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).

Experiencia

  • Nordson Corporation obtains $500 million delayed draw term loanJones Day represented Nordson Corporation in connection with a new delayed draw term loan facility in an aggregate principal amount of $500 million with Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., as agent.
  • Riverside portfolio company acquires Prism SpecialtiesJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and financing by portfolio company EverSmith Brands of Prism Specialties, a leading franchisor of specialty restoration services of electronics, textiles, arts and documents.
  • restor3d obtains $15 million venture debt secured term loan facilityJones Day represented restor3d, inc., a leader in 3D printed, personalized orthopedic implants, in its $15 million venture debt secured term loan facility in connection with a Series A funding.
  • Blue Sea Capital sells Sunvair Aerospace Group to Greenbriar Equity GroupJones Day represented Blue Sea Capital LLC in the sale of Sunvair Aerospace Group, a leading maintenance, repair and overhaul ("MRO") services provider specializing in landing gear, avionics, flight instruments, sensors and cargo loading systems, to Greenbriar Equity Group.
  • Large financial institution leads syndicate of lenders on $70.5 million senior secured credit facility for water treatment specialistJones Day represented a large financial institution, as administrative agent, in connection with a $70.5 million syndicated senior secured credit facility, consisting of a $15 million revolver and $55.5 million term loan, provided to a water treatment specialist.
  • Direct lender provides $35 million senior secured credit facility to large private equity-backed leading provider of lease accounting and lease management software solutionsJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, in connection with a $35 million senior secured credit facility provided to a large private equity sponsored company that is the leading provider of lease accounting and lease management software solutions in North America.
  • VSE Corporation completes $150 million public offering of Common StockJones Day represented VSE Corporation (NASDAQ: VSEC) in connection with an underwritten public offering of 2,112,676 shares of VSE's Common Stock at a price of $71.00 per share (before underwriting discounts and commissions).
  • Priority Holdings obtains $905 million credit facilitiesJones Day represented Priority Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of leading payments technology company Priority Technology Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTH), and certain of its affiliates in connection with obtaining new senior secured credit facilities consisting of initial term loans in an aggregate principal amount of $835 million and revolving commitments of $70 million.
  • Lamb Weston increases term loan facility by $325 millionJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with a $325 million increase to its term loan facility with AgWest Farm Credit, PCA, as administrative agent, bringing the total size of the facility to $1.075 billion.
  • Lamb Weston obtains €200 million term loan facility and increases revolving credit facility to $1.5 billionJones Day represented Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc., a leading global producer, distributor, and marketer of value-added frozen potato products, in connection with obtaining a new €200 million term loan facility and increasing its multicurrency revolving credit facility to $1.5 billion.
  • NOVA Infrastructure Management and its affiliated funds obtain new revolving subscription facility of up to $150 millionJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure Management, LLC and its funds, NOVA Infrastructure Fund II, L.P. and NOVA Infrastructure Fund II (Cayman), L.P. in connection with a new subscription line facility of up to $150 million with Webster Bank, N.A., as the sole lender.
  • ETS acquires Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC)Jones Day advised Educational Testing Service (ETS) in its acquisition of Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC), a national non-profit organization that helps make competency-based education available to all learners.
  • PNC Bank provides $2.3 billion syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility to CooperCompanies and affiliatesJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $2.3 billion syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility made to The Cooper Companies, Inc., CooperVision International Limited and certain of their affiliates, which is a global public company that specializes in medical devices, including for vision, women's health and surgical procedures.
  • Swander Pace Capital sells Functional Formularies to DanoneJones Day advised Swander Pace Capital in the sale of Functional Formularies, a leading provider of organic, whole food, shelf-stable feeding tube formulas, to Danone.
  • Blackbaud refinances existing credit facility with new $1.5 billion credit facilityJones Day represented Blackbaud, Inc., a leading software provider serving the nonprofit and education sectors, in connection with the refinancing of its existing credit facility to, among other things, provide for new credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount of $1.5 billion consisting of a $700 million revolving credit facility and a $800 million term loan facility.
  • Norwest Equity Partners acquires MDC Interior SolutionsJones Day advised Norwest Equity Partners in the acquisition and financing of MDC Interior Solutions, LLC, a leading commercial interior wallcoverings and design solutions company.
  • VSE Corporation acquires Turbine Controls, Inc.Jones Day advised VSE Corporation in the $120 million acquisition of Turbine Controls, Inc., a provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) support services for complex engine components, as well as engine and airframe accessories, across commercial and military applications.
  • American Pacific Group acquires C.F. StinsonJones Day advised American Pacific Group in the acquisition and financing of C.F. Stinson, LLC, a leading distributor of fabric products.
  • NOVA Infrastructure Management, LLC and affiliated funds obtain new $25 million subscription facilityJones Day represented NOVA Infrastructure Management, LLC and its fund NOVA Infrastructure Fund I, L.P. (“NOVA I”) in the refinancing of NOVA I's existing subscription line facility.
  • Société Générale sells Société Générale Equipment Finance's (SGEF) activitiesJones Day is advising Société Générale in the sale of the professional equipment financing businesses operated by Societe Generale Equipment Finance (SGEF) to Groupe BPCE.
  • 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