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Howard Weissman Joins Miller Canfield

January 5, 2021

Miller Canfield is pleased to announce that Howard Weissman has joined the firm’s Corporate and Transactions Group. He will be based in the firm's office in Washington, D.C.

Weissman has decades of experience advising clients on laws and regulations impacting international business operations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other anti­corruption laws, antiboycott laws, and offset transactions. He has designed and implemented corporate anti-corruption compliance programs and training programs and has conducted and advised on the adequacy of FCPA due diligence with respect to proposed mergers and acquisitions, offset transactions, international joint ventures, consultants, representatives and other third parties. He also provides advice on resolving disputes with such international third parties and on compliance with certain local law issues affecting the defense industry such as the prohibition on intermediation in armament or other defense-related sales.

"We are thrilled to have Howard joining us," said Miller Canfield CEO Michael McGee. "His considerable experience in FCPA compliance helps to bolster our already strong Aerospace and Defense Industry practice alongside our well-established Export Controls practice."

Weissman comes to Miller Canfield from Baker & McKenzie, where he was part of the firm's  compliance and investigations practice since 2014. He had previously served as the Vice  President and Associate General Counsel-International at Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he worked for almost 26 years.

In 2019, Miller Canfield simultaneously opened offices in Washington, D.C. and Doha, Qatar, in order to serve the needs of clients in the aerospace and defense industry. Miller Canfield's multidisciplinary aerospace and defense industry team represents domestic and foreign clients in most aspects of their operations, including export controls, trade and customs, public procurement, offsets, negotiating and supervising technology transfers and industrialization programs, arbitration, FDI and cross-border transactions, licensing and governmental approvals, tax incentives, real estate and employment issues. Miller Canfield attorneys have considerable experience representing U.S. defense industry clients, having worked on some of the largest U.S. direct commercial sale and foreign military sale transactions and joint ventures with foreign defense holdings.