Linda leads Husch Blackwell's Customs and International Trade practice. She understands the challenges involved with global manufacturing and transportation of goods around the world.
Linda assists global manufacturers and distributors in all corners of the world and represents a diverse clientele, such as suppliers to the oil and gas industry, importers of a variety of consumer and industrial products, and exporters of defense articles and technology. Her engagements cover a wide range of trade matters, including advising on U.S. economic sanctions, import seizures, export licensing, antidumping cases, trade compliance and foreign distribution.
A frequent speaker on U.S. economic sanctions and U.S. export controls, Linda also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City and is on the Advisory Board of Law 360 International Trade.
Professional Associations & Memberships
· Customs and International Trade Bar Association
· International Bar Association
· International Trade Council of Greater Kansas City, Board of Directors, 2011-2015
· Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
· Law 360 International Trade, Advisory Board, 2013
· Missouri Bar Association, International Committee
· Obtained license from Department of Commerce for re-export of computer equipment and software to Syria
· Successful defense of commodity jurisdiction dispute regarding surveillance and intercept software
· Successful revocation of anti-dumping order at International Trade Administration
· Obtained favorable ruling from the Department of Commerce for off-shore production of "crime control" devices for sale to the People's Republic of China
· Negotiated significant reduction in an administrative fraud penalty imposed by Customs and Border Protection
· Led team in removal of European food producer from U.S. Food & Drug Administration detention list related to rejection of imported food products containing trace residue of unapproved pesticides
· Obtained exclusion of gluten-free pasta from antidumping order related to imported pasta from Italy
· Cancellation of million-dollar penalty proposed by Customs and Border Protection over client's alleged negligent tariff classification of certain parts of electrical machines based on error by customs, while successfully advocating a correcting classification with a zero rate of duty
· Obtained release of thousands of pairs of seized shoes in customs' custody that incorporated counterfeit trademarked components with expedited penalty decision and significant mitigation down to nominal penalties
News & Publications
10.1.11, You Can't Sell That Overseas, Thinking Bigger Business
7.27.10, Top Eight Legal Issues Regarding Entering The China Market
2.25.10, Global Cooperation on Law Enforcement Grows
2.16.10, Sentencing Commission Signals Change in Effective Compliance Program Requirements
10.10.12, Top Legal Issues You Should Know for Doing Business in Asia Seminar
Kansas City, MO
9.15.11, Anticorruption - Enforcement Has Gone Global!
9.29.10, Practical Issues in Entering the China Market & Sourcing from China
Kansas City, MO
9.16.09, What Every Lawyer Should Know About International Business Law, International Law Committee of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Kansas City, MO