Michael A. Grant is an associate in the Washington office of Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Michael maintains an international trade practice focused on U.S. national security laws, including export controls and sanctions, as well as trade remedies. Michael provides counsel to domestic and international companies in compliance with the sanctions programs promulgated by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulation (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Michael also represents clients in trade remedy proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and advises clients on foreign investment matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Michael’s clients operate in a wide variety of sectors, including aerospace, banking, defense, energy, financial services, higher education, insurance, manufacturing, non-profit, pharmaceutical, and shipping. With his clients, Michael conducts internal investigations, compliance assessments, merger and acquisition due diligence reviews, prepares industry specific compliance programs and develops licensing strategies for commercial transactions in U.S. sanctioned countries. Michael prepares disclosures and responses to inquiries related to violations of OFAC sanctions, the EAR, and the ITAR, and works with his clients to resolve both administrative and criminal enforcement actions. Michael also represents clients facing imposition of retaliatory tariffs, quantitative restrictions, and other border measures.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Michael was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a global services law firm. He also worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the National Wildlife Federation and served as a law clerk at the office of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Prior to attending law school at Georgetown University, Michael spent a year in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps NW in Aberdeen, Washington, running an afterschool program and later worked in non-profits focusing on child development.
Recognized in Washington D.C. Super Lawyers as a Rising Star- International, 2014-2018
“Developments in Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement,” with Michael J. Lowell and Julianne K. Nowicki, The Export Practitioner, Vol. 30, Num. 5 (May 2016).
“The Year in Review: National Security,” with James D. Carlson, Geoffrey M. Goodale, Michael J. Lowell, Robert McHugh III, Jonathan Michael Meyer, Guy C. Quinlan, and Sergio L. Suarez, ABA/SIL YIR (2014).