Elizabeth K. Lowe

Elizabeth Lowe
Liz Lowe is counsel in Venable's Regulatory Practice Group with a focus on international trade and customs and maritime/transportation issues. Liz was ranked by Chambers USA as an Associate to Watch for subject matter expertise in the area of transportation and shipping. Liz counsels both U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a variety of cross-border regulatory and policy matters, transportation/logistics matters, and import/export compliance matters.

Liz's work entails internal compliance reviews/investigations, due diligence activities, voluntary self-disclosures, responses to inquiries from federal agencies, compliance training, licensing, and transportation and logistics contract review.

Liz regularly represents companies on their compliance with import and export control laws and regulations before regulatory authorities such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the International Trade Commission, 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).

Liz assists clients on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions, both on a proactive basis including internal compliance reviews and training, as well as before federal agencies such as the Departments of State, the Treasury, and Commerce. Liz has worked on global internal export compliance reviews, responses to government subpoenas, submissions of voluntary self-disclosures and productive engagement with the relevant agencies on behalf of clients.

Liz advises companies on their compliance with maritime and transportation laws and regulations, including, but not limited to the Shipping Act of 1984, and represents companies before the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). She assists companies in their registration and license authorization needs as required by the agencies. She also has experience in drafting and reviewing contracts for logistics and transportation industry clients in all modes.

Liz works on import compliance matters such as disclosures, ruling requests, classification and country of origin analyses, petitions to mitigate and protests. Liz also advises client on trade policy and related matters. Liz has advised clients on international transactional matters, as well as compliance with the anti-bribery provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Liz recognizes the need to understand business priorities and to provide practical compliance solutions.




  • J.D. William & Mary School of Law 2010
  • B.A. Art History and Political Science Wellesley College 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Society for International Affairs
  • Propeller Club of Washington, D.C.


  • Recognized in Chambers USA (Associate to Watch), Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York), National, 2015