Regarding international trade and customs matters, Nancy has represented a wide variety of clients in antidumping, countervailing duty, and Section 201 proceedings, as well as advising clients on trade dispute issues arising under the North American Free Trade Agreement and World Trade Organization agreements. Nancy’s clients have included a major steel company; a provincial government in Canada; several trade associations; and manufacturers of merchandise ranging from softwood lumber, to salmon, to bedroom furniture. In addition, Nancy has counseled clients with respect to classification, valuation, and country of origin marking issues under the customs law. She has also advised clients in their defense against penalty proceedings by U.S. Customs and Border Protection and False Claims Act proceedings relating to the importation of goods into the United States. She routinely serves as counsel to clients in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as in appeals to the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
As for immigration and nationality law, Nancy routinely advises domestic and foreign companies regarding the optimal strategies for the transfer of foreign nationals for temporary and permanent employment, and counsels US and foreign companies in matters relating to the employer’s legal obligations under immigration law. She is experienced in employment and family-based immigration, nonimmigrant visas, and citizenship issues, including representing individuals of extraordinary ability, and in applications for Regional Centers under the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program.