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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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Co-headed by Les Carnegie, William McGlone and Sarah Nappi, Latham & Watkins LLP’s 13-partner team provides ‘helpful and responsive’ trade compliance advice to an impressive cadre of clients including The Carlyle Group, Osram and United Technologies. Carnegie has ‘in-depth knowledge of export matters’ and alongside McGlone represents the International Committee of the Red Cross on its compliance obligations under US sanctions and US export controls - work which includes advising on how to deliver swift assistance to persons caught up in conflict zones including Syria, Sudan, and Crimea. Edward Shapiro assists both US target businesses and foreign acquirers with securing national security approval for their transactions; he recently acted for Germany-based global lighting manufacturer Osram in obtaining CFIUS clearance for its €400m sale of the Ledvance business to a consortium including China-based Yiwu Harmony Core Investment partnership and MLS. ‘Very knowledgeable’ counsel Jarrett Taubman also regularly handles CFIUS matters.

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