ROBERT A. KLIMEK, JR. ESQ.
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LUCIA E. CASALE, ESQ.
Lucia E. Casale, Esq
Areas of Practice
- U.S. Export Compliance EAR & ITAR
- Defense Industrial Security
- U.S. Immigration Law
- Government Contracts Foreign Acquisition
Lucia E. Casale specializes in the representation of international and domestic businesses in matters related to U.S. Export Compliance, both “EAR” – Export Administration Regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, “ITAR,” Office of Foreign Asset Control, “OFAC” compliance, U.S. National Industrial Security Program “NISP” agreements and security clearances for companies working in sensitive U.S. Government programs and contracts, U.S. Immigration law for foreign national workers, executives, technical personnel and their dependents. Ms. Casale has experience ranging from large multinational companies to the innovative start-up as well as representing universities in matters of export compliance, particular for research departments and technology transfer matters. Ms. Casale has negotiated SSAs (“Special Security Agreements”), has been the ITAR/EAR counsel as well as immigration counsel for the M&A teams of multinational companies navigating both the CFIUS (“Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States,”) filing process and the complexities of retention of foreign national employments following acquisitions, mergers and restructuring.
Ms. Casale has lectured on the topics of U.S. export control and immigration law for various organizations including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Netherlands Defense Manufacturing Association in conjunction with the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs.
- Juris Doctorate Syracuse University
- Bachelors with honors in chemistry from Wells College, and attended the London School of Economics and Warwick University in England.
- District of Columbia and State of New York
LEONARD C. BENNETT, ESQ.
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EDWARD G. BENTLEY, ESQ. OF COUNSEL
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JONATHAN R. DAULTE
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SHERYL BENNETT, ESQ.
Sheryl N. Bennett, Esq.
Areas of Practice
- International and cross-border business transactions
- Energy, oil and gas law
- Civil litigation
- Government contracts
Sheryl is an attorney with extensive international experience, having advised foreign governments and multinational companies in over a dozen countries on commercial law reforms, international legal best practices in a variety of industries and economic development issues.
Sheryl’s international expertise is both a product of her numerous years working as an Attorney-Advisor in the US Department of Commerce’s Office of the General Counsel and her personal background growing up overseas. At the US Department of Commerce, she advised foreign governments and international clients on a variety of legal and regulatory matters, such as the intersection between technology transfer, intellectual property law, energy law (including oil and gas matters and power purchase agreements), project finance, government contracts (including suspension and debarment procedures) and international franchising to emerging markets. Currently, in addition to continued work on international private investment, Sheryl handles a variety of civil litigation and regulatory compliance matters in the construction, insurance and immigration sphere. She has appeared before the Maryland State courts.
She regularly provides pro bono legal services to human rights and democracy organizations. In law school, she clerked for the Honorable Lynn A. Battaglia on the Maryland Court of Appeals and served as the Vice President of the Immigration Law Students Association. Sheryl is fluent in French, conversant in Spanish and has lived, traveled and worked extensively throughout Africa (including the Maghreb), Latin America and Western Europe.
- Juris Doctor, University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland
- Bachelor of Arts (International Relations), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
District of Columbia (pending) and State of Maryland.