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Laura Fraedrich


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  • George Mason University (J.D. 1995; Graduated first in class); The College of William & Mary (B.A. in Economics 1983)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and U.S. Court of International Trade


  • Law Clerk to Judge Pauline Newman, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (1995-1997)

For more than 20 years, Laura Fraedrich has been helping clients achieve their goals in complex international trade matters, including CFIUS, economic sanctions, export control, customs, and trade remedy matters. Clients in the energy, semiconductor, telecommunications, aerospace and defense, and transportation sectors have relied on Laura to handle their CFIUS filings.

Laura advises and represents clients in foreign direct investment matters, including filing CFIUS notices and negotiating mitigation agreements. She also represents clients in export control matters, including issues related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and the various embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). She represents importers in all types of U.S. customs matters, including ruling requests, prior disclosures, protests, penalties, seizures, liquidated damages, and audits covering classification, valuation, country of origin, and trade preference issues. Her trade remedy experience includes antidumping and countervailing duty matters, Section 201 and Section 421 proceedings, and Section 337 cases. In addition, she counsels clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and represents their interests before U.S. enforcement agencies.

Laura is an adjunct professor of international trade law at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University and a member of the board of directors of Kluwer Law International's Global Trade and Customs Journal. She has written extensively on CFIUS, U.S. sanctions, and export controls issues. Laura, along with other members of the Firm's International Trade & National Security group, is a member of the Aerospace Industries of America.

Laura Fraedrich