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Laurence Hull

Laurence Hull


Laurence Hull

Laurence’s practice focuses on the intersection between national security and regulatory compliance under US law for trade, investment, and financial transactions.

These include filings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations, and economic sanctions administered by the US Department of the Treasury. Laurence is also a certified data privacy specialist (CIPP/US).

  • Preparing submissions on export control compliance issues to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)
  • Conducting export control compliance analysis for a multinational telecommunications company in the midst of a multijurisdictional investigation
  • Performing extensive export control license analysis and strategic advice on cutting edge technology for a multinational corporation
  • Examining and classifying encryption products for a multinational consumer goods company
  • Researching and drafting substantive comments for a high-tech industry association on changes to the US Munitions List
  • Researching and drafting substantive comments for a leading multinational corporation on potential export controls on emerging technologies
  • Conducting due diligence on mergers and acquisitions to screen for CFIUS issues such as export control, sanctions, and other national security issues
  • Coordinating and drafting CFIUS filings and responding to CFIUS’ inquiries and advising clients and transaction teams on legal and strategic issues throughout the CFIUS review process
  • Preparing OFAC license applications for corporate entities and financial institutions
  • Designing a tailor-made sanctions training presentation for an Indian conglomerate
  • Counseling an international financial institution on sanctions compliance for flagged transactions
  • Conducting sanctions due diligence for one of the world’s largest mining companies in a high-risk jurisdiction
  • Investigating sanctions compliance at a leading Middle Eastern financial institution
  • Advocating for the removal of a multinational company from a US state’s sanctions-related divestment list based on US foreign policy
  • Drafting a briefing document calling for specific reforms of a US sanctions program in line with US foreign policy

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Career and qualifications

  • Morehouse College (BA) 2012
  • Harvard Law School (JD) 2015
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2015
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in the District of Columbia 2016