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Peter Lichtenbaum
Peter Lichtenbaum
Partner
Washington +1 202 662 5557 plichtenbaum@cov.com Download V-card

Peter Lichtenbaum advises clients on a broad array of international regulatory compliance and trade matters, including export controls, economic sanctions, national security reviews of foreign investments, anti-corruption laws, market access, and international trade disputes. He has specialized experience in the aerospace and defense industries.

Mr. Lichtenbaum is ranked in Band 1 for Export Controls & Sanctions in Chambers USA (2015), which reports that “clients laud him as ‘a real subject matter expert’ who ‘knows how the regulators think.’” Chambers Global (2015) described him as “a much-praised trade controls attorney, with impressive experience advising on enforcement actions and investigations. Clients prize his ‘clear and balanced advice,’ ‘thorough and thoughtful’ approach and talent for providing ‘high-level, strategic advice.’”

  • Advising major personal device manufacturer regarding its trade controls due diligence on target companies.
  • Advising large Middle East-based petrochemical company regarding its overall compliance program, including trade controls and anti-corruption.
  • Advising U.S.-based private equity fund regarding its due diligence, acquisition and integration of an Asia-based satellite company.
  • Advising U.S.-based multinational company in its compliance with U.S. export controls and trade sanctions, including with respect to Russia and Iran.
  • Advising large U.S.-based aerospace and defense company regarding its response to U.S. government investigations of export control violations related to China
  • Advising major international consultancy in review of its trade controls compliance program.
  • Advising large U.S.-based consultancy in review of its trade controls compliance program.
  • Advised large multinational company regarding internal investigation and disclosure of dual-use export control violations related to China.
  • Advised U.S. helicopter manufacturer regarding CFIUS and export control review and filings in connection with its sale to a Chinese state-owned entity.
  • Advised U.S. helicopter manufacturer regarding market access concerns related to government procurement in Latin America.
  • Advised major aerospace company regarding settlement of Justice Department and State Department defense export control enforcement cases.
  • Led analysis of European dual-use and defense trade controls for major aerospace company with sites in several countries.
  • Advised on application of new U.S. and European sanctions on Libya to ongoing business operations of multinational firms.
  • Defended individual charged with criminal violations of U.S. dual-use export controls.
  • Assisted U.S. aerospace company with export classification and licensing requirements for joint venture with Chinese partner.
  • Represented U.S. company in State Department and CFIUS review of asset sale to Chinese purchaser.
  • Law360, International Trade MVP (2012)
  • Washington DC Super Lawyers, International (2014-2015)
  • Chambers Global, International Trade/WTO (2014-2015)
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2013-2015)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2013-2015)
  • Legal 500 US, “Leading Lawyer” - Litigation: International Trade (2014)
  • Legal 500 US, Litigation: International Trade (2013-2015)
  • Who's Who Legal, Trade & Customs (2015)