Ama A. Adams

Ama Adams’ practice focuses on international transactions and the U.S. government’s regulation of trade and investment. She advises clients on compliance with regulations of the Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, Department of State and U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including issues related to the export of goods and services to sensitive regions and countries and the import of products into the United States.

Ms. Adams represents clients facing enforcement actions brought by the Departments of Commerce, State, Treasury and Immigration and Custom Enforcement and helps clients develop, improve and put into effect compliance programs to ensure that their corporate procedures and policies are in accordance with U.S. export and import laws.

Ms. Adams counsels clients on the implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for their North American operations, including how to obtain preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. In addition to NAFTA, she also provides legal assistance in a wide range of customs and rule-of-origin issues that arise with the import of merchandise into the United States.

Ms. Adams also has substantial experience in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She has conducted internal investigations, developed and implemented corporate compliance programs, conducted due diligence and provided counseling to clients on a broad range of FCPA matters.

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Areas of Practice 1) FCPA, 2) UK Bribery Act and Anti-Corruption Enforcement & Compliance, 3) Foreign Direct Investment (CFIUS), 4) Global Projects Practice and 5) International Trade
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2001
Education Wesleyan University, B.A.,1996
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland State Bar Association
Most recent firm Baker Botts LLP
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