Sydney H. Mintzer

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3866

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  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Government Relations
  • India
  • International Trade
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3866
Fax: 202 762 4272
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1991; University of California, M.A., Political Science/International Relations, 1994
Law SchoolNew York University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Admitted1998, California; 1999, District of Columbia

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Manufacturer Pays $4.3M to Settle Customs-related FCA Suit
Sydney H. Mintzer,Jing Zhang, April 29, 2014
On April 21, 2014, it was announced that Otter Products LLC (operating as “OtterBox”) has paid $4.3 million to settle a whistle-blower suit alleging that its import practice violated the False Claims Act (“FCA”) and the Tariff Act of 1930. OtterBox is a US company that...

“Inc.” No Longer a Shield? - Federal Circuit May Expand Officer/Shareholder Liability Resulting from US Customs Violations
Sydney H. Mintzer,Jing Zhang, March 12, 2014
On March 5, 2014, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit agreed to constitute an en banc panel to reconsider a decision issued by the court in Trek Leather Inc. et al. v. United States. The entire court will reconsider a July 30, 2013 decision issued by a three-judge panel holding that the...

Importers Receive Severe Criminal Sentences in United States v. Chavez
Sydney H. Mintzer,Jing Zhang, October 29, 2013
In July 2012, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed criminal charges in a California federal court accusing several individuals and business entities of evading customs duties on goods imported into the United States. On October 22, 2013, Gerardo Chavez, the main defendant in United...
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Sydney H. Mintzer

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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