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Cheryl Palmeri

Washington, DC
T: 202.747.2307
F: 202.747.3856


  • J.D., University of Michigan, 2011, cum laude, Best Oral Advocate, Henry M. Campbell Moot Court
  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2005, summa cum laude, college honors, Phi Beta Kappa, National Merit Scholar
  • Intern to the Honorable Stephen H. Glickman, District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • California
  • District of Columbia
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Ms. Palmeri is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington, DC office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Palmeri focuses on issues and investigations involving U.S. and other anti-corruption laws, U.S. export and import controls, U.S. sanctions regulations, and other U.S. trade compliance matters.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • Advised U.S. apparel company on investigation related to Chinese corruption allegations
  • Conducted FCPA risk assessment and prepared anti-corruption law compliance training for U.S. retail company
  • Assisted multinational private equity firm to conduct internal investigation related to alleged corruption in company’s Middle Eastern operations

 Export and Import Controls

  • Counseled multinational oil pipeline operator on applicable export and import controls
  • Advised international engineering and design company on technology transfer under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Assisted U.S. aerospace company to review and disclose third party agent’s diversion to U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) and U.S. State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)
  • Provided advice to global automotive company on distributor export compliance
  • Represented U.S. defense contractor in responding to Department of Commerce subpoena
  • Prepared comprehensive customs compliance training for U.S. retailer


  • Assisted major U.S. bank in responding to OFAC inquiry regarding accounts maintained by prohibited parties
  • Advised international private equity firm on compliance with U.S. sanctions on Iran

Other Experience

  • Advised U.S. consulting firm on Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) compliance and registration
  • Counseled U.S. defense contractor on internal investigation into alleged employee misconduct and self-dealing
  • Assisted in the defense of a Japanese automobile parts manufacturer in an enforcement action by the U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division

Pro Bono

  • Represented a client from the Central African Republic in application for U.S. political asylum


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