Head of Washington,DC Chapter, United States
Evelyn Suarez founded The Suarez Firm in 2014 to assist companies with opportunities in international markets and in addressing risk associated with regulatory import and export compliance, intellectual property protection and in the supply chain. She has developed a special focus on emerging markets and is recognized for her expertise in customs compliance, trade facilitation, anti-corruption compliance (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act) and trade policy matters. Ms. Suarez represents clients before all trade agencies and in litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court and on legislative matters. Ms. Suarez also has extensive experience handling high profile investigations, including the U.N. Volcker Committee and various Congressional investigations into the U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme.
Ms. Suarez is a frequent lecturer on a myriad of topics affecting companies involved in international trade, especially in regard to customs and anti-corruption compliance and the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement implementation and best practices. She is President and Chair of the Board of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) for the 2016-2017 term. Ms. Suarez also serves on the Virginia Maritime Association Board and on the Advisory Council to Old Dominion Universitys Maritime, Port and Logistics Management Institute
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Ms. Suarez earned her juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the American Criminal Law Review. A member of the District of Columbia Bar, she is also admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for International Trade and as a Super Lawyer in International Trade law in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine.
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