Alfredo G. Fernández, Associate
Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Alfredo Fernandez focuses his practice on International Trade Compliance and Enforcement Issues. He counsels and represents clients on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other related U.S. laws, regulations and policies affecting international trade and business, including economic sanctions programs, multilateral trade agreements, anti-bribery programs, customs laws, and anti-boycott regulations.

As a member of the firm’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Practice Group, Alfredo’s practice also involves regulatory compliance and transactional due diligence with respect to a wide range of federal, state and international environmental, health and safety laws. For example, Alfredo regularly counsels clients regarding new and existing chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), biocides under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), “Superfund” liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), chemical crises under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and workplace safety under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Tahlia Townsend, Partner
Wiggin and Dana

A graduate of the Yale Law School, former federal law clerk, and co-chair of the International Trade Compliance practice, Tahlia is an experienced international trade compliance counsellor and federal civil litigator trusted by Fortune 50 defense contractors, major universities, and small businesses alike to litigate complex civil issues, interpret thorny portions of the ITAR, EAR, and U.S. sanctions regulations, implement compliance programs, conduct internal investigations, develop and drive corrective actions, draft voluntary disclosures, and defend against enforcement actions by the Departments of Commerce, Justice, State and Treasury.

Leading a team of seasoned associates with a sophisticated appreciation for the practical challenges of trade compliance learned first-hand through secondments to leading multi-national defense contractors, Tahlia has conducted hundreds of internal investigations into potential violations of U.S. export and sanctions laws, and teaches a class on International Trade Compliance at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Tahlia also assists U.S. and international clients in classifying products, analyzing regulatory requirements, obtaining export licenses, training employees, and conducting voluntary or directed site audits.