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Practice Areas

  • U.S. Export Compliance EAR & ITAR
  • Defense Industrial Security
  • U.S. Immigration Law
  • Government Contracts Foreign Acquisition

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia


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, in 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 is actively involved in many international professional activities, including being appointed as a member of the Defense Trade Advisory Group (“DTAG”) for the 2014-2016 term, lecturing on the topics of U.S. export control and immigration law for various organizations including Marcus Evans, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Netherlands Defense Manufacturing Association in conjunction with the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Ms. Casale earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Syracuse University, graduated with honors in chemistry from Wells College, and attended the London School of Economics and Warwick University in England. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and State of New York. 


  • Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, New York
    • Juris Doctorate - 1982
  • Wells College, Aurora
    • B.A.
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Chemistry
  • London School of Economics
  • Warwick University