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

  • ARMOR USA acquires industrial segment of International Imaging Materials, Inc.Jones Day represented Armor SAS and ARMOR USA, Inc., a French-based company that specializes in the industrial formulation of inks and the coating of thin layers onto thin films, in the acquisition and financing of International Imaging Materials, Inc. ("IIMAK"), a global developer and manufacturer of value-added consumable solutions for industrial applications.
  • Materion to acquire H.C. Starck's electronic materials portfolio for $380 millionJones Day is advising Materion Corporation, a world leader in high performing advanced materials, on its acquisition of H.C. Starck Solutions' industry-leading, electronic materials business, located in Newton, Massachusetts ("HCS-Electronic Materials") for $380 million.
  • American Industrial Partners subsidiary Vertex Aerospace announces acquisition of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training and Mission Critical Solutions business linesJones Day is advising American Industrial Partners in the acquisition by portfolio company, Vertex Aerospace, of Raytheon Technologies' Defense Training, Professional Services, Mission Critical Solutions, and Modernization and Sustainment business lines.
  • PPC Flexible Packaging acquires Consumer Packaging Group, LLCJones Day represented Morgan Stanley Capital Partners and its portfolio company, PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, in PPC's acquisition and financing of the Harland, Wisconsin, based Consumer Packaging Group, LLC.
  • Cortec Group portfolio company acquires Kino Flo, Inc.Jones Day advised the Cortec Group and Chauvet & Sons, LLC in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Chauvet & Sons, LLC, a developer and manufacturer of entertainment lighting products, of Kino Flo, Inc., a multi-award-winning manufacturer of lighting systems engineered for cinema and television production.
  • Huntington Ingalls Industries acquires Alion Science and Technology for $1.65 billionJones Day advised Huntington Ingalls Industries in the $1.65 billion acquisition of Alion Science and Technology Corporation from Veritas Capital.
  • Building Systems Holdings sells company to Therma HoldingsJones Day advised Building Systems Holdings, Inc. in the sale of the company to Therma Holdings.
  • Riverside acquires Whittle & Mutch, Inc.Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with its acquisition by portfolio company FlavorSum of Whittle & Mutch, Inc. (W&M), a fourth-generation, family-owned flavor house that manufactures and sells liquid flavors, emulsions, extracts, and other taste-related products primarily to beverage customers.
  • Parker Hannifin's recommended all cash acquisition of Meggitt PLCJones Day is acting 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.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires MDoutlookJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition by portfolio company Clinical Education Alliance, LLC (CEA) of MDoutlook, a provider of precision intelligence solutions that help life sciences companies develop and commercialize therapeutics and diagnostics in oncology.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Tiger LightsJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Arrowhead Engineered Products, Inc. of Tiger Lights, a leading provider of aftermarket LED lighting accessories for agricultural and industrial equipment including tractors, combines, forklifts, and skid steers.
  • Signature Aviation sells Global Engine Services business to StandardAero for $230 millionJones Day advised Signature Aviation plc, a market-leading provider of global aviation support services, in the $230 million sale of the Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) business to StandardAero, a portfolio company owned by The Carlyle Group and a leading provider of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services.
  • EagleTree Capital sells Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 millionJones Day represented investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital in the sale of Airtech Group, US Valve Corporation, and related entities to IDEX Corporation for $470 million.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires DIGARCJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company Modern Campus of DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education.
  • STERIS acquires Cantel Medical for $3.6 billionJones Day advised STERIS plc in its acquisition of Cantel Medical Corp, a global provider of infection prevention products and services primarily to endoscopy and dental customers, for $3.6 billion.
  • Solmax acquires TenCate GeosyntheticsJones Day advised Groupe Solmax Inc. (Solmax), the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications, and its shareholders (including institutional investors Caisse de dépot et placement du Québec and Fonds de Solidarité FTQ), in connection with Solmax’s acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics Holding B.V., a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics, from Dutch conglomerate Koninklijke Ten Cate (Royal Ten Cate, the Netherlands), and advised on the related senior secured financing to support the acquisition.
  • Coronado Global Resources completes US$550 million in combined financingJones Day represented Coronado Global Resources Inc., in connection with (i) an offering of US$350 million aggregate principal amount of 10.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2026, (ii) a secured asset-based revolving credit agreement in an initial aggregate principal amount of US$100 million, and (iii) an offering of US$100 million aggregate principal amount of shares of its Common Stock in the form of CHESS Depositary Interests, which are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires SCRAM Systems®Jones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company LMG Holdings, Inc. of Alcohol Monitoring Systems, Inc. dba SCRAM Systems®, a leading provider of technology-enabled monitoring solutions and groundbreaking offender management software for state and local judicial systems and corrections departments.
  • American Industrial Partners acquires High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand for $300 millionJones Day advised American Industrial Partners in its $300 million acquisition of a majority interest in the High Pressure Solutions Segment of Ingersoll Rand, a premier market leader in the manufacturing, service, and repair of high-pressure pumps and related consumables in the upstream energy market.
  • LeBaronBrown Industries acquires NPS Holdings Inc.Jones Day advised LeBaronBrown Industries LLC in its acquisition of a majority interest in the NPS Towel & Tissue Division of NPT Holdings Inc., a leading towel & tissue and specialty packaging converter.
  • 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