Rich Matheny, a partner in Goodwin’s Washington D.C. office, heads the firm’s Global Trade practice and is a member of the firm's Specialty Litigation group. Mr. Matheny advises clients on a broad range of U.S. regulatory issues concerning international trade and investment, including the exportation of controlled goods and services from the United States; the provision of defense articles and services; transactions involving sanctioned countries, persons, and entities; and cross-border investments and transactions that may impact the national security or foreign policy of the United States.
He is particularly adept at helping technology companies and private equity firms to successfully navigate these critical regulatory regimes, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Antiboycott Regulations of the Commerce Department; the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) of the State Department; the economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Treasury Department; national security reviews conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Matheny is included in the most recent editions of both Chambers USA (2019) and Chambers Global (2018) in the area of International Trade, Economic Sanctions and Export Controls. Chambers describes Mr. Matheny as “a great resource” to clients with “impressive responsiveness and ability to organize his thoughts.”