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  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

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  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade


  • J.D., George Washington University Law School, 1987
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Connecticut, 1983
    Beta Gamma Sigma

    National Business Honor Society

    Dean's List

    Academic Honors Program
  • Diplôme d'Études Françaises, Université de Rouen, Rouen, France, 1982


  • Virginia Bar Association

    District of Columbia Bar Association


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Lindsay B. Meyer


Lindsay Meyer heads the International Trade Practice, where, for nearly thirty years she has assisted companies, from start-ups to multinational operations -- to efficiently import and export under U.S. laws and regulations. Lindsay is President of the Venable Foundation. As a licensed U.S. Customs broker, Lindsay has a detailed knowledge of and extensive experience with the regulations of the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. She is also co-chair of Venable's FCPA and Anticorruption Practice.

Extensive Trade, Customs and Export Control Experience.  Lindsay concentrates on all aspects of International Trade and Customs matters.  She regularly advises companies on their compliance with import and export control laws and regulations, and appears before numerous regulatory authorities such as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Lindsay has extensive experience counseling companies on compliance with export controls regulated by BIS, DDTC, and OFAC and actively assists companies in their registration and license authorization needs for exports, re-exports and deemed exports. She guides companies through internal Export Control Assessments, helps develop tailored compliance policies and procedures, and performs training on export laws and regulations affecting a company. Additionally, Lindsay has successfully defended exporters facing civil and criminal investigations for alleged violations of U.S. export control laws and embargoes.

Concerning import transactions, Lindsay routinely represents companies during U.S. Customs Focused Assessments, NAFTA Audits, C-TPAT and ISA Programs, and defends clients during detentions, forfeitures, seizures, civil and criminal investigations, and other Customs-related matters. She regularly provides strategic customs and trade counseling to Fortune 100 clients by conducting Pre-Assessment Compliance Reviews including corporate-wide, multi-location assessments and training programs, and by representing companies before CBP, such as in Customs protests and Buy American Act rulings, and on appeal to the U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

For many years, Lindsay has also successfully represented companies in trade remedy actions alleging infringement of intellectual property rights, as well as antidumping duty and safeguard investigations and reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, and on appeal.

Lindsay also advises clients on international transactional matters, where she counsels on strategic sourcing, targeted acquisitions Helms-Burton analysis, CFIUS investigations and FOCI reviews; sales and distribution arrangements in the U.S. and abroad; the use of foreign agents, affiliated offices, joint ventures and teaming agreements; as well as compliance with antiboycott restrictions and anti-bribery laws, such as the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

One of the distinctive advantages Lindsay offers is her position as a licensed U.S. Customs broker. Another advantage she offers clients stems from her well-established relationships with counsel around the globe with whom she works on a regular basis. Lindsay brings to her practice extensive years of experience in a multitude of trade matters and the ability to develop innovative solutions to complex legal issues.

Representative Clients

Lindsay's clients include multinational manufacturers and service providers in the food, beverage, agricultural, seafood, high technology, chemical, petrochemical, oil services, pharmaceutical, automotive, avionic, space control equipment, steel, food, retail industries, as well as not-for-profit and charitable organizations.

Significant Matters

Significant recent matters have included counseling to and representation on behalf of several multinational companies before the U.S. and other Customs Services; conducting pre-audit assessments of import and export operations and procedures; developing and conducting compliance programs including corporate-wide, multi-location assessment and training programs; and general counseling on strategic sourcing methodologies. She regularly advised companies in the formation of foreign subsidiaries and representative offices; and conducting trade activities overseas. Other recent matters have included the successful defense of antidumping duty investigations and reviews before the U.S. Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission often resulting in findings of zero or minimal duties.


Lindsay is active in business and trade associations related to her profession. She served four terms as Chair of the International Trade and Customs Committee for the American Bar Association's Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, is a member of the American Association of Exporters and Importers, and is serving in her second term on the Maryland-Washington District Export Council under the appointment of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce.