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Sean Thomas Boyce


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  • Georgetown University (J.D. 2006; Symposium Editor, Journal of International Law; Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies); Harvard University (A.B. in History and Literature magna cum laude 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia and New York

Sean Boyce has assisted clients with resolving complex commercial disputes and international regulatory issues for more than a decade. His practice focuses on cross-border issues, including representing clients in international and domestic disputes and advising clients on compliance with international trade laws. Previously based in the Firm's Washington, D.C. Office, Sean has been in Dubai since 2014, giving him particular experience addressing the extraterritorial application of U.S. law and insight into the regulatory and commercial concerns faced by clients operating in the Middle East.

Sean represents clients in a wide range of contentious matters, including corporate governance, contract, fraud, and antitrust disputes. Beyond handling complex U.S. litigation, he resolves cross-border disputes through negotiation, mediation, and international arbitration.

In addition, Sean counsels clients on compliance with international trade regimes, including sanctions, export and import controls, anti-money laundering rules, foreign direct investment requirements, and anticorruption laws. He regularly advises in connection with cross-border transactions by undertaking due diligence, developing strategies to mitigate risks, and preparing disclosures or license applications as well as assessing import and export activities. Sean also works with clients on the evaluation, design, and implementation of trade compliance programs as well as internal audits and investigations. He conducts internal investigations throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa and represents clients before U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury.

Sean has written extensively on trade compliance and cross-border issues and frequently provides related seminars and trainings.

Sean Boyce