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Les P. Carnegie

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Les Carnegie is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office, co-head of the Export Controls, Economic Sanctions & Customs Practice and member of the firm's Finance Committee. He has extensive experience in a wide variety of international trade and national security matters.

Mr. Carnegie’s practice focuses on legal, policy and enforcement issues arising under US export controls, trade and economic sanctions, antiboycott restrictions, national security reviews of foreign investments in the United States, and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). With a particular focus on leading complex internal investigations, preparing disclosures to the US government and developing compliance programs, he has specialized expertise in the aerospace, defense, life sciences, energy, financial and high technology industries.


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Les Carnegie - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: International trade

Latham & Watkins LLP's eight-partner Washington DC-based team provides 'succinct analysis and guidance on how best to resolve trade issues', primarily with regard to export controls and sanctions matters, from both a compliance and enforcement perspective. Its clients include many global corporates in highly regulated sectors, including life sciences and financial services. The 'customer-oriented and responsive' Les Carnegie and William McGlone have 'significant knowledge of the regulations, as well as strong ties with the regulators'. In addition to standalone mandates, the team also picks up a huge amount of work by virtue of the firm's vast deal engine, in terms of both ad-hoc evaluation of compliance risk and CFIUS advice on M&A. Carnegie and Edward Shapiro are involved in the most significant CFIUS work handled by the team, on behalf of US target businesses and overseas acquirers (where it is well positioned as a result of its vast international network of offices). Shapiro recently acted for US-based energy exploration company Armstrong Energy in connection with the $400m sale of its Alaska North Slope Assets business to New Zealand-based energy firm, Oil Search. Eric Volkman is recommended for the investigations and enforcement side of export controls and trade sanctions cases.

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