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Beth Peters
Partner, Washington, D.C.
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Beth Peters, a Director of the firm's International Trade and Investment Group, works principally on international trade and immigration law matters. She provides advice and representation to clients before the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Labor, and Homeland Security, and U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

Recognized by Chambers and Legal 500, Beth has over 24 years of experience advising clients on the full range of international trade matters, including export control laws, sanctions laws, customs laws, anti-boycott laws, anti-money laundering laws, and the USA Patriot Act. She assists universities and financial institutions, as well as telecommunications, satellite, engineering, chemical, life science, and other companies in complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and nuclear export controls, including complicated compliance, licensing, and enforcement matters. Beth counsels financial institutions, universities, and companies on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance issues. Beth also has extensive experience assisting organizations in sponsoring individuals for immigration status in the United States and assessing technology transfer and deemed export issues.

Beth provides legal and policy advice with respect to legislative initiatives affecting international trade and immigration matters. She regularly speaks nationally and internationally on these developments.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE
  • Assisted universities and financial institutions, as well as telecommunications, satellite, engineering, chemical, life science, and other companies in developing training programs; conducting trade compliance audits; classifying commodities, technology, and software under the EAR, ITAR, and nuclear export controls; seeking licenses and formal classification rulings from the U.S. Commerce Department and the U.S. State Department; and working with clients to develop risk-based compliance programs.
  • Represented companies, financial institutions, and universities in enforcement actions and administrative proceedings regarding U.S. export control, economic sanctions, anti-money laundering, and anti-boycott laws.
  • Counseled insurance companies involved in the property and casualty, marine, general liability, and life lines on economic sanctions compliance and enforcement. This included advising on the applicability of Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions and New York and other state laws related to insurance and reinsurance.
  • Represented financial institutions regarding export control, anti-money laundering, and sanctions issues raised by funds transfers including training, audits, licensing, voluntary disclosures, and enforcement proceedings.
  • Advised companies and universities regarding compliance with the U.S. export control and immigration laws including deemed exports of technology and computer software source code to foreign nationals employed in the United States.


RECENT PRESENTATIONS
29 June 2014
Presenter, Starr Companies CLE Program on Economic Sanctions, Brewster, New York.

26 June 2014
Presenter, Dow Jones CLE Program on Economic Sanctions, New York, NY.

13 June 2014
Presenter, American Conference Institute's 17th National Forum on Global Export Controls Compliance on a program entitled "Moot Court: Top 3 Most Confronted Issues in Export Controls."

24 April 2014
Presenter, Lockheed Martin International Trade Conference, Crystal City, VA, "Best Practice for Trade Compliance – Voluntary Disclosures to BIS"


12 December 2013
Presenter, Practising Law Institute (PLI) Export Control Conference, Washington, D.C., "ITAR Developments."

25 June 2013
Presenter, American Conference Institute’s National Forum on ITAR Compliance, Washington, D.C., "Revisiting Your Analysis of IT Security and Virtual Export Compliance Risks Pre- and Post- Reform: The Most Cutting Edge, Successful Best Practices for Safeguarding ITAR-Controlled Data and Network Access."

Hogan Lovells Publications
December 2014 "Immigration Update." Immigration Newsletter, Hogan Lovells

17 December 2014 "President Obama Announces Significant Easing of Sanctions and Export Controls Applicable to Cuba." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

16 December 2014 "U.S. Congress Passes Legislation to Expand Sanctions Against Russia; EU Expands Sanctions Against Russia." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

25 November 2014 "Extension of Iran Sanctions Negotiations." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

25 November 2014 "President Announces Executive Actions on Immigration Reform." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

12 September 2014 "United States and European Union Expand Sanctions Measures in Response to Situation in Ukraine." Sanctions and Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

05 August 2014 "Update on Sanctions Related to the Democratic Republic of the Congo." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

05 August 2014 "SEVP Releases Draft Policy Guidance on Conditional Admission for International Students." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

01 August 2014 "Significant New Developments Regarding the U.S. and EU Ukraine-Related Sanctions and Export Controls." Sanctions and Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

18 July 2014 "Update on Developments Regarding the U.S. and EU Ukraine-Related Sanctions and Export Controls." Sanctions and Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

13 June 2014 "State Department Issues Advisory Opinion on Cloud Computing." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

10 June 2014 "Departments of State and Commerce Issue Final Rules to Ease U.S. Export Controls on Commercial Communications Satellites." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

05 June 2014 "Iran Sanctions — Legislative Developments." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

02 June 2014 "Ukraine and Russia Sanctions Developments." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

29 May 2014 "Update on Sanctions Related to South Sudan and the Central African Republic." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

15 April 2014 "Update on Developments Regarding the U.S. and EU Ukraine Related Sanctions." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 March 2014 "Sanctions and Export Control Alert." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

21 March 2014 "Additional EU and U.S. Sanctions." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 March 2014 "Ukraine and Russia Sanctions Developments." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

06 March 2014 "Ukraine Sanctions." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 February 2014 "Update on Iran Sanctions." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

07 February 2014 "New OFAC List." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

28 January 2014 "Limited Easing of Certain Iran Sanctions." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 November 2013 "Iran Sanctions." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

31 October 2013 "Department of Homeland Security." Immigration Newsletter, Hogan Lovells

24 October 2013 "Reminder: Submissions for 2015 Diversity Visa Lottery Are Due by 2 November 2013." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

24 September 2013 "Additional Iran Sanctions Legislation." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

18 September 2013 "BIS Seeks to Strengthen the Unverified List." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

12 September 2013 "U.S. Department of State Issues Significant Changes to ITAR Brokering, Registration, and Other Related Provisions." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

05 August 2013 "Department of Energy issues revised proposed rulemaking regarding its nuclear export control regulations." Energy and Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

July 2013 "European and US Sanctions: Extraterritorial hazard for non-EU/US entities.", Hogan Lovells

25 July 2013 "Update discussing recent developments in immigration law from the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor, and additional related matters." Immigration Newsletter, Hogan Lovells

04 June 2013 "Departments of State and Commerce propose to ease U.S. export controls on commercial communications satellites." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 March 2013 "Amendments to German Export Control Law enacted." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

18 March 2013 "Export control reform advances with first formal notification to Congress of control list changes." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

18 March 2013 "H-1B quota likely to be exhausted on (or shortly after) April 1, 2013." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 February 2013 "Iran sanctions developments." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

13 February 2013 "Immigration Newsletter.", Hogan Lovells

07 January 2013 "Iran sanctions developments." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

03 January 2013 "Congress authorizes easing of U.S. export controls applicable to commercial communications satellites." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

28 November 2012 "New OFAC regulations on Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

17 October 2012 "New U.S. and EU sanctions against Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

13 August 2012 "UPDATE: U.S. significantly expands sanctions against Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

03 August 2012 "U.S. significantly expands sanctions against Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 July 2012 "Immigration Newsletter: July 2012." Immigration Newsletter, Hogan Lovells

12 July 2012 "Update on Burma sanctions." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

13 June 2012 "USCIS reaches the H-1B Cap." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

12 June 2012 "Chambers USA honors Hogan Lovells’ International Trade and Investment Group with 2012 Award for Excellence." International Trade Alert, Hogan Lovells

June 2012 "Immigration Alert – June 2012." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

09 April 2012 "Change and opportunity in Myanmar." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

30 March 2012 "Iran sanctions developments." Economic Sanctions Developments, Hogan Lovells

07 February 2012 "The European Union, the United States, and other countries continue to impose new sanctions against Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

03 January 2012 "New sanctions provisions related to the Iranian financial sector." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

02 December 2011 "EU designated new persons and entities, and agreed for more sweeping sanctions against Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

23 November 2011 "UK and US enhanced sanctions against Iran." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

28 October 2011 "Immigration Alert – October 2011." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

23 September 2011 "EU Partially Lifted Economic Sanctions Against Libya and Imposes Additional Sanctions Against the Syrian Regime." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 September 2011 "United Nations, European Union, and the United States ease economic sanctions against Libya." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

06 September 2011 "EU expanded sanctions against Syria and partially suspended the EU-Syria Cooperation Agreement." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

02 September 2011 "EU lifted sanctions against 28 Libyan entities." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 August 2011 "Broad new Syria sanctions." Economic Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

24 June 2011 "Immigration Alert - June 2011." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

24 June 2011 "Commerce Department implements new License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization permitting unlicensed exports, reexports, and in-country transfers to certain destinations." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 May 2011 "Expanded EU economic sanctions on Iran, Syria, Libya, and Belarus." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

24 May 2011 "Expanded sanctions against Iran." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

20 May 2011 "Immigration Alert - May 2011." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 May 2011 "Expanded sanctions against Syria." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

11 March 2011 "Updated sanctions against Libya." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

01 March 2011 "New sanctions against Libya." Sanctions Alert, Hogan Lovells

27 December 2010 "New effective date for export control certification." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

22 December 2010 "The Obama Administration Proposes Significant Steps Towards Export Control Reform." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

19 November 2010 "Export control certification now required for employers sponsoring certain nonimmigrant workers." Immigration and Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

06 October 2010 "FAR revisions to implement the comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability and Divestment Act." Government Contracts Alert, Hogan Lovells

06 October 2010 "Immigration Alert - October 2010." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

29 September 2010 "Export Control Reform Takes Shape." Export Controls Alert, Hogan Lovells

30 July 2010 "Immigration Alert - July 2010." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

01 July 2010 "Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010." Export Control Alert, Hogan Lovells

21 May 2010 "Immigration Alert - May 2010." Immigration Alert, Hogan Lovells

April 2010 "April 2010 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

27 January 2010 "January 2010 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

17 December 2009 "December 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

02 November 2009 "October/November 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

24 September 2009 "September 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

26 August 2009 "August 26, 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

03 August 2009 "August 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

17 June 2009 "June 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

04 May 2009 "May 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

14 April 2009 "April 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 February 2009 "February 2009 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

09 January 2009 "The U.S. Government Will Temporarily Delay Implementation of the New FAR Rule Requiring That Contractors Verify Employee Eligibility Through the E-Verify Program." Government Contracts & Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

19 November 2008 "November 2008 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

19 November 2008 "New FAR Rule Requires Federal Contractors To Verify Employment Eligibility Through the E-Verify Program." Immigration & Government Contracts Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 November 2008 "2010 Diversity Visa Lottery Program Registration Underway." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

21 October 2008 "The United States and India Sign Agreement Permitting Civil Nuclear Trade With India." Hogan & Hartson Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

02 October 2008 "October 2008 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

27 August 2008 "University of Tennessee Professor and Technology Company Face Criminal Charges for Violations of Export Control Laws." Export Controls & Government Contracts Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

05 August 2008 "Laptop Searches at the Border." Export Controls & Customs Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

29 July 2008 "Defense Department Publishes an Interim Rule Regarding the Protection of Export-Controlled Items." Export Controls & Government Contracts Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 July 2008 "July 2008 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

16 June 2008 "New Immigration Requirements for Federal Contractors." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

06 June 2008 "Census Bureau Issues Final Rule: New Foreign Trade Regulations." Export Controls & Customs Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

19 March 2008 "March 2008 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

25 February 2008 "H-1B Petitions Can Be Filed Beginning April 1." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

17 January 2008 "January 2008 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

14 November 2007 "USCIS Revises Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

05 November 2007 "November 2007 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

05 September 2007 "September 2007 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

26 June 2007 "The Commerce Department Releases Final Export Control Rule Resulting in New Compliance Obligations for Firms Doing Business in China." International Trade Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 June 2007 "June 2007 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 April 2007 "April 2007 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

08 February 2007 "February 2007 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

17 January 2007 "January 2007 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

18 December 2006 "State Department Issues Guidance on ITAR Authorization Requirements Arising From M&A Transactions." International Trade Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 December 2006 "Congress Authorizes Civil Nuclear Cooperation With India; U.S. Export Controls to be Eased." Hogan & Hartson Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 December 2006 "December 2006 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

06 September 2006 "September 2006 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

16 August 2006 "Take Two: Defense Department Issues a Second Proposed Rule Regarding the Protection of Export-Controlled Information and Technology." Export Controls & Government Contracts Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

24 July 2006 "July 2006 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

07 July 2006 "China Catch-all Rule." International Trade Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

14 June 2006 "June 2006 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

06 April 2006 "April 2006 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

09 February 2006 "February 2006 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

12 August 2005 "Proposed DFARS Rule on Export Control." Export Controls & Government Contracts Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 August 2005 "Export Controls & Government Contracts Update." Export Controls & Government Contracts Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 June 2004 "U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Syria." International Trade Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

20 January 2004 "January 2004 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

18 December 2003 "December 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 November 2003 "November 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 October 2003 "October 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 September 2003 "September 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 August 2003 "August 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 July 2003 "July 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 June 2003 "June 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 May 2003 "May 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 April 2003 "U.S. Sanctions and Export Controls: Doing Business in Iraq." International Trade Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 April 2003 "April 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

23 February 2003 "February 2003 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

19 November 2002 "November 2002 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 September 2002 "DV-2004 Visa 'Lottery' Program." Focus On Immigration, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 August 2002 "August 2002 Immigration Update." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 June 2002 "June 2002 Immigration Update: Requirements for Non-U.S. Citizens." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 September 2000 "September 2002 Immigration Update: DV-2002 Visa 'Lottery' Program." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 September 1999 "September 1999 Immigration Update: DV-2001 Visa 'Lottery' Program." Immigration Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Published Works
May 2009 "Compliance with U.S. Trade Control Laws: Increased Enforcement and Complexity for Japanese and Global Companies." Journal of Japanese Institute of International Business Law, The Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc.

24 January 2007 "Deemed Export and Re-Export Compliance: Issues Related to Anti-Discrimination and Foreign Laws." American Conference Institute (ACI) 3d Natl. Forum on International Technology Transfers in San Francisco, Calif.

08 November 2006 "U.S. Export Control and Economic Sanctions Laws: What Every Company Should Know." International Society for Pharmaceutical Therapy (ISPE) National Meeting in Orlando, Fla.

11 August 2006 "Anti-Money Laundering & Economic Sanctions Recent Developments: Implications for the U.S. Insurance Industry." Association of Insurance Compliance Professionals (AICP) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.

27 June 2006 "Follow the Money: U.S. Anti-Terrorism Laws on Campus - Economic Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering/U.S. Patriot Act Issues." National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.

24 October 2002 "To Repeal or Not to Repeal: The Federal Prohibition on In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants Revisited." Education Law Reporter, Vol. 168, No. 2, West Group

31 October 2001 "DV-2003 Visa 'Lottery' Program." Focus On Immigration, Hogan & Hartson LLP

21 May 2001 "Complying with Immigration, Export Control, and Industrial Security Requirements When Working Collaboratively with Foreign Nationals: A Case Study." The International Lawyer, Vol. 35, No. 1

01 October 2000 "Foreign Nationals in U.S. Technology Programs: Complying with Immigration, Export Control, Industrial Security, and Other Requirements." Immigration Briefings, West Group

01 October 1999 "Chemical Weapons Convention Regulations." Trade Update, Hogan & Hartson LLP

01 June 1998 "U.S. Economic Sanctions." Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Newsletter

PRACTICES
International Trade and Investment
Immigration
Government Regulatory
Government Contracts
INDUSTRY SECTORS
Life Sciences and Healthcare
Aerospace, Defense, and Government Services
Financial Institutions
Technology
Telecommunications
Education
Aviation
Energy and Natural Resources Group
Technology, Media and Telecoms
AREAS OF FOCUS
  • Economic Sanctions Compliance
  • Export Controls
  • Defense Trade
  • Anti-Money Laundering
  • Anti-Boycott
  • Nuclear Trade and Non-Proliferation Policy
  • National Security Reviews of Foreign Investments (CFIUS)
  • Trade Policy
EDUCATION
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1990 B.A., Duke University, 1987
MEMBERSHIPS
  • Co-chairman, International Trade Committee, District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • Member, Society of International Affairs
  • Member, International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
  • Advisor, Law 360 International Trade Editorial Board
AWARDS / RANKINGS
  • Chambers, 2006-2014
  • Legal 500 US, 2007-2014
  • Legal 500 Leading International Trade Lawyer, 2012-2014
  • Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyers, 2007, 2013
  • Virginia Business Magazine, "Legal Elite," 2005
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS District of Columbia New York