Mr. McKenzie's practice is focused on cross-border transactions and international trade regulation, including:
- Export Controls, Economic Sanctions Regulation, Customs and Import Regulation
- Integrated Corporate Compliance and Anti-Corruption Compliance: Advisory and Investigations
- International commercial and technology development and transfer transactions
Mr. McKenzie was articles editor at the Harvard Law Review from 1975-1976. Between college and law school Mr. McKenzie served in the Peace Corps in the northwestern mountains of Guatemala. He joined Baker & McKenzie in 1976. Since that time, he has worked in Baker & McKenzie offices in Caracas, Venezuela and Taipei, Taiwan, in addition to San Francisco.
For the past 40 years, Mr. McKenzie has arranged and chaired the annual Baker McKenzie Import/Export Conference, the leading international trade regulation and compliance conference in the West Coast of the United States.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association - International Law Section
- Association of Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers - Associate Member
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit~United States (1984)
- California~United States (1976)
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of California~United States (1976)
- Court of International Trade~United States
- Harvard University (JD cum laude) (1976)
- Williams College (BA Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude) (1969)
Mr. McKenzie has written and spoken extensively on United States export controls, import trade regulation, anti-boycott regulation, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the international distribution and protection of computer software. His most recent publications include:
“U.S. Export Controls on Internet Software Transactions,” 44 International Lawyer. 857 (2010).
“Foreign Corrupt Practices Anti-Corruption Issues for Import/Export Corporations,” 47 International Lawyer 43 (2013).
“Section 301 Duty Mitigation Strategies,” Bureau of National Affairs (2019).