Christopher Wall is the senior international trade partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where his practice focuses on technology transfer regulation, foreign investment, international trade, and compliance.
Mr. Wall advises and represents clients on export controls (commercial and defense); economic sanctions and embargoes; national security reviews; anti-boycott issues; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (counseling and investigations); import relief proceedings; Court of International Trade appeals; complex Customs matters; bilateral investment treaties; NAFTA and WTO dispute resolution; and other trade policy and legislative matters. He has been ranked by Chambers (Tier 1 National) and Chambers Global (Band 1) in two International Trade practice areas: Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, and CFIUS.
Mr. Wall served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration during 2008 – 2009. He works with the Departments of Commerce, State, Defense, Treasury and Homeland Security, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Mr. Wall is a member of the American Bar Association and has held a number of positions, including Chair of the Special Advisory Committee on International Activities, Vice Chair of the Section of International Law and Practice, and Co-Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the Section of Litigation. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Central and East European Law Initiative and has organized and given presentations at numerous ABA meetings. He chaired the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. for five years. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce USA, Inc. and has chaired the Trade and Investment Advisory Committee of the British American Business Council.
Mr. Wall currently serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Council for International Business. He is a frequent lecturer at both domestic and international conferences. He serves as parish counsel to St. John's Church, Lafayette Square. Mr. Wall served as a member of the Committee on Homeland Security and Export Controls of the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, and he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Wall received undergraduate degrees from Yale University and Oxford University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. He is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and New York, as well as the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
-International Public Policy
-International Trade Controls
- Defense & National Security Issues
Aerospace, Defense and National Security
Energy & Natural Resources
- Oil & Gas - Downstream
New York University School of Law, J.D., 1993 - magna cum laude
- Order of the Coif
- Center for International Studies, Junior Fellow
Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, M.P.A., 1993
- Woodrow Wilson Fellow - International Relations
University of Wisconsin, B.A., 1987
- with distinction
District of Columbia
Peter Flanagan is a partner in our Washington office who concentrates in international trade matters and financial services regulation. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and served as vice chair of the International Trade and Finance practice group.
Mr. Flanagan counsels clients on a broad range of compliance requirements affecting international trade and investment. These include most notably export controls, economic sanctions constraints, defense trade limitations, and the implications of related non-US requirements. Mr. Flanagan has advised leading companies in the oil and gas sector, pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, defense contractors, manufacturing entities, financial institutions, software and high-technology concerns, and university-affiliated laboratories.
Coordinated internal investigation for leading multinational industrial company of compliance with Middle East trade sanctions programs, and represented the company in follow-on enforcement proceedings before the US Departments of Treasury and Commerce.
Assisted leading life sciences company in the design and implementation of global trade compliance program.
Represented US defense subcontractors in enforcement investigations and related export licensing initiatives before the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
Federal Reserve System, International Finance Division, Board of Governors (1987-1989)
Honors and Rankings
Washington DC Super Lawyers, International (2014)
Chambers USA,Leader in the field of International Trade - Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (2005-2015)
Chambers Global, Leader in field of International Trade Law- Export Controls and Economic Sanctions (2006-2015)
Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law(2009-2014)
Legal 500 US, "Leading Lawyer" International Trade (2014-2015)
Legal 500 US, International Trade (2012-2015)
Council on Foreign Relations, Former Term Member
Memberships and Affiliations
The Woods Academy (Bethesda, Maryland), Trustee
Georgetown University Law Center, Former Adjunct Professor co-teaching International Business Transactions