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Patrick de Lapérouse

Associate
Washington, D.C.

Patrick de Lapérouse

Patrick de Laperouse advises clients on international trade and investment matters, including trade remedies, export controls, and customs regulations.

Patrick represents a range of clients before government agencies in complex trade litigation, including before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and assists clients with navigating U.S. regulatory regimes before the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Department of State.

During law school, Patrick gained valuable experience working as an intern in the Department of Commerce's Office of Chief Counsel for International Commerce, the Administrative Conference of the United States, and in the Enforcement Division of the Commodity Futures Trade Commission. He was also a member of the American University Law Review and participated in the European Law Students Association World Trade Organization Moot Competition.

Before law school, Patrick managed international public affairs campaigns, where he assisted clients with navigating complex regulatory, policy, and strategic concerns in foreign markets. Patrick also interned for U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and with the Trade Office of the European Commission's Delegation to Washington, D.C.

Representative experience

Assisted a leading U.S. company in securing approval by CFIUS of its US$850m sale of an identity management business.

Representing a government client before the Department of Commerce in the Fifth Softwood Lumber Trade Dispute.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., summa cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 2016
  • B.A., Whittier College, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
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