Geoffrey M. Goodale

Partner

  • Geoffrey M. Goodale
  • Phone: +1 202 776 5211
    Fax: +1 202 478 2711

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    505 9th Street, N.W., Suite 1000
    Washington, DC 20004-2166
    USA

Geoffrey M. Goodale  practices in the area of international trade.  As member of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Mr. Goodale’s practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, import compliance, trade litigation, international intellectual property rights protection, foreign direct investment, cybersecurity and compliance counseling to government contractors.

He counsels companies on a wide range of issues relating to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) enforced by the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the economic sanctions laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Mr. Goodale also conducts internal reviews and audits to assess compliance in these areas.

Mr. Goodale also advises clients on all aspects of compliance with U.S. import laws and regulations, including those relating to determining the proper classification, valuation and country of origin of merchandise. He regularly represents clients in matters involving U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), including assisting clients in preparing for and undergoing CBP audits. He also assists clients in developing duty-savings strategies through the effective use of duty drawback, foreign trade zones and subzones, preferential duty programs and free trade agreements, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Dominican Republic Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).

Mr. Goodale’s experience includes representing both U.S. and non-U.S. companies in all manner of anti-dumping duty and countervailing duty cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), including investigations, administrative reviews, scope ruling requests and anti-circumvention proceedings, as well as in appeals of certain DOC and ITC decisions to the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also has represented complainants and respondents in trade-related intellectual property rights cases filed with the ITC under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and appeals of certain such decisions to the CAFC.

Additionally, Mr. Goodale possesses extensive experience in advising clients on international mergers and acquisitions. With respect to acquisitions by foreign entities of U.S. companies, this experience includes, among other things: taking actions necessary to clear proposed deals through the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); filing required submissions with DDTC and/or BIS when export-controlled products and technologies are involved; and structuring transactions so as to mitigate foreign ownership, control or influence (FOCI) in a way that is acceptable to the Defense Security Service (DSS) in order for the U.S. company to maintain its Facility Security Clearance (FCL).

Mr. Goodale also provides compliance counseling to government contractors on a wide range of matters covered by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS). In addition, he provides counseling to clients relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and conducts internal investigations to ensure that clients comply with the requirements of the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws, such as the UK Bribery Act.

A long-standing and active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Mr. Goodale currently serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s National Security Committee and Vice-Chair of the ABA Intellectual Property Law Section’s Business and Trade Division.  He also currently is the Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s International Practice Section and Co-Chair of the D.C. Bar’s International Trade Committee.

Mr. Goodale is a 2001 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where he was notes editor of the American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal. He is also a graduate of the College of William and Mary, (M.A., 1992, B.A., with honors, 1988).

Areas of Practice

  • Compliance Counseling
  • Cyber-Risk, Privacy and Data Security
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Regulatory Law & Government Contracts
  • Technology
  • White-Collar Litigation & Investigations

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2001
  • College of William & Mary, M.A., 1992
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 1988

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2019-present
  • FisherBroyles LLP
    - Partner, 2016-2019
  • Trade Law Advisors PLLC
    - Managing Member, 2013-2016
  • Shipman & Goodwin LLP
    - Partner, 2011-2012
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
    - Senior Counsel, 2009-2011
    - Associate, 2007-2009
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
    - Associate, 2006-2007
  • Squire, Sanders & Dempsey LLP
    - Associate, 2005-2006
  • Gardner Carton & Douglas LLP
    - Associate, 2001-2005

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
    - Section of International Law
    -- National Security Committee, Co-Chair
    - Section of IP Law
    -- Business and Trade Division, Vice Chair
    -- Anti-Counterfeiting and Piracy Committee, Vice Chair
  • District of Columbia Bar
    - International Trade Committee, Co-Chair
  • Virginia State Bar
    - International Practice Section, Chair
  • International Trademark Association
    - Parallel Imports Committee
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Society for International Affairs

  • Federal Circuit Bar Association

  • International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, "New Cuba Sanctions Include Changes in Aircraft-Lease Licensing Policy, License-Exception Restrictions and a 10 Percent De Minimis Rule," Duane Morris Alert, October 23, 2019
  • Co-Author, articles on developments in export controls, international trade, and national security, ABA Section of International Law's Year in Review, July 2019

  • Author, "New Law Expands Scope of Jurisdiction and Powers of CFIUS," ABA Section of International Law's International M&A Joint Ventures Quarterly Newsletter, April 2019

  • Coauthor of Chapters on "Classification" and "Trusted Trader Programs," U.S. Customs: A Practitioner’s Guide to Principles, Processes, and Procedures, American Bar Association, 2016

  • Author, "International Traffic in Arms Regulations," Handbook of Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, American Bar Association, 2013

  • Co-author, "Improvements in US-Cuban Relations Bring Business Opportunities and Challenges," Virginia Lawyer, February 2016

  • Co-author, "2014 Year in Review: International Trade," The International Lawyer, Summer 2015

  • Co-author, "2014 Year in Review: National Security," The International Lawyer, Summer 2015

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • "Lawyer to Lawyer with the D.C. Bar International Law Community," D.C. Bar, Washington D.C., November 13, 2019
  • "Key Issues in Cross-Border Government Contracting," American Bar Association, Washington, D.C., July 16, 2019
  • "Caveat Emptor – What You Need to Know About International M&A in the Trump Era," VSB Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 14, 2019
  • "The Need for Enhanced Due Diligence in Cross-Border M&A Transactions in Light of New Laws," American Bar Association Section of International Law Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 10, 2019
  • "Comparing the Efficacy of US, EU, and Canadian Sanctions Against Russia," American Bar Association Section of International Law 2016 Spring Meeting, New York City, April 2016
  • "BIS' Antiboycott Compliance Requirements: What You Need to Know in 2016," District of Columbia Bar International Law Section, Washington, D.C., March 2016
  • "Developments in Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement at the Border," District of Columbia Bar Intellectual Property Law Section, Washington, D.C., March 2016
  • "Update on U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Office of Foreign Assets Control," District of Columbia Bar CLE Office, Washington, D.C., February 2016
  • "2015 U.S. Export Controls Year in Review," American Bar Association Section of International Law, Washington, D.C., January 2016
  • "Extraterritorial Trade Secret Protection: Comparing Cases Before the International Trade Commission and Federal Courts," AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit, Boston, November 2015
  • "NAFTA at 21: Successes, Controversies, and Lessons Learned," American Bar Association Section of International Law 2015 Fall Meeting, Montreal, October 2015
  • "Caveat Emptor: What You Need to Know About International Mergers and Acquisitions," Virginia State Bar 2015 Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, Virginia, June 2015
  • "Surviving and Thriving in the Export Control Reform Era," American Bar Association Section of International Law 2015 Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2015
  • "Cuba: Understanding the New Opportunities and Continuing Restrictions," District of Columbia Bar International Law Section, Washington, D.C., April 2015
  • "Cybersecurity in a Dangerous World: Key Issues and Strategies for Attorneys and Their Clients," District of Columbia Bar Law Practice Management Section, Washington, D.C., March 2015
  • "U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Office of Foreign Assets Control: An Introduction," District of Columbia Bar CLE Office, Washington, D.C., February 2015