Geoffrey M. Goodale, LAW JD ’01, joined the law firm of Shipman & Goodwin LLP as a partner. Goodale comes to Shipman & Goodwin with extensive legal experience in helping companies comply with international trade laws and regulations. He is a key member of the firm’s international trade compliance and enforcement practice group, one of the largest in New England, and will work out of Shipman & Goodwin’s Connecticut and Washington, D.C. offices.
Mr. Goodale focuses principally in the areas of export controls, economic sanctions, import compliance, intellectual property rights (IPR) enforcement, and international trade and investment. This includes government investigations, white collar criminal defenses, and intellectual property cases. He has vast experience in counseling companies on a wide range of issues involving compliance with the Export Administrations Regulations (EAR) administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) enforced by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the economic sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
He routinely advises clients on import compliance matters, prepares ruling requests, protests, and prior disclosures that are submitted to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and assists clients to prepare for and undergo CBP audits. Mr. Goodale has represented both U.S. and foreign companies in anti-dumping and countervailing duty cases and Section 201 and Section 337 proceedings. In addition, he advises clients on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the regulation of foreign direct investment, including in the preparation of Exon-Florio submissions that are filed with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Mr. Goodale comes to Shipman & Goodwin from Foley & Lardner LLP in Washington, D.C., where he served as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense practice group for more than four years. Prior to that position, he worked as an Associate in the International Trade practice groups of two other Am Law 100 law firms in Washington, D.C.