Joyce Banks is a member of the firm's Global Projects Department focusing her practice on international trade and export controls as well as energy regulation. Joyce assists clients in understanding complex legal regimes governing the international trade of goods, services, and cross-border investments.
Joyce has experience representing clients at multiple regulatory agencies. In her international trade practice, Joyce has represented clients in matters involving economic and trade sanctions administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Joyce has also advised clients with regard to the applicability of U.S. export controls to their goods, software and technology. Additionally, Joyce has experience representing clients in energy regulatory matters at both the Texas Public Utility Commission and the Texas Railroad Commission.
Joyce's early experience with large-scale energy transactions gives her an understanding of complex commercial issues when counseling clients on matters related to international trade and energy regulation. Joyce has counseled clients on a broad range of energy-related transactions, including upstream and midstream acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures, as well as the structuring, negotiation and documentation of energy projects in the United States and South America.