June 28, 2021 / Press Release

Lapin joins Porter Wright's DC office

Porter Wright welcomed a new partner in its Washington D.C. office today. Matt Lapin focuses his practice on anti-corruption, export controls, sanctions, customs and corporate compliance.

Matt brings more than two decades of experience in international transactions and international trade law as external counsel, in-house counsel and counsel to a government corporation. Matt is versed in the details of export controls compliance with respect to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), as well as the various embargo and sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) and their counterpart agencies in the U.K., E.U. and other jurisdictions.

Matt has served as trade compliance counsel to U.S. and non-U.S. headquartered Fortune 500 companies, and multinational energy, medical products, pharmaceutical, utilities and aerospace companies. In addition to providing regular counseling on economic sanctions, export controls and customs laws, he also conducts and assists clients with internal investigations, disclosures, and communications with OFAC, DOE, the Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

In addition, Matt advises on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and a variety of other domestic and international anti-bribery laws. He has developed programs, processes, conducted investigations and provides training for clients on compliance issues and regularly leads due diligence efforts in the context of cross-border mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Matt earned his J.D., cum laude, from American University’s Washington College of Law, where he also wrote for the International Law Review and volunteered at the Civil Advocacy Clinic. He earned B.A., cum laude, from University of California, Irvine