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Lisa C. Mays

Associate
Washington, DC
T: 202.747.2307
F: 202.747.3889

Education

  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 2015
  • B.A., University of Southern California, 2010
  • California
  • *Not admitted in DC; supervised by partners of the Firm
Overview
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Lisa Mays is an associate in the Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade Practice Group in the firm's Washington D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Ms. Mays’ practice focuses on international trade compliance and investigations.

She advises clients on issues relating to anti-corruption; anti-money laundering; the False Claims Act; sanctions regulations on Cuba, Iran, and North Korea; and U.S. export and import controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In addition, Ms. Mays represents clients on antidumping and anti-boycott matters.

Ms. Mays counsels companies in various industries including aerospace and defense, education, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, and technology.

Prior to her career as an attorney, Ms. Mays worked for cloud-based startups in Berlin, Germany.

  • Created anti-money laundering policy for top credit rating agency

  • Obtained approval from Department of Commerce to enable German construction engineering firm to operate in Cuba

  • Assisted in internal investigation and disclosure regarding encrypted software exports resulting in successful closure of Department of Commerce case without export penalties or monetary damages

  • Represented non-U.S. company in antidumping case before the International Trade Commission

  • Advised non-U.S. bank on compliance with U.S. sanctions on Iran and North Korea

  • Performed due diligence enabling private equity firm to complete acquisition of defense and security business of a defense contractor

  • Advised U.S. research university on technology and deemed export issues related to non-U.S. campuses, students, and faculty

  • Defended Fortune 500 company in False Claims Act suit related to alleged General Services Administration (GSA) non-compliance

  • Conducted anti-boycott analysis of financial and shipping transactions for automotive manufacturer

Articles

  • "The Trickle Down Effect of Privacy Shield Uncertainty: Fluctuating Lines for Anti-Bribery Compliance," Journal of Internet Law, Wolters Kluwer, April 2016

Books

False Claims Act Defense Blog Posts

Global Trade Law Blog Posts

  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, International Law Committee
  • California State Bar