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Zoe Lensing counsels and represents clients in international trade and national security matters. She has assisted clients in navigating and understanding economic sanctions and export control issues, including sanctions regimes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administrations Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). She has also represented clients seeking to engage in foreign direct investment and other transactions that implicate international trade concerns, such as review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), advised importers in various types of U.S. customs matters and litigation regarding duties imposed under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, and assisted clients with internal investigations related to sanctions compliance and compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Zoe also counsels clients and assists with internal investigations related to government contract-related regulatory requirements under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Buy American Act, and the Trade Agreements Act and assists clients with False Claims Act (FCA) litigation and civil investigative demands.

Zoe has significant experience navigating compliance questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including questions about international restrictions and U.S. state and local executive orders and guidance.


  • Corpay acquires GPS Capital MarketsJones Day advised Corpay, Inc. in the acquisition of GPS Capital Markets, LLC and its subsidiaries, a group that provides business-to-business cross-border and treasury management solutions, in Corpay’s third largest deal ever.
  • Major U.S. software company conducts enhanced end user due diligence requirementsJones Day assisted a major U.S. software company with enhanced end user due diligence requirements in compliance with a procedure from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
  • FirstEnergy sells $3.5 billion transmission stake to BrookfieldJones Day advised FirstEnergy Corp. in the $3.5 billion sale of an additional 30.0% equity stake in its subsidiary FirstEnergy Transmission (“FET”), the holding company for FirstEnergy’s three regulated electric transmission businesses, to North American Transmission Company II L.P., FirstEnergy’s existing joint venture partner in FET and a controlled investment vehicle entity of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
  • Shiseido Americas acquires Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare for $450 millionJones Day advised Shiseido Americas Corporation, a subsidiary of Shiseido Co., Ltd., in the acquisition of DDG Skincare Holdings LLC, the owner of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, for $450 million in cash.
  • GfK sells European Consumer Panel (GfK CP) business to YouGovJones Day advised GfK SE in the €315 million sale of its European Consumer Panel business (GfK CP) to YouGov PLC, a leading international online research data and analytics technology group headquartered in the United Kingdom and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: YOU).
  • Webster Bank provides $95 million asset-based credit facility to leading cabinet manufacturerJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. as administrative agent, collateral agent, sole lead arranger, bookrunner, and a lender, in connection with a $95 million credit facility consisting of a $55 million revolving credit facility, a $25 million equipment credit facility, and a $15 million term loan facility, provided to one of the fastest growing cabinet manufacturers in the United States.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires United Sports BrandsJones Day represented Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of United Sports Brands, a global leader in sports performance and protective products, including the Shock Doctor, McDavid, Cutters, Nathan, PEARL iZUMi, and Glukos brands.
  • Webster Bank arranges $134 million secured credit facilityJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. in connection with a $134 million credit facility consisting of a $109 million term loan facility and a $25 million revolving credit facility provided to a leading U.S. manufacturer of private label take-and-bake pizzas and flatbreads.
  • J.F. Lehman completes financing in connection with its $1.2 billion take-private acquisition of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc.Jones Day represented J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the aerospace, defense, maritime, and environmental sectors, in connection with a syndicated senior secured credit facility financing its approximately $1.2 billion take-private acquisition of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCCI), a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal, emergency and spill response, and industrial and field services to vehicle maintenance businesses, manufacturers and other industrial businesses, as well as utilities and governmental entities.
  • Private credit firm and affiliated funds obtain subscription line credit facility in amount up to $150 millionJones Day represented a private credit firm and certain of its funds in the refinancing of such funds’ existing subscription line facility.
  • TotalEnergies completes PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in $18.5 billion Rio Grande LNG ProjectJones Day represented TotalEnergies in connection with its PIPE investment in NextDecade Corporation and investment in the Rio Grande LNG (RGLNG) Project, a planned natural gas liquefaction project in South Texas.
  • Major international semiconductor manufacturer secures trusted importer status with compliance policiesJones Day assisted a major international semiconductor manufacturer with developing policies and procedures required to maintain its status as a Trade Partner with the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT).
  • Major U.S. payments company secures OFAC license to exit Russian marketJones Day assisted a major U.S. payments company with securing a license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), permitting a successful exit from the Russian market.
  • Webster Bank provides $25 million credit facility to research and archiving service provider in biopharmaceutical industryJones Day represented Webster Bank, N.A. as administrative agent, collateral agent, swingline lender, issuing bank, and as a lender, in connection with a $25 million credit facility to a certain group of borrowers and their subsidiaries which provide research and archiving services in the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • ABS sells technical inspection service line to ApaveJones Day advised ABS Group of Companies, Inc. in the sale by one of its subsidiaries, ABSG Consulting, Inc., of its technical inspection service line to Apave Group, an international inspection group.
  • Ansys acquires DiakoptoJones Day advised Ansys in the acquisition of Diakopto, a provider of differentiated EDA solutions to accelerate integrated circuit (IC) development.
  • DIC acquires photoresist polymers manufacturer PCAS CanadaJones Day advised DIC Corporation, a Japanese chemicals group operating globally in over 60 countries, in connection with its acquisition of Quebec-based PCAS Canada Inc., a company that manufactures and sells polymers used in photoresists for semiconductor photolithography, from PCAS S.A., a French company.
  • MYR Group amends and restates $490 million revolving credit facilityJones Day represented MYR Group, a national electrical contractor specializing in transmission and distribution, substation and commercial and industrial construction, in connection with their $490 million amended and restated revolving credit facility.
  • Evoqua merges with Xylem in $7.5 billion all-stock transactionJones Day advised Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE: AQUA) in its $7.5 billion stock-for-stock merger with Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL).
  • Large financial institution leads syndicate of lenders on $195 million senior secured term loan and revolving credit facilities for Mexican grocery store operator in connection with closing date acquisition of minority interestJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent, letter of credit issuer, and swing line lender, in connection with a $165 million senior secured term loan credit facility and a $30 million senior secured revolving credit facility.