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Nicholas F. Coward

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Nicholas F. Coward is a partner in the Washington DC office where he focuses on outbound trade compliance matters including the extraterritorial application of US law, particularly US export control laws, anti-boycott regulations and trade sanctions/embargoes. In addition, his practice covers issues of corporate conduct such as the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and foreign bribery laws. His practice includes international transactional advice, the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs, compliance audits, internal investigations and representation in enforcement proceedings. He has received a Decoration of Honor for services to the Republic of Austria. He has served as the managing partner of the Washington office of Baker McKenzie and on the Firm's Global Executive Committee from 2002-2007. He has also chaired the Firm's Global International Commercial & Trade Practice Group from 2007-2015.

Practice Focus

Mr. Coward focuses on outbound trade compliance matters, including the extraterritorial application of US law, particularly US export control laws, anti-boycott regulations and trade sanctions/embargoes maintained by the US government against various countries. In addition, his practice covers issues of corporate conduct such as the application of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and foreign bribery laws. He provides international transactional advice; assistance in the design and implementation of corporate compliance programs, compliance audits, and internal investigations; and representation in enforcement proceedings.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar

Admissions

  • District of Columbia~United States (1982)

Education

  • George Mason University (J.D.) (1981)
  • Union College (B.A.) (1976)

Languages

  • English
  • German