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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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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 > Labor and employment > Immigration

Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s full-service immigration group also has a niche practice in international trade laws and export compliance, as well as servicing clients on traditional immigration matters. Based out of Washington DC, the team handles national security-related immigration work for governments, and employment-based visa issues for multinational corporations and higher education clients. Aleksandar Dukic leads the team alongside co-chair Beth Peters, who also manages the trade and investment group. Also in the team is newly promoted Anne Fisher who advises on customs and economic sanctions, as do a team of senior associates based in the Northern Virginia office. The group has an active pro-bono practice handling cases of asylum and immigration for children.

United States > Dispute resolution > International trade

(Hall of Fame)

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Hogan Lovells US LLP displays unparalleled experience in export controls and sanctions enforcement; the past year was no exception, with a team led by Stephen Propst, practice co-head Beth Peters and Ajay Kuntamukkala continuing to act for Chinese telecom company ZTE on global compliance issues relating to the client’s high-profile settlement agreements concluded with the US Department of Commerce (DOC). The practice also demonstrated an enviable strength in compliance in the technology sector, where it assisted Facebook with its investment in Jio Platforms, which is considered the largest foreign direct investment in India’s tech sector to date. In addition, the team is also handling a large volume of mandates in the life sciences, defense, aerospace, nuclear, and agriculture sectors, for which it regularly draws on the expertise of the firm’s well-known industry sector groups. For larger matters requiring advanced planning, clients also benefit from the department’s close collaboration with the firm’s dedicated legal project management team. Department co-head Deen Kaplan is highly regarded in the agricultural industry, where he has represented both traders and producers in multiple disputes, as well as antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. Similarly, trade litigation and high-stakes trade negotiations are core areas of focus for Jonathan Stoel and recently promoted partner Jared Wessel. For mandates involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), clients turn to Anne Salladin and Brian Curran, who also has expertise in divestiture trusts. The group continued its expansion streak in the spring of 2020, significantly broadening its trade policy offering with the hire of Kelly Ann Shaw from the White House, where she served as Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs.