Kimberly M. Myers’ practice focuses on building and enhancing international trade compliance programs for multinational corporations, advising those clients on compliance with U.S. trade regulations and advising clients on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Ms. Myers works with companies headquartered both inside and outside the United States in diverse industries, helping them analyze and develop compliance solutions and understand their obligations under U.S. international trade law, including export control laws, sanction programs, anticorruption laws, and antiboycott regulations. Clients appreciate Ms. Myers’ deep understanding of the complex regulatory landscape and ability to distill complex requirements and competing interests into linear process-driven solutions.
Ms. Myers also has experience supporting sovereign nations in international arbitrations brought under bilateral investment treaties before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.The compliance solutions Ms. Myers helps clients develop are more than a mere paper overlay to existing business processes. Ms. Myers works closely with business professionals to understand the existing business framework and to design compliance procedures that integrate into existing business processes.
These solutions, which are legally accurate, efficient, tailored, and—where possible—automated, help businesses operate in compliance with U.S. legal obligations with limited overlay of cumbersome paper-based compliance tools.Alongside her work on compliance systems, Ms. Myers assists clients in their analysis of potential international trade controls violations, leads and supports internal investigations, and helps clients respond to government investigations, draft voluntary disclosures, and negotiate settlements with government regulators. Ms. Myers represents clients before the Departments of State (DDTC), Treasury (OFAC), and Commerce (BIS).
Ms. Myers also assists clients in developing strategic approaches to the use of controlled technologies, including helping companies to understand the reach of U.S. law over that technology and to develop effective classification and licensing processes that facilitate their ability to use such technology. Ms. Myers is also committed to providing pro bono services with a focus on clients that operate at the intersection of human rights and corporate social responsibility. In this context, Ms. Myers has advised pro bono clients on the types of labor exploitation prevalent in Southeast Asia and the completeness and relevance of rule of law training materials related to human and wildlife trafficking.
Additionally, Ms. Myers has implemented systems for monitoring and evaluation of pro bono clients’ work in Liberia, Tanzania and Kenya.Ms. Myers graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2009, where she was a writing fellow and the executive technology editor of the Journal of Business and Technology Law.
Upon graduation, Ms. Myers was named to the Order of the Coif. Before entering private practice, Ms. Myers was a graduate fellow in the National Veteran’s Legal Services program and a judicial intern for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.Prior to entering the legal field, Ms. Myers worked in education where she honed her ability to develop visually interesting and easily digestible teaching materials. These skills come through in Ms. Myers interactions with clients and in the work product she delivers.
- J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, magna cum laude, 2009
- B.A., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2001
- District of Columbia
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