
While attending law school, Mr. Cote interned with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva, Switzerland. He also served as Executive Editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law.