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  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., with honors, George Washington University Law School, 2016
    George Washington Scholar
  • B.A., Economics, Barnard College, Columbia University, 2009
    Dean’s List, Student Leader Award
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Neha Dhindsa

Associate

Neha Dhindsa is an associate in Venable's Regulatory Group in Washington, DC. Her practice focuses primarily on international trade and customs and maritime and transportation issues, including import and export controls, regulatory compliance, and international arbitration. Neha has worked on matters before several regulatory authorities and courts such as the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), various federal and state courts, and the International Court of Arbitration.

Neha assists clients with government subpoenas, inquiries from federal agencies, self-disclosures, export and customs compliance, anti-bribery issues, anti-boycott issues, petitions to mitigate, and formulating targeted compliance policies and training. Neha also works with multiple international transportation and logistics companies on contract reviews, agreements, customs compliance, international expansions, regulatory audits, operational issues, and government outreach.

Recent Activity:

  • Advised international logistics providers on customs compliance, including on potential operational changes, broker management, and licensing;
  • Advised logistics platform on Shipping Act compliance, including drafting FMC agreements, intercompany and operating agreements, and reviewing compliance policies;
  • Created tailored export control compliance policies and procedures and compliance training for international software and media companies;
  • Advised large nonprofits on compliance with U.S. and local country laws when operating internationally, including with the new Chinese Management Law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and OFAC and BIS regulations;
  • Worked with leading U.S. food producer on logistics issues, contract reviews, customs mitigation, rerouting cargo, distribution arrangements, and litigation;
  • Helped hardware producers obtain export licenses from BIS; and
  • Assisted with regulatory and legislative outreach on behalf of logistics providers and the energy and automotive sectors.

Neha graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School. While there, she served as a board member on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board, a member of The George Washington International Law Review, and a member of the Forum on Law, Economics & Finance. She holds a bachelor of arts from Barnard College, Columbia University.

Prior to attending law school, Neha worked as the lead regulatory analyst at Western Union Business Solutions, where she interfaced with state and federal regulators, internal and external auditors, various foreign affiliates, and the Conference of State Bank Supervisors.