WASHINGTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announced today that John Pisa-Relli has joined the Firm's International Trade and Investment and Aerospace & Defense practices, resident in the Washington, DC office. Mr. Pisa-Relli comes to the Firm after serving most recently as the principal in-house legal adviser for compliance with US trade controls and national industrial security program (NISP) requirements for one of the world's leading aerospace and defense companies, headquartered in Europe. He also brings extensive government experience, having previously served as a case officer with the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
In his former role, Mr. Pisa-Relli advised the company's export licensing and compliance program and personnel in the US; formulated export compliance policies, procedures and training curricula; conducted internal investigations and compliance assessments and oversaw internal and external audits. During his time in government, he handled a wide range of trade control licensing, compliance and enforcement matters, including compliance audits and civil enforcement cases. At the Firm, Mr. Pisa-Relli will assist US and international clients on international trade and anticorruption matters, particularly with respect to transaction support, compliance counseling, internal audits and investigations, civil enforcement actions, and voluntary disclosures.
"We are thrilled that John is joining our International Trade and Investment practice," said Mario Mancuso, corporate partner and Chair of the Firm's International Trade and Investment and Aerospace & Defense practices. "John's government and in-house experience, and demonstrated insight on international trade and compliance issues, make him an extraordinary addition to our global team. His experience will help serve our clients well."
Mr. Pisa-Relli currently serves as a Vice-Chair of the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of International Law. He received his JD from Widener University Law School in 1991, and his BA from La Salle University in 1988. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the US Court of International Trade.
About Fried Frank's International Trade and Investment Practice
Fried Frank's International Trade and Investment Group regularly represents leading US and international investment funds, operating companies and boards of directors in transactional, compliance, enforcement and dispute resolution matters worldwide.
For decades, our international trade and investment practitioners have been consistently recognized for their legal and policy-based contributions. Today, our practice is unique among its kind: it draws upon the Firm's long tradition of senior US government and diplomatic service, combines policy insight with deep technical expertise and business judgment, is fully integrated with Fried Frank's preeminent Corporate and Litigation Practices, and is international in its outlook, experience, network reach and reputation.
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