Renee A. Latour

Renee A. Latour: Attorney with Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Biography

Renee A. Latour focuses her practice on international trade regulation and compliance, with an emphasis U.S. export controls and economic sanctions administered by the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury. Renee advises on international trade related matters related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including anti-boycott regulations, and U.S. sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Renee also counsels on the Exon-Florio provisions of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Renee regularly represents clients before CFIUS, including negotiation of mitigation measures and national security agreements, and in mitigating foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI). Renee also advises on the foreign direct investment reporting requirements of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and other trade and investment-related regulations in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

Renee also counsels clients on matters arising under anti-corruption and anti-bribery measures (U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UNCAC, and OECD Convention), including compliance counseling and investigations.

Renee has assisted clients in the manufacturing, technology, telecommunications, defense, aerospace and aviation, financial services, food and beverage, energy, and life sciences industries, among others.

Concentrations

•Export controls
•Economic Sanctions
•Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and Exon Florio notifications
•Anticorruption compliance and investigations
•Foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI)
•Foreign direct investment reporting
•Anti-boycott regulations
•International trade compliance
•Regulatory due diligence

Recognition & Leadership

Awards & Accolades

•Team Member, Corporate & Finance - International Counsel in Latin America (Florida-Based), Chambers Latin America Awards, 2017
WorldECR Awards 2015, Highly commended - Young Practitioner of the Year, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, 2015

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
  • International Trade
  • White Collar Defense & Special Investigations
  • Federal Regulatory & Administrative Law
  • Government Contracts

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.533.2358  Phone
202.261.0460  Fax
www.gtlaw.com/People/Renee-A-Latour
University Attended:
L'Universite de la Sorbonne, 1999-2000; L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques, 1999-2000; Georgetown University, B.S., Foreign Service, School of Foreign Service; Concentration: International Politics; United States Foreign Policy and Policy Processes; Certificate in European Studies; Dean's List, 2001
Law School Attended:
Boston College Law School, J.D., 2006
Year of First Admission:
2007
Admission:
Practice in the District of Columbia limited to matters and proceedings before federal courts and agencies; 2007, Virginia; Not admitted in District of Columbia
Memberships:

Professional & Community Involvement

•Member, American Bar Association
•Vice President, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Section of International Law (2014 - present)
•Steering Committee, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, Section of International Law (2012-2014)
•Member, National Security Committee
•Member, Young Lawyers Interest Network
•Member, Virginia Bar Association

Languages:
French and Italian and Spanish
Birth Information:
Niagara Falls, Canada, 1979
Reported Cases:
Experience: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: Designed and implemented global export controls and economic sanctions compliance program for major U.S.-based food manufacturer.; Assisted U.S. medical device manufacturer with OFAC licensing regime and global sales expansion.; Achieved resolution of multi-agency (BIS/OEE and OFAC), multi-year export violation matter telecommunications and telephony device manufacturer with no monetary or administrative penalties.; Achieved resolution of multi-country export violations disclosure matter for oil industry manufacturer, with no monetary or administrative penalties.; Designed and implemented Russia and Ukraine-related sanctions program specific to international oil and energy industry service provider and manufacturer.; Assisted U.S. ammunition manufacturer with all aspects of international export, sanctions, and FCPA compliance program.; CFIUS: Represented AVEVA Group plc in its 3 billion merger with Schneider Electric SE.; Represented Thermal Dynamics, Inc., a U.S. ITAR registrant, before CFIUS in $56.65 million acquisition by Chinese entity.; Represented AB Volvo before CFIUS for the sale of its aerospace business to GKN plc for 700m.; Represented four U.S. entities individually before CFIUS in collective $2 billion acquisition by non-U.S. private investment firm.; Represented Chinese investment fund before CFIUS in $284 million acquisition of U.S. life sciences and genetics entity, including negotiation of CFIUS mitigation measures.; Represented U.S. biotech entity before CFIUS in $132 million acquisition by Chinese investment fund.; Represented Professional Diversity Networks, Inc. before CFIUS in $20.5 million sale of controlling stake to Seychelles private entity wholly-owned by Chinese individuals.; Negotiated Special Security Agreement (SSA) with U.S. Department of Defense on behalf of U.S. company acquired by foreign investor.; Anti-Corruption/FCPA: Designed and implemented global anti-corruption compliance program for international aviation and aerospace manufacturer.; Designed global anticorruption policy and implementing procedures for major U.S. financial services entity.; Conducted global anti-corruption investigation for aviation MRO, including subsidiaries in China, Venezuela, Canada, and Europe.; Conducted in-country risk assessments and designed corresponding compliance program enhancements for Fortune 50 company in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Africa, and elsewhere.
ISLN:
919337433

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