Cortney O'Toole Morgan

Senior Counsel
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Transportation
  • Customs & Trade
  • Government Contracts
  • International
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
University American University, B.A., International Relations (Asia/Foreign Economic Policy), 1996; Japanese, Economics, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, 1995
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, J.D., 2001 Chancellor, Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 1999-2000; Lead Articles Editor, Comm; Law Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Policy, 2000-2001; Moot Court Associate, Fall 1998-Spring 1999; Vice-President, International Law Society, 1999-2000; Women's Law Caucus
Admitted2002, New York; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit; 2002, U.S. Court of International Trade; 2003, District of Columbia; 2003, District of Columbia Court of Appeals; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association, Section of International Law

·International Trade Committee, Co-chair, 2013-present

·Customs Law Committee, Co-chair, 2008-2011, Senior Advisor, 2012-2013

·Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Vice Chair, 2012-2013

LanguagesJapanese, fluent
BornAugust 14, 1974

An experienced attorney in the area of international trade and supply chain issues, Cortney advises foreign and domestic companies on all aspects of international trade regulation and planning and compliance, including customs, export controls, economic sanctions, embargoes, international trade agreements and preference programs. She represents clients across various industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, automotive, agricultural commodities, plastics, steel, textile and apparel and consumer electronics.

Cortney's practice in customs law includes issues of tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking, preferential duty programs, IPR enforcement, customs audits and focused assessments, logistics security, seizures, penalties and voluntary disclosures. Her export practice focuses on compliance and enforcement of the U.S. export control regulations and economic sanctions regimes.

Her noteworthy experience includes:

·Assisting clients with the regulation of imports and exports by other U.S. agencies, including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Working with clients in obtaining necessary government approvals related to the export or transfer of their products, software, technology and services.

Assisting U.S. companies that employ foreign nationals in obtaining deemed export licenses.

Cortney has significant experience representing both foreign and domestic clients before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Department of Agriculture and Security and the U.S. Department of State, as well as the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Business Insights

Business Insights

5.16.14 Ukraine-Related Sanctions Update: OFAC Issues Sanctions Regulations; President Withdraws GSP Status for Russia

In The News

5.07.14 Husch Blackwell Expands International/Trade Law Team for Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Clients
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release


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Trek Leather: A New Avenue for CBP Enforcement
Cortney O'Toole Morgan,Robert D. Stang, September 25, 2014
The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in U.S. v. Trek Leather, Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri invites U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to increase its enforcement and penalty activities and serves as a warning that should encourage enhanced import...

US and EU Tighten Sanctions against Russian Banks, Defense and Energy Sectors
Cortney O'Toole Morgan,Linda K. Tiller, September 19, 2014
Yesterday, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced increased economic sanctions against Russia, including measures against Russia’s largest bank ¿ Sberbank Russia ¿ as well as several state-owned defense technology companies and five energy...

EU Increases Sanctions Against Russia
Cortney O'Toole Morgan,Linda K. Tiller, August 11, 2014
As described in our Alert published on August 1, 2014, the United States and other nations have ramped up sanctions against Russia related to the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

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Cortney O'Toole Morgan

750 17th Street, NW, Suite 900
WashingtonDC 20006


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