Welcome to ILN-terviews, a series of profiles of ILN member firm attorneys, designed to give a unique insight into the lawyers who make up our Network. For our latest interview, we chose ILN member, Olga Torres of our member firm Torres Law – Customs & Global Trade in the US.

In one sentence, how would you describe your practice?
We assist companies with international trade regulatory challenges, foreign direct investment issues, anti-corruption, and industrial security matters.

Who would be your typical client?
Companies with international operations that import and export, or develop sophisticated technologies in the defense or commercial sectors. We represent a variety of industries such as aerospace, defense contractors, retail, software, fashion, pharmaceuticals, electronics – to name a few.

What would you like clients and potential clients to know about you?
We take great pride in offering excellent work product and results while at the same time maintaining cost-efficiency and quick turnarounds. We are able to handle challenging cases involving multi-government agency disclosures and internal corporate investigations. Our area of the law is very niche and technical and we take the time to understand our clients’ products, technologies, operations, and company culture.
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The ILN is proud to announce our latest firm of the month, Torres Law – Customs & Global Trade!

Torres Law is a practice based in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC with focus on international trade and customs law. Torres Law’s practice areas include customs, exports, economic sanctions, FCPA and industrial security.

Torres Law has extensive experience with the various regimes and agencies governing trade such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and others. Torres Law provides clients with full support for all trade law issues, including U.S. export control and sanctions laws, trade policy, industrial security, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), anti-boycott laws, government contracts, and customs law.
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We’re so excited to announce that we’ve welcomed a new member firm – Torres Law, a United States-based firm with a focus on international trade and customs law. Torres Law has offices in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC.

The firm serves clients ranging from large, multi-national corporations to small importers and exporters. Torres Law also represents government agencies and assists larger law firms with complex trade matters.

In the area of U.S. export controls, the law firm advises clients on compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the various embargo and sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC). In the area of customs, Torres Law advises clients on import compliance matters, including customs rulings, classification, country of origin, special duty programs such as NAFTA, focused assessments, C-TPAT, and seizures of goods by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. With respect to industrial security matters, the law firm represents companies in transactions subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and advises on measures to mitigate Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence (FOCI).
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