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Peter Flanagan
Peter L. Flanagan
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5163 pflanagan@cov.com Download V-card

Peter Flanagan is a partner in our Washington office who concentrates in international trade matters and financial services regulation.  He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and served as vice chair of the International Trade and Finance practice group.

Mr. Flanagan counsels clients on a broad range of compliance requirements affecting international trade and investment.  These include most notably export controls, economic sanctions constraints, defense trade limitations, and the implications of related non-US requirements.

  • Coordinated internal investigation for leading multinational industrial company of compliance with Middle East trade sanctions programs, and represented the company in follow-on enforcement proceedings before the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce.
  • Assisted leading life sciences company in the design and implementation of global trade compliance program. 
  • Represented US defense subcontractors in enforcement investigations and related export licensing initiatives before the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Woods Academy (Bethesda, Maryland), Trustee
  • Georgetown University Law Center, Former Adjunct Professor co-teaching International Business Transactions

Previous Experience

  • Federal Reserve System, International Finance Division, Board of Governors (1987-1989)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, International (2014-2016)
  • Chambers USA, Leader in the field of International Trade - Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2005-2016) 
  • Chambers Global, Leader in field of International Trade Law- Export Controls and Economic Sanctions (2006-2016)
  • Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law (2009-2017)
  • Legal 500 US, "Leading Lawyer" International Trade (2014-2016)
  • Legal 500 US, International Trade (2012-2016)
  • Council on Foreign Relations, Former Term Member