Lindsey M.Nelson

Associate

Washington + 1.202.879.3735

Lindsey Nelson focuses her practice on advising clients regarding compliance with government regulations, with a particular concentration on compliance with international trade regulations. She represents individuals and public and private entities in all aspects of counseling and internal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions.

Lindsey assists companies and organizations with compliance with the U.S. export controls, including the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Such compliance activities include determining and obtaining proper licenses, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in disclosures to and negotiations with relevant government agencies. Lindsey has significant experience drafting documents necessary for export control compliance and enforcement activities, including voluntary self-disclosures and responses to government inquiries, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, license applications, and compliance manuals. She also conducts training programs for clients on export control compliance.

Lindsey also advises clients in mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions that raise international trade concerns, including Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) filings.

In addition to her international trade work, Lindsey has represented government contractors in False Claims Act matters, including qui tam litigation, and other government contract regulatory matters. She also has experience advising clients with regard to other facets of international laws and regulations administered by the U.S. government, including compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).

Experience

  • Ansys to acquire Analytical Graphics, Inc. for $700 millionJones Day is advising Ansys, Inc. in the $700 million acquisition of Analytical Graphics, Inc., a provider of mission-driven simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Social Sentinel, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of Social Sentinel, Inc., a Vermont company that provides SaaS-based threat alerts through monitoring social media and other communication sources.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires P3 Global Intel business from Anderson Software, LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Navigate360, LLC of P3 Global Intel, a developer of tip and intelligence management software which provides school administrators and law enforcement with a seamless and efficient solution to address significant health and safety concerns, from Anderson Software, LLC.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires INVIVO CommunicationsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of INVIVO Communications, a Toronto-based digital scientific communications provider strategically focused on the medical affairs space.
  • OVHcloud acquires EXTEN Technologies, Inc.Jones Day advised OVHcloud, a global cloud leader and the largest European cloud provider, in its acquisition of technology and certain assets of EXTEN Technologies, Inc., a U.S.-based storage software company specializing in NVMe over Fabrics.
  • International industrial company reviews antitrust and investigation mattersJones Day is counseling an international industrial company in a wide range of antitrust and investigation matters.
  • TD Securities arranges $190 million acquisition financing for Whole Earth Brands, Inc.Jones Day advised TD Securities (USA) LLC, as arranger, in connection with a $190 million senior secured credit facility comprised of a $140 million term loan and a $50 million revolving credit facility to Whole Earth Brands, Inc, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).
  • Riverside invests in GSB & Associates, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in GSB & Associates, Inc., a flavor house specializing in custom flavor development with a diverse portfolio of liquid and powdered flavors.
  • Grindr sold to San Vicente Acquisition LLC for $608 millionJones Day advised Grindr in its $608 million sale by Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd of substantially all of the equity interests in Grindr Inc. to San Vicente Acquisition LLC.
  • Wright Group sold Shadin Avionics to Gardner Standard LLCJones Day advised The Wright Group in the sale of Shadin, L.P., d/b/a Shadin Avionics, a global leader in aviation electronics (avionic) integration and data management solutions, to Gardner Standard LLC.
  • Cardinal States Gathering Company and CSG Holdings obtain $125 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented Cardinal States Gathering Company LLC and CSG Holdings I LLC in connection with a $125 million senior secured term loan facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Investec Bank plc, as administrative agent.
  • CSG Holdings obtains $50 million senior secured term loan facilityJones Day represented CSG Holdings II LLC and CSG Holdings III LLC in connection with a $50 million senior secured term loan facility provided by a syndicate of lenders led by Investec Bank plc, as administrative agent.
  • Blue Sea Capital sold NSi Industries to Odyssey Investment PartnersJones Day advised Blue Sea Capital LLC on its sale of NSi Industries, LLC to Odyssey Investment Partners.
  • Huntington Ingalls to sell San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition HoldingsJones Day is advising Huntington Ingalls Industries in the sale of its San Diego Shipyard to Titan Acquisition Holdings.
  • Millicom's subsidiary Telefónica Celular del Paraguay S.A.E. completes $250 million International re-tap offering of Senior NotesJones Day represented Telefónica Celular del Paraguay S.A.E. (“Telecel”) in connection with a $250 million Rule 144A and Regulation S re-tap offering to Telecel’s $300 million 5.875% Senior Notes due 2027 issued in April 2019.
  • Morgan Stanley Capital Partners portfolio company acquires iMark MoldingJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition and related financing by portfolio company Comar Holding Company, LLC of iMark Molding, LLC ("iMark") from the original iMark founders.
  • Riverside invests in LMG HoldingsJones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with its investment in LMG Holdings, Inc., a provider of ignition interlock devices (IIDs) used to help prevent drunk driving.
  • TriMas sold Lamons business to First Reserve for $135 millionJones Day advised TriMas Company, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of TriMas Corporation, in its $135 million sale of its Lamons business, a provider of industrial sealing and fastener solutions used in mission-critical, high-consequence applications in the petrochemical, petroleum refining, midstream energy transportation, upstream oil and gas, metropolitan water and wastewater management end markets, to First Reserve, a private equity firm focused on energy investing.
  • Cortec Group acquires Enthusiast Auto HoldingsJones Day advised the Cortec Group in connection with the acquisition and related financing of Ohio-based Enthusiast Auto Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, an e-commerce distributor of automobile aftermarket and performance parts, including for Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
  • Western Digital sells IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®)Jones Day advised Western Digital Corp. in the sale of its IntelliFlash™ business to DataDirect Networks, Inc. (DDN®), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented an international financial institution in an internal investigation and disclosure to the Office of Foreign Assets Control relating to potential violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR).

    Represented a public university in an internal investigation and disclosure to OFAC relating to potential violations of the ITSR and conducted an internal investigation regarding ITAR compliance.

    Represented a corporation in an internal investigation of potential violations of the EAR and the ITSR, subsequent voluntary self-disclosures to the Bureau of Industry & Security and OFAC, and licensing compliance.

    Represented a Fortune 500 defense company under a consent agreement in internal investigations relating to potential ITAR violations and subsequent voluntary self-disclosures.

    Represented a public university in an agency Inspector General investigation into allegations of grant fraud.

    Represented a corporation in a False Claims Act matter relating to federal housing subsidies.

    Represented an individual accused of wire fraud relating to public contracts in Iraq.

    Represented a corporation in a False Claims Act case relating to most favorable pricing issues.

    Represented an individual in a company's internal investigation into potential FCPA violations in Asia.

    Speaking Engagements

    • July 18, 2018
      myLawCLE & Federal Bar Association, Trade Law 101: Importing into the United States, Foreign Investments and Outbound Trade
    • October 20, 2017
      International Trade and National Security Policy, Lawline CLE Program
    • November 16, 2016
      Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute, Basics of IT Acquisition and Contracting - Hardware, Software, Open Source Products & Services, Cloud Computing and Continuous Monitoring Platforms, Federal Publications Seminars
    • November 4, 2015
      2015 Cybersecurity Institute in Government Contracts
    • September 29, 2015
      Trends and Developments in International Trade: What You Need to Know
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