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).
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.
- 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
- The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 2009); Ohio University (B.Sc. summa cum laude 2006)
- District of Columbia and Virginia
- Named a "Rising Star" by Washington DC Super Lawyers (2018 and 2019)