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Beth Peters

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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

Benefitting from a strong presence in Washington DC as well as globally, Hogan Lovells US LLP provides an ‘excellent service’ to domestic and international corporate clients of the firm, as well as in discrete standalone mandates. Co-head Deen Kaplan has a ‘fantastic’ reputation for trade remedies matters and leads the firm’s work in numerous high-profile matters, including the representation of Emirates Group as one of several Gulf airlines accused by a coalition of US airlines of operating in violation of the ‘Open Skies’ policy because of the receipt of alleged government subsidies. Kaplan is also representing the Government of Ontario, alongside of counsel Mark McConnell and Jonathan Stoel, in its trade matters with the US. Co-head Beth Peters has ‘good relations with high-ranking government officials’ and is consequently a go-to practitioner for clients seeking strategic and nuanced advice relating to export controls and sanctions. Alongside Stephen Propst, Peters successfully secured the relevant licenses allowing Carnival Cruise Line to become the first US ship operator to sail to Cuba in more than 50 years, following the recent easing of sanctions with Cuba. Recently promoted partner Brian Curran has handled some notable CFIUS mandates of late, including for Dell on the approximately $3.1bn sale of its IT services provider to NTT Data. Other recommended partners include Robert Kyle, who has ‘long experience in corporate affairs related to government agencies’; the ‘clear-thinkingAleksandar Dukic, who excels on export controls and sanctions matters; CFIUS expert Jeanne Archibald; and T Clark Weymouth, who ‘knows how to deal with big transparency challenges in big companies’.

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United States: Labor and employment


Within: Immigration

In addition to advising on traditional visa and immigration matters, Hogan Lovells US LLP utilizes its global full-service platform to provide strong supplementary expertise in corporate, tax, national security and labor matters. Group co-lead Beth Peters is also a director of the firm’s international trade and investment group and specializes in advising on immigration matters involving complex export issues for clients such as 21st Century Fox and Carnival Cruise Lines. Aleksandar Dukic co-chairs the Washington DC-based group and also has solid experience in security-related immigration matters. Dukic’s recent work includes advising Intrexon on obtaining authorization for its foreign national scientists to work in the US - both temporary non-immigrant visas and permanent residency applications.

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