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Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States
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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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United States > International Trade > International trade

(Hall of Fame)

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Fielding a ‘well-rounded team of diverse experience and expertise‘, Latham & Watkins LLP‘s international trade practice is particularly noted for providing ‘excellent counsel on matters related to US sanctions and export controls‘. The group is also well-equipped to advise its portfolio of corporate, financial, private equity and non-profit clients on CFIUS and national security matters. Department co-chair Les P. Carnegie (‘very well-connected with US government personnel‘) is one of the most high-profile figures in the market for sanctions, export controls and national security issues; he is particularly well versed in matters relating to aerospace & defense, life sciences, energy, financial institutions and humanitarian organizations. Eric S. Volkman, who co-leads the economic sanctions, export controls and customs practice together with Carnegie, specializes in representing clients in internal corporate investigations and white-collar criminal matters, with an emphasis on trade and economic sanctions and anti-money laundering. Damara Chambers, who recently joined from Vinson & Elkins LLP to co-head the CFIUS & US national security practice alongside Carnegie, advises foreign and domestic clients on US national security issues. The Washington DC-based group also benefits from a talented band of younger lawyers including counsel Andrew Galdes (‘willing to consider new points of view‘), associate Zach Eddington (‘becoming a key leader‘) and Allison Hugi (‘a superb associate‘). Steven Croley left to become General Counsel at Ford.