Les Carnegie, who until recently was a special counsel in Covington & Burling’s Washington office, has joined Latham & Watkins as a counsel. He will work in the firm’s international trade practice.
Carnegie’s practice focuses on U.S. export and re-export controls, trade and economic sanctions, controls on foreign investment in the United States, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, immigration laws, and U.S. anti-boycott laws. He also works with clients to develop compliance programs, conduct internal investigations, obtain U.S. licensing and respond to government investigations.
Carnegie has represented clients in such industries as energy, defense and aerospace, pharmaceutical and medical devices, life sciences, financial institutions, chemical manufacturers, industrial automation companies, and global transportation and freight forwarding companies.
In a prepared statement, Eric Bernthal, managing partner of Latham’s Washington office, said, “As business continues to globalize, compliance with complex, overlapping, and aggressively-enforced international trade regulations assumes ever-greater importance in corporate boardrooms. Les’ experience adds further depth to our export controls and economic sanctions practice as well as our white collar and government investigations practice.”