Paul Luther’s practice focuses on trade compliance and enforcement defense. He has extensive experience with respect to all aspects of U.S. export controls and economic sanctions, the U.S. Antiboycott Regulations, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, CFIUS reviews and investigations and U.S. customs issues.
Mr. Luther has represented clients in the telecommunications, chemical, defense, petroleum, avionics, satellite, computer, software and pharmaceuticals industries in securing government authorization to export or re-export highly regulated products and technologies to various regions and countries, such as Russia, the Middle East, India and China. He also regularly advises clients as to whether specific transactions, business structures and overseas ventures are consistent with applicable U.S. legal regimes.
Mr. Luther has worked extensively with clients to develop, upgrade and implement compliance programs and has represented clients facing enforcement actions brought by the Departments of Justice, Commerce, State, Treasury and Homeland Security.
Mr. Luther has significant experience in public international law and international litigation. He has advised governments and private parties on boundary and maritime delimitation disputes and the effect of such disputes upon the rights of private parties seeking to develop natural resources in disputed regions. He has provided representation to sovereign states in arbitrations regarding land and maritime boundaries.
Mr. Luther speaks Spanish and Portuguese.