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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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Global Regulatory




Beth Peters has almost 30 years of experience advising clients on international trade and immigration matters. Beth is co-director of our International Trade and Investment group.

Beth advises clients on the full range of international trade laws, including export control, cyber, national security, sanctions, customs, anti-boycott, and anti-money laundering/USA Patriot Act regulations. Beth also has a wealth of experience handling immigration matters and assessing cutting-edge technology transfer and deemed export issues.

Beth advises financial institutions and universities, as well as telecommunications, satellite, engineering, chemical, defense, life science, and other companies in complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and nuclear export controls, including complicated compliance, licensing, and enforcement matters. Beth assists financial institutions, universities, and companies on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance matters.




Former Co-Chairman, International Trade Committee, District of Columbia Bar
Former Advisor, Law 360 International Trade Editorial Board, 2013-2014
Member, American Bar Association
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
Member, International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
Member, Society of International Affairs


J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990
B.A., Duke University, 1987
Summer Program, Oxford University, 1985

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Dispute resolution > International litigation

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a strong international trade disputes practice led by Beth Peters, Deen Kaplan  and Ajay Kuntamukkala in Washington DC. New York-based global litigation practice head Dennis Tracey handles a range of cross-border litigation and enforcement issues.

United States > International Trade > International trade

(Hall of Fame)

Beth PetersHogan Lovells US LLP

Few trade practices possess the strength-in-depth evidenced by Hogan Lovells US LLP and its deep bench translates into a comprehensive offering, which counts specialists in every segment of trade law. Satisfied clients assert that the Washington DC-based team is ‘unique in terms of exceptional depth of knowledge‘, with its ability to navigate ‘high-stakes, complex, and difficult‘ matters standing as a big draw for sources. Among the names to note, Beth Peters  ranks among the most high-profile trade experts nationally and is regarded as a go-to specialist for export controls and economic sanctions. Deen Kaplan is sought after for his expertise in trade and investment disputes and trade policy matters; he is particularly experienced in advising on agricultural issues and successfully represented the US Grains Council in a dispute concerning US corn exports to Peru. Jonathan Stoel, who ‘runs to difficult conversations rather than away from them‘, is also noted for trade litigation. On the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) front, Anne Salladin is widely recognized as a market leader, with strong recent showings in representing clients in the nuclear and defense spheres. Ajay Kuntamukkala co-heads the department together with Peters and Kaplan; he recently led the firm’s headline-grabbing work for Pfizer on trade-related issues connected to the distribution and shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, including economic sanctions, export controls, customs, and trade policy issues globally. Other recommended names include CFIUS specialist Brian Curran, ‘exceptional problem-solverKelly Ann Shaw, the ‘pragmaticJared Wessel and Stephen Propst, who has a focus on export control and sanctions.