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Vedder Thinking | News Vedder Price International Trade & Compliance Group Grows with Addition of Brent Connor

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Vedder Price is pleased to announce that Brent Connor has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its International Trade & Compliance (ITC) practice group in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Mr. Connor focuses his practice on international trade, export controls and economic sanctions before the Department of State, Department of Commerce, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Customs and Border Protection. His extensive experience in the area of international trade includes advising U.S. and non-U.S. manufacturers, producers, government contractors, retailers, maritime companies and airlines on matters involving customs, export control, economic sanctions regulations, FCPA and anti-boycott issues.

Mr. Connor also represents major U.S. and non-U.S. airlines, including all-cargo airlines, before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Aviation Administration in connection with compliance matters; Passenger Facility Charge and airport-related matters, defending hazardous materials enforcement actions; requests for approvals, licenses and certificates; route proceedings; codeshare issues; and other regulatory and administrative matters.

“With his ITAR, export control and FCPA knowledge and experience, Brent is exactly the right fit to help grow our ITC group,” said Jennifer Durham King, Chair of the firm’s Corporate practice area. “His transportation and aviation regulatory background also fits well with our Global Transportation Finance (GTF) practice and we look forward to working with him.”

“Vedder’s culture of collaboration and cross selling between attorneys and services is so important to growing a practice,” said Mr. Connor. “I’m excited to team up with Liz Silver in the ITC group, our distinguished GTF attorneys and the rest of my new colleagues to best serve our clients.”

Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Connor served as Senior Counsel in the Transportation and International Trade groups at Thompson Hine. He earned his J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and his B.A. from Clark University. He is fluent in French.

Learn more about the firm’s International Trade & Compliance group here.


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