Barbara Linney has been advising U.S. and foreign clients on international trade and business issues for more than 20 years. She serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries, with particular focus on the defense, aerospace, oil and gas, and maritime industries.
Her practice involves representing clients before various federal agencies, including the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State, as well as the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘OFAC’) and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (‘CFIUS’).
Ms. Linney regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues, including U.S. export and import controls imposed by the Arms Export Control Act (‘AECA’), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (‘ITAR’), and the Export Administration Regulations (‘EAR’). She also advises on economic sanctions and trade embargoes administered by OFAC and the U.S. Department of State, including the Iran Sanctions Act and other sanctions legislation, as well as economic sanctions imposed by the United Nations and the European Union and member nations. In addition, she regularly counsels clients on the defense security requirements imposed by the Defense Security Service (‘DSS’) including facility and personnel clearance requirements and compliance with the National Industrial Security Operating Manual (‘NISPOM’); proposed acquisitions under review by CFIUS and related national security issues; measures designed to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control and Influence (‘FOCI’), including negotiation and implementation of Special Security Agreements and Proxy Agreements; and due diligence, notice and regulatory approval requirements in domestic and international corporate transactions.
Ms. Linney frequently is invited to speak on international trade and business issues at national and international conferences. In addition, she is the author of numerous articles on international trade and business issues.