F. Amanda DeBusk is the chair of Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s International Trade department, where she heads the firm’s Export Controls & Sanctions practice. She has a broad practice advising on US international trade regulations that govern imports, exports and trade compliance. She is a widely recognized authority in the enforcement of export controls and sanctions, drawing on her background as the former US Commerce Department assistant secretary for Export Enforcement to handle civil and criminal enforcement matters and voluntary disclosures. Amanda also advises clients in matters involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), trade remedies, customs, national security regulatory issues and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the Buy America Act and market access.
Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, leading non-US based multinationals, foreign governments and individuals. Amanda’s practice covers a wide variety of sectors, including defense, energy, manufacturing, network systems, satellites, semiconductors, electronics, automotive, aerospace, agriculture, telecommunications and banking.