Elizabeth K. Lowe

Elizabeth Lowe
Liz Lowe focuses on international trade and customs, and maritime/transportation and shipping issues. Liz counsels U.S. and non-U.S. companies on a variety of cross-border regulatory and policy matters, transportation and logistics matters, and import/export compliance matters. Her work includes internal compliance reviews and investigations, due diligence activities, voluntary self-disclosures, responses to inquiries from federal agencies, compliance training, licensing, and transportation and logistics contract review. Liz recognizes the need to understand business priorities and to provide practical compliance solutions.

Liz regularly represents companies on compliance with import and export control laws and regulations before regulatory authorities, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Liz assists clients with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions – proactively, as part of internal compliance reviews and training, and before federal agencies, including the Departments of State, the Treasury, and Commerce. She 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.

She advises companies on compliance with maritime and other 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 also assists companies with agency-required registration and license authorization. In addition, Liz 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. She advises clients on trade policy and related matters. She has advised clients on international transactional matters, and regarding compliance with the anti-bribery provisions of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). 




  • 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

  • Member, Virginia State Bar 
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association 
  • Member, American Bar Association 
    • Vice chair, ABA Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee
  • Member, Society for International Affairs 
  • Member, Propeller Club of Washington, D.C.


  • Chambers USA
    • Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory, Nationwide, 2024
    • Associate to Watch, Transportation: Shipping: Regulatory (outside New York), Nationwide, 2015