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Fischer demonstrates 'tremendous command of the regulations' and has a 'good sense of how businesses work.'
Nancy Fischer leads the law firm’s Public Practices and Public Policy teams and is recognized as an authority on international trade law.
Nancy advises a global clientele on international trade matters and dispute resolution and the impact of U.S. regulations on worldwide trade and investments. She provides guidance on export controls; embargoes; FCPA and other anti-bribery laws; CFIUS reviews; trade remedies; customs laws; and WTO and NAFTA disputes. Nancy has represented large industry coalitions in disputes, including a group of nuclear utilities in the first antidumping matter before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Conducted extensive internal investigation on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Brazilian anti-corruption law compliance for a Japanese company investing in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry.
Navigated the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) review process for a Chinese government-owned client acquiring a global semiconductor equipment provider, successfully obtaining CFIUS clearance for the transaction.
Conducted extensive internal investigation for a private security contractor regarding alleged criminal and civil violations of International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations and prepared comprehensive voluntary disclosures.
Successfully advised a European government-owned aerospace corporation on foreign ownership restrictions, involving extensive negotiations with DSS, CFIUS and the State Department. Assisted with the Technology Control Plan and electronic communication plan and the SSA.
Recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers USA in International Trade, including for Export Controls & Economic Sanctions and Trade Remedies & Trade Policy.
Listed in The Legal 500 U.S., International Trade (2015 – 2018).
Presented “The Realities of Conducting Business in Iran or Newly Opened Markets: A Practical Discussion on Pitfalls to Avoid” at C5’s 2016 Exporter’s Forum on Global Economic Sanctions in Amsterdam.
PLI Program: Coping with U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2017 – Identifying and Managing Trade Control Risks in Corporate Transactions Panel (Dec. 14-15, 2017, Washington, D.C.)
12th Annual SMi Defence Exports Conference, Rome, Italy, September 2017
Pillsbury’s Government Contracts Fall 2017 Briefing – Panel on M&A Regulatory Issues (CFIUS), Tysons, VA, October 2017
Pillsbury’s Executive Breakfast on CFIUS Issues and Implications; Silicon Valley, CA and Washington, D.C.; June 2017
“Focus on Iran: Tips and Traps for Manufactures, Lenders and Insurers”, C5’s 11th Annual Exporters and Financial Institutions Forum on Global Economic Sanctions, Amsterdam, May 2017
“US Re-Export Controls 101: Ensuring Compliance within your Company Programme”, C5’s Trade Compliance Nordics, Copenhagen, April 2017
Asia America Multi Technology Association (AAMA)/Pillsbury Annual Dinner on CFIUS and China, January 2017
“New Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Beneficial Ownership Disclosure post Panama Papers”, C5’s Economic Sanctions and Financial Crime Forum, London, November 2016
ACC Aircraft Leasing Conference presentation on Sanctions, London, November 2016
BAE European Suppliers Conference on Export Controls and Sanctions, London, October 2016
“Risky Business: Complying with New US and EU Rules on Trade with Iran”, SMI Defence Industry Export Control Conference, Amsterdam, September 2016
“Expanding Your Business Base Abroad Brings Risks. How Can You Best Mitigate Export Controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices and Sanctions Issues?” Pillsbury Government Contracts Seminar, San Diego, June 2016
Cuba, and Iran Sanctions, Pillsbury CLE Marathon, New York, February 2016
“Developments in the State Department’s Defense Trade Program,” PLI’s Coping with Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, Washington, DC, December 2015
“Verifying the Cargo to Avoid Facilitating the Movement of Unauthorised Dual-Use Goods into Sanctioned Regions and Prevent Money Laundering Activities,” C5, Economic Sanctions and Financial Crime for Financial Institutions and Insurance, London, November 2015
“The ECR Transition is Here: Is Your Company Ready?” SMi Defense Exports conference, Amsterdam, October 2015
SMi Defense Exports Conference, Singapore, May 2015
J.D., Syracuse University College of Law, 1992
magna cum laude, Law Review
B.B.A., University of Georgia, 1989
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Court of International Trade