Ashley E. Roberts

Ashley E. Roberts

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 5637

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Ashley Roberts provides clients in multiple industries with licensing, enforcement, and compliance solutions in export control, sanctions, and foreign direct investment matters.

Ashley's practice focuses on international trade and investment matters related to export controls and economic sanctions. She navigates trade control matters with clients before U.S. government agencies, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She has experience dealing with multiple sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and export control regulations under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Ashley helps clients successfully obtain licenses for EAR and ITAR-controlled items and licenses from OFAC. She provides guidance to clients related to commodity jurisdiction and classification determinations, license applications, license exceptions, and exemptions. Ashley prepares and submits voluntary disclosures to the Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury with her clients. Ashley also works with clients to conduct investigations and compliance audits related to export controls and sanctions issues.

Ashley also assists clients in all aspects of reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including counseling on CFIUS's expanded jurisdiction pursuant to the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA).

Ashley works with clients in various industries, including automotive, defense, telecommunications, satellite, life sciences, consumer, and education.

During law school, Ashley interned at the U.S. Department of Justice, National Security Division, and the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Ashley was an associate in a large international law firm where she focused on international trade and investment matters.

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2015

B.A., The George Washington University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2010

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

New York

Representative experience

Assists U.S. medical device and pharmaceutical companies in obtaining licenses under various export control and economic sanctions programs, including Cuba, Iran, and Syria. 

Assists U.S. medical device and pharmaceutical companies in investigating and disclosing matters before BIS and OFAC.

Advises U.S. high technology companies in export licensing, jurisdiction, and compliance matters, including assisting companies with ITAR licensing and compliance matters.

Develops compliance programs for U.S. and foreign companies in borad sectors related to export control compliance under the EAR and ITAR and economic sanctions compliance under OFAC programs. 

Advises U.S. universities on U.S. export licensing, sanctions compliance matters, and ITAR registration requirements. 

Assess applicability of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions to foreign companies' business to prepare for proposed initial public offering of shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE).

Assists a major Chinese telecommunications company with trade compliance monitorship arising from settlement agreement with the U.S. government.

Counsels foreign satellite companies regarding export licensing, jurisdiction, and compliance matters, including assisting companies with ITAR licensing and compliance matters.

Advises U.S. and foreign companies in a variety of industries on CFIUS issues, including applicability of mandatory filing programs and voluntary filings to CFIUS. 

Assisted U.S. medical device company with disclosure to OFAC and subsequent subpoena response.

Assisted foreign automotive and transportation companies with disclosure to OFAC and subsequent subpoena response. 

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