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Beth Peters, a Director of the firm's international trade and investment group, works principally on international trade and immigration law matters. She provides advice and representation to clients before the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Labor, and Homeland Security, and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. Beth advises clients on a variety of international trade matters, including export control laws, sanctions laws, customs laws, and the USA Patriot Act. She assists universities, as well as telecommunications, satellite, engineering, chemical, and other companies in complying with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including complicated compliance, licensing, and deemed export matters. She also has extensive experience assisting U.S. and foreign corporations, sports teams, universities, and nonprofit organizations in sponsoring individuals for immigrant and nonimmigrant status in the United States.


Beth joined Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) in 1990 and was elevator to Partner in 1999. While in law school, she served as the Note Editor for the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.


Co-chairman, International Trade Committee, District of Columbia Bar Member, American Bar Association Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Member, Society of International Affairs Member, International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)


J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990 B.A., Duke University, 1987

United States: Dispute resolution

International trade

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Beth Peters - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Within: International trade

The ‘exceptional’ team at Hogan Lovells US LLP has ‘deep industry knowledge’ and is ‘strong across the board’ of all facets of international trade work. Co-head Deen Kaplan is ‘always positive even in the face of adversity’ and is praised for his ‘ability to simplify complex legal issues to a business audience’. As well as his expertise in relation to cyber-related matters, Kaplan is viewed as ‘a very safe pair of hands’ at representing clients across a range of trade remedies matters; he continues to act for the government of Ontario in numerous major trade matters with the US including the long-running softwood lumber dispute and also acts for US Grains Council in several global trade disputes including in litigation brought by China. Co-head Beth Peters is also noted for her litigation expertise as well as her trade policy nous, which is informed by her ‘strong relationships with high officials in government’. Praised for his ‘very deep knowledge and expertise in trade controls’, Brian Curran excels at national security matters relating to export controls, economic sanctions and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews. Curran recently provided CFIUS advice to Delta ID on its potential sale to Sweden-based company Fingerprints Cards. The arrival in February 2017 of former Assistant Secretary at the Department of State, Andrew Keller, adds credibility to the firm’s sanctions and policy expertise in light of his central role at the government developing and shaping sanctions policies in relation to Cuba, Iran and Russia. Formerly a US trade representative (USTR) general counsel, Warren Maruyama is another member of the team with governmental experience and uses this to good effect on behalf of many global corporations seeking trade policy advice. Other recommended practitioners include the ‘very clear thinking’ AleksanderDukic, who excels at export controls and sanctions matters; the ‘very professional and thorough’ Craig Lewis; Stephen Propst, who has niche expertise advising satellite and telecoms clients on the specific controls applicable to these industries; the ‘very structured’ Robert Kyle; and T Clark Weymouth, who is ‘an excellent lawyer in financial and corporate matters’ and ‘has long experience in forensic due diligences’. The team is rounded out by the expertise of seasoned practitioners, Jeanne Archibald and Mark McConnell, who specialize in CFIUS and trade litigation work, respectively.

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United States: Labor and employment


Within: Immigration

The ‘timely and accurate’ team at Hogan Lovells US LLP assists a client base encompassing major corporations, universities, NGOs, research institutions and media entities with traditional visa and immigration matters. Group co-lead Beth Peters is also a director of the firm’s international trade and investment group and has solid expertise in advising clients on complex export-related immigration matters; the roster includes 21st Century Fox, Washington University and Facebook. The ‘excellentAleksandar Dukic jointly chairs the Washington DC-based group and is noted for his expertise in security and compliance-related immigration matters. Dukic is assisting Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles with employee transfers under the E-2 visa category to support the company’s expansion in the US.

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