Lindsey M.Nelson

Partner

Washington + 1.202.879.3735

Lindsey Nelson focuses her practice on advising clients regarding compliance with government regulations, with concentrations in compliance with international trade and government contract laws and regulations. She represents individuals and public and private entities in all aspects of counseling and internal investigations, as well as in civil and criminal enforcement actions.

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 developing and instituting compliance policies and procedures, conducting trainings, determining and obtaining proper licenses, conducting internal investigations, and advocating for clients in disclosures to and negotiations with government agencies. Lindsey has significant experience drafting voluntary self-disclosures, responses to government inquiries, commodity jurisdiction requests, commodity classification requests, license applications, and compliance manuals.

In addition to her international trade work, Lindsey regularly advises government contractors regarding compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other agency regulatory regimes. She assists government contractors with internal investigations and represents clients in False Claims Act (FCA) litigation.

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

  • Parker Hannifin sells Human Motion and Control Business Unit to Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.Jones Day represented Parker Hannifin Corporation in the sale of its Human Motion and Control Business Unit to Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. for an aggregate purchase price of $10 million.
  • Sheet steel manufacturer amends and extends its existing $445.8 million senior secured construction term loanJones Day represented a sheet steel manufacturer in connection with the amendment and extension of its existing senior secured construction loan agreement, including more than $440 million of outstanding terms loans; as well as the simultaneous amendment, restatement, and extension of an existing senior secured revolving credit facility, including an increase in the commitments to $150 million.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Motivating Systems LLCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Navigate360 of Motivating Systems LLC, a leading provider of behavioral management software to K-12 schools and districts.
  • Timken acquires GGB Bearing Technology for $305 millionJones Day advised The Timken Company in the $305 million acquisition of GGB Bearing Technology (GGB), a division of Enpro, Industries (including exclusive negotiations with respect to the French operations of GGB).
  • Centre Lane Partners acquires personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc.Jones Day advised Centre Lane Partners, LLC in the acquisition and financing of the personalization business of Kibo Software, Inc., a market leader in modern, omnichannel commerce and a platform company of Vista Equity Partners.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Applied Educational Systems (AES)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in the acquisition and financing by portfolio company iCEV of Applied Educational Systems (AES), a provider of digital career and technical education content for K-12 schools and career centers.
  • Ascension enters into strategic laboratory collaboration with LabcorpJones Day advised Ascension with respect to its strategic alliance with Labcorp whereby Labcorp will manage Ascension’s hospital-based laboratories in 10 states and purchase the assets of the health system’s outreach laboratory business.
  • Global internet infrastructure provider acquires nine data centersJones Day advised a global internet infrastructure provider in the acquisition of nine data centers, including colocation and related network services.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires assets of Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (CHG)Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company PaleoWest of the assets of Commonwealth Heritage Group, Inc. (CHG), a Michigan-based cultural resource management consulting firm that assists clients with their need to address federal, state, and local level environmental regulations.
  • Parker divests its Aircraft Wheel and Brake divisionJones Day advised Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH, “Parker”), the global leader in motion and control technologies, in the divestiture of its Aircraft Wheel and Brake Division, located in Avon, Ohio, to Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) for $440 million.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day acted as U.S. counsel to Parker Hannifin Corporation in the £6.3 billion acquisition of Meggitt plc, a leading international company headquartered in Coventry, United Kingdom, specializing in high performance components and subsystems for the aerospace, defense and selected energy markets.
  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on Enerpac’s $600 million senior secured syndicated credit facilityJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association as administrative agent, in connection with a $600 million senior secured syndicated credit facility, comprised of a $400 million revolving credit facility and a $200 million term loan, to Enerpac Tool Group Corp. and certain of its affiliates.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Jupiter Life Science Consulting (Jupiter)Jones Day advised The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Red Nucleus of Jupiter Life Science Consulting (Jupiter), a leading provider of commercial and market access strategies for global pharma, biotech, and medical device companies with its primary focus in rare disease, hematology/oncology, metabolic, and neurology therapeutic areas.
  • MassMutual provides $92 million term loan to special purpose vehicle owned by joint ventureJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $92 million term loan facility provided to a special purpose vehicle owned by a joint venture.
  • Avient acquires DSM Protective Materials businessJones Day advised Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT), a leading provider of specialized and sustainable material solutions, in the $1.485 billion acquisition and financing of Koninklijke DSM N.V.’s protective materials business, a leading specialty engineered materials business built around the invention of Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber.
  • Angel fund obtains revolving credit facilityJones Day represented an angel fund in connection with a revolving credit facility obtained to replace the existing credit facility of a publicly traded company acquired by the fund.
  • Riverside acquires digital Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum assets of Today's ClassJones Day advised The Riverside Company in the acquisition of the digital Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum assets of Today's Class.
  • MassMutual provides $130 million revolving credit facility to SPV, managed by leading global investment firmJones Day represented Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, as lead lender, in connection with a $130 million revolving credit facility provided to a special purpose vehicle under the management of a leading global investment firm.
  • American Pacific Group acquires Concisys, Inc.Jones Day advised American Pacific Group, a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, in the acquisition of Concisys, Inc., a Southern California leader in surface mount technology electronic manufacturing services.
  • TotalEnergies enters into Strategic Alliance and Investment Agreement with Sunix and Tropigas in the Dominican RepublicJones Day is advising TotalEnergies in the strategic alliance and investment agreement with Omaha Beach Investment Corp., Sunix Petroleum, S.R.L. and Tropigas Dominicana, S.R.L. in the Dominican Republic.
  • 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