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Anne W. Fisher

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Anne W. Fisher

Clients turn to Anne Fisher for counsel and representation on trade issues, including U.S. export control laws and immigration matters, economic sanctions, and customs.

She helps clients in education, technology, aerospace/defense, energy, and pharmaceuticals — ensuring they remain compliant with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the economic sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Anne assists in preparation and submission of voluntary disclosure reports to government authorities and prepares commodity jurisdiction and classification requests from U.S. government agencies. She also develops, implements, and improves effective trade compliance programs, and educates clients on issues relating to customs law, including valuation, country of origin, and classification issues.

Anne helps clients in connection with transactions implicating national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). She also assists clients with immigration matters, and assists companies and nonprofit organizations in sponsoring individuals for non-immigrant visa status in the U.S. In addition, she prepares general and specific authorization requests directed to the Department of Energy (DOE).

Anne regularly represents clients before the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security (Citizenship and Immigration Services, and Customs and Border Protection).

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Anne was a business analyst with Airbus Americas. While in law school, Anne served as an intern at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

Representative Experience

Advised a U.S. university with respect to general licenses available under U.S. economic sanctions, and prepared specific license application to OFAC.

Counseled global biotech company regarding the transfer of controlled technical data to foreign national employees.

Prepared commodity jurisdiction request and obtained determination for global aerospace company, resulting in transition of aircraft from ITAR to EAR.

Worked with U.S. technology company to develop an export compliance program, including restricted party screening and ITAR-related compliance.

Prepared and obtained non-immigrant employment visas for foreign national employees on behalf of major real estate company.

Prepared general and specific authorization requests directed to the Department of Energy (DOE) on behalf of an international nuclear power company.

Prepared response to CF-28 (Request for Information) and prior disclosure to CBP in relation to valuation errors for an international food company.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., magna cum laude, Catholic University of America, 2011
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Bucknell University, 2006


  • Member, American Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • District of Columbia
  • Pennsylvania (inactive)

Court admissions

  • Court of International Trade
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