Linda Weinberg provides practical advice to business and institutional clients on international trade law, including export controls, foreign assets control and customs. She works regularly with the U.S. and foreign government agencies that regulate international trade to help clients realize their distinct objectives surrounding their global commerce initiatives.
Co-chair of the firm’s International Trade practice group, Linda advises and represents clients on commodity jurisdiction, export classification, licensing, technical assistance agreements, and enforcement related to defense articles and dual-use items, encryption software and technical data and services. Her experience extends to a range of industries, including aerospace, satellite, nuclear, electronics, defense, security and software, among others. She has represented clients in export control matters elevated to the inter-agency Operating Committee and the Advisory Committee on Export Policy.
Linda is a member of the core team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).
In addition, Linda provides clients with counseling, licensing services and enforcement representation with respect to U.S. economic sanctions, related USA PATRIOT Act issues, anti-boycott regulation and CFIUS. Notably, she assists research and development companies and universities in complying with U.S. export control laws, particularly with respect to technology transfers to foreign national researchers and students.
Linda’s practice also encompasses U.S. Customs regulations on imports, including free trade agreements, country-of-origin marking, valuation, classification, security, transportation issues, domestic preferences and enforcement of intellectual property rights. She resolves complex free trade agreement verifications, seizures, voluntary disclosures and penalties. Linda has successfully pursued binding rulings, regulatory changes, protests, petitions and litigation. She also assists clients with tariff matters under Section 301 and Section 232, as well as enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the International Trade Commission under Section 337.
Linda works diligently with her clients to minimize legal spend and maximize efficiency by designing internal international trade systems that make sense to her client’s business model. She is most appreciated for her clear answers to complicated and difficult questions. A collaborator by nature, Linda strives to serve as the ultimate team player when it comes to designing solutions that work for her client’s specific company, industry and operations.
Linda takes the time to educate her clients and the greater community on the complex and relevant issues that impact international trade today. She teaches basic and advanced level courses across the country on compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and U.S. sanctions and embargos.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Society for International Affairs
Member, D.C. Bar International Law Section
Chambers USA, 2016
Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers, 2013