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Michael D. Sherman

Venable LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Michael D. Sherman, a partner of Venable's International Trade and Customs Group, focuses his practice on administrative law, concentrating on matters relating to U.S. economic sanctions, customs, export controls, foreign investment in the United States (Exon-Florio), U.S. investment and business operations in foreign countries, Free Trade Agreements and unilateral trade preference programs, and international trade policy.

With his practice encompassing both "outbound" and "inbound" trade issues, Mr. Sherman provides counsel regarding all aspects of regulatory compliance and enforcement in these areas, and he represents clients before the Office of Foreign Assets Control, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. He also represents clients before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in CFIUS' review of transactions that result in control of a U.S. business by a foreign person. In addition, he advocates on behalf of clients before the U.S. Congress on trade issues, including a variety of matters germane to U.S. investment in foreign countries. He has practiced before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. Court of International Trade, and other federal courts in obtaining judicial review of agency action.

Mr. Sherman received his A.B., cum laude, from Yale University and obtained his J.D. from The University of Virginia School of Law.
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