Andrea Tovar

Andrea Tovar

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Andrea Tovar regularly advises multinational companies on cross-border commercial transactions and complex international trade matters. Andrea is also a member of the firm’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications Global Industry Group and the California Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Practice Focus

Andrea's practice covers multijurisdictional commercial transactions including IP migrations, supply chain restructurings, global spin-offs, post-acquisition integrations, and technology transactions. She also advises companies on a wide range of trade matters including export controls, sanctions, internal investigations and risk assessments. Her practice also includes conducting M&A trade sanctions, export controls, and privacy due diligence reviews of target companies in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Supported NASDAQ-listed cybersecurity company on multiple intellectual property migrations, post-acquisition integrations and divestures.
  • Provided strategic advice and contract localization assistance with respect to IP transfer agreements, technology licenses and commercial contracts to companies selling cloud-networking solutions, SaaS, fintech products, and technology and medical devices.
  • Conducted sanctions and export compliance risk assessments for various business units of a major telecommunications company and a multinational consumer retail company. 
  • Assisted several technology companies and global financial institutions with supply chain planning, contract negotiations, and obtaining licenses from the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for transactions with Huawei and its affiliates. 
  • Developed sanctions and export controls compliance programs and trainings for a number of companies.
  • Assisted multinational information technology company conduct an internal investigation in respect of the provision of various services and software to sanctioned airlines, including conducting investigative document review, preparing questions for witness interviews, and enhancing sanctions compliance program.
  • Assisted a major retailer in responding to data breach, including extensive technical work with incident response professionals.

Professional Honors

  • Northern California Rising Star for International Law, Super Lawyers, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section on International Law - Member
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Member

Admissions

  • California~United States (2017)

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law (J.D.) (2017)
  • Northwestern University (B.A.) (2014)
  • Sciences Po – Paris (EU Studies) (2012)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Presenter, "Doing Business in Russia", Association of Corporate Counsel, April 2019

Presenter, "California Consumer Privacy Act Luncheon", Association of Corporate Counsel, February 2019

Presenter, "Training the Child Advocate", National Institute for Trial Advocacy, December 2018

Contributor, "Open Cars", Berkeley Technology Law Journal, November 2016