Christine E. Savage specializes in international trade regulation and compliance, leading our International Trade team’s practice in export controls and sanctions law and in national security investigations of inbound U.S. investment before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
Christine advises clients in a broad range of industries, including aerospace and defense, energy, financial technology, electronics, and biotechnology, to ensure compliance with U.S. export controls and sanctions laws. She also has experience in anti-boycott regulations and national security reviews of foreign direct investments in the U.S., as well as trade-remedy proceedings and administrative law.
Christine is experienced in representing clients’ interests before regulatory agencies, including the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Defense Technology and Security Administration, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.
She assists companies with assessing the impact of foreign participation in international mergers and acquisitions involving sensitive U.S. hardware, software and other technologies. Issues include obtaining clearance from CFIUS; conducting internal reviews of compliance systems; resolving complex licensing and classification issues; helping clients prepare voluntary disclosures of export control and economic sanctions laws violations; and defending companies subject to government enforcement actions.
Previously, Christine served in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, she acted as counsel in trade-remedy proceedings involving numerous countries and products. She also engaged with foreign government officials and steel industry experts as part of a U.S. government team involved in the White House’s Steel Action Program.
Christine was recommended by Legal 500 U.S. in 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2017 in the International Trade category. She was recognized by Chambers Global in 2011 and 2012 and has been consistently ranked by Chambers U.S.A., most recently in 2017 in the International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions category.
- J.D., Catholic University of America, cum laude
- B.A., University of Michigan, class honors
- District of Columbia
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- American Bar Association, International Trade Section, Export Committee
- Court of International Trade
- The District of Columbia Bar
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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