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Howard O. Weissman

Of Counsel
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Howard Weissman is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's Compliance & Investigations Practice Group in Washington, DC. He has decades of experience in advising on US laws and regulations directly impacting international business operations such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and US antiboycott laws, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Export Administration Regulations, and foreign agency and anti-bribery laws. Mr. Weissman has designed and implemented corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and training programs. He served as vice president and associate general counsel at Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he worked for more than 25 years.

Practice Focus

Mr. Weissman advises on the structuring of transactions to comply with the FCPA and related laws. He also supervises and participates in conducting internal investigations and audits to determine compliance with such laws and regulations, and advises on the consequences of such investigations and audits, including the development of appropriate defenses, disclosures, disciplinary actions and compliance policies. He has conducted FCPA due diligence for numerous proposed acquisitions, as well as on proposed international joint venture partners, teammates, consultants, distributors, and other third parties. He has provided advice on litigation and other disputes with international consultants. Mr. Weissman also advises on US antiboycott laws and on international consultant-related matters.

Admissions

  • District of Columbia~United States (1983)
  • Massachusetts~United States (1975)

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (LL.M. Taxation) (1983)
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D.) (1975)
  • Johns Hopkins University (B.A. Phi Beta Kappa) (1972)