In recent days, Morgan Lewis announced the addition of Margaret M. Gatti as a partner in its Antitrust Practice. She will work out of the Washington and Philadelphia offices.
Gatti is an international banker turned international trade practitioner and current chairperson of the Mid-Atlantic District Export Council. She possesses over twenty years of experience advising U.S. and non-U.S. clients in the full range of international trade, national security, and U.S. government contract matters.
Scott A. Stempel, leader of the Antitrust practice at Morgan Lewis was quoted as saying in a press release at the firm’s website: “For two decades, clients have relied on Margaret to help them address complex international trade issues both proactively-through compliance counseling and training-and in instances requiring disclosures, corrective actions, settlement negotiations, and debarment proceedings. Her business acumen, paired with her experience on exports and customs, government contracts, as well as national security issues will be a winning combination for our clients.”
Gatti focuses her practice on export control and customs law, embargoed country regulations, international tax and trade law, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) matters. Her international trade practice includes export control regulations, embargoed country regulations, customs law, free trade agreements, anticorruption laws, INCOTERMS, and international commercial transactions. She serves as co-counsel for the National Council on International Trade Development.
Gatti also represents manufacturers, exporters, importers, and brokers involved in the defense industry before the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); the U. S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE). She frequently assesses export control jurisdiction for exported products, determines the appropriate U.S. Munitions List Categories and Export Control Classification Numbers, and drafts Commodity Jurisdiction Requests to the DDTC and Classification Requests to the BIS.
In addition to her work in the international arena, Gatti maintains a corporate practice focusing on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and corporate governance matters.
Founded in 1873, international law firm Morgan Lewis has 22 offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The firm provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory and intellectual property legal services to clients of all sizes. These include global Fortune 100 companies to startups in all major industries.
The firm’s international team of attorneys, patent agents, employee benefits advisors, regulatory scientists, and other specialists numbers over 3,000. These professionals serve clients from locations in Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Houston, Irvine, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Princeton, San Francisco, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.
The firm has one of the highest concentrations of East Coast lawyers of any one firm—including more than 700 lawyers combined in New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia—as well as 250 lawyers in California and nearly 70 lawyers in Houston and Dallas combined.