Nicholas F. Coward is a partner in the Washington D.C. office of Baker McKenzie, where he specialises in outbound trade compliance matters, including the extraterritorial application of U.S. law, particularly U.S. export control laws, anti-boycott regulations and trade sanctions/embargoes maintained by the U.S. Government against various countries.
In addition, his practice covers issues of corporate conduct, such as the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and foreign bribery laws. His practice includes international transactional advice, the design and implementation of corporate compliance programmes, compliance audits, internal investigations and representation in enforcement proceedings.
He has served as the managing partner of the Washington office of Baker McKenzie and on the Firm’s Executive Committee from 2002 to 2007. He was also the Chair of the Trade & Commerce Global Practice Group from 2007 to 2015.