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International Trade and Investment and Immigration
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
Within: Leading lawyers
Beth Peters - Hogan Lovells US LLP
Within: International trade
Based out of Washington DC and aided by a vast international network, Hogan Lovells US LLP’s ‘business savvy’ and ‘highly professional’ 14-partner international trade team has the strength in depth and critical mass to handle the gamut of trade issues relating to the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Practice co-head Deen Kaplan is currently representing Emirates Airline Group in a high-profile trade subsidy dispute with a coalition of US airline groups led by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines. The firm has also had a longstanding involvement with the government of Ontario, assisting with a range of major trade matters with the US; alongside Mark McConnell, Kaplan is advising it on policy and strategic issues following the recent expiration of the US-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement, and also defending it in the supercalendered paper countervailing duty case. Anthony Capobianco recently helped secure CFIUS clearance for ALSTOM on the $17bn sale of its thermal power and renewable power and grid business to General Electric, and on the $800m acquisition of the rail signalling business of General Electric. The firm is also at the vanguard of the developing policies relating to export controls and economic sanctions and represents major corporates including Carnival Cruise Lines, IBM and Airbus in ensuring compliance with these multilateral policies. ‘Hugely knowledgeable’ practice co-head Beth Peters has been central to many of these sanctions matters and is a key member of the team that also includes recommended practitioners Ajay Kuntamukkala, Craig Lewis, Jonathan Stoel, Jeanne Archibald, Stephen Propst and T Clark Weymouth.
United States: Labor and employment
Hogan Lovells US LLP’s ‘very strong’ group gives advice that is ‘detail-oriented and always backed by in-depth knowledge’. The Washington DC-based practice is led by Beth Peters and Aleksandar Dukic. Peters regularly provides legal and policy advice on legislative initiatives affecting international trade and immigration matters. Dukic assists clients in various industries in sponsoring individuals for immigrant and non-immigrant visa status, as well as on export certifications, I-9 verifications, E-Verify, audits and other compliance matters under immigration regulations. Dean & Company and its affiliated entity DC Energy Management retained Dukic to obtain authorization of its foreign national employees to work in the US, both for temporary non-immigrant visas and permanent residency cards. Akelius Real Estate is a new client and Dr. Pepper, National Geographic Society and Snapchat also call on the firm for its immigration law services.