Anne Salladin joined Stroock after nearly 20 years of service in the Office of the Assistant General Counsel for International Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which chairs the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). She is one of the only attorneys from Treasury with experience advising the chair of CFIUS to enter private practice.
As Senior Counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Ms. Salladin had responsibility for providing legal advice on CFIUS matters and participated in the review and investigation of well over 500 transactions filed with CFIUS, including all of the major Chinese acquisitions of U.S. businesses in recent years. These transactions involved companies or investors from nearly every leading world economy. She also participated in revising and implementing the CFIUS regulations.
In addition to her CFIUS work on behalf of the government, Ms. Salladin negotiated major government-to-government arrangements tied to the Mexican and Asian financial crises, and worked extensively on matters relating to sovereign wealth funds. She also has significant experience in sovereign debt restructuring.
In recognition of her significant contributions during her Treasury career, in particular her work on national security issues, Ms. Salladin is a recipient of the Secretary's Meritorious Service Award. The award citation notes that she was "indispensable in helping [CFIUS] to protect U.S. security in dozens of complex transactions" and is "widely acknowledged as an expert on sovereign debt, [and] a key player in the U.S. efforts to secure global economic stability through the design of sovereign debt restructuring regimes."
Before joining the Treasury Department, Ms. Salladin spent several years with a major international law firm in New York City, where she practiced corporate and securities law and was involved in international ransactions. Ms. Salladin began her career as an officer with the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York, where she had responsibility for relationships with Japanese financial institutions.
Honors and Awards
Recipient of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Secretary's Meritorious Service Award
U.S. Department of the Treasury, General Counsel's Award for Excellence in Legal Research and Writing
Board Member, Friends of the Law Library of Congress, 2008-2013
Board Member, Washington Foreign Law Society, 1998-2010
Board Member, Friends of the National Zoo, 2008-2013
Speeches and Events
Speaker, National Defense University Symposium, Washington, DC, December 17, 2013
Participant, "Chinese Investment in U.S. High Tech: An Asia Society and Rhodium Group Report," Asia Society Washington Center, December 13, 2013
Panelist, "Private National Security Law Practice: CFIUS," Georgetown National Security Law Society, Georgetown University Law Center, November 12, 2013
Speaker, Chinese Investment and US National Security Reviews, Practicing Law Institute, Webcast, July 2013
Participant, Roundtable on Sovereign Debt Contracts, Treasury Department, 2013
Speaker, CFIUS Fundamentals, American Bar Association, 2009
Speaker, Sovereign Wealth Funds – Governance and Regulation, Asian Society of International Law, National University of Singapore, 2009
Speaker, Laws Applicable to Sovereign Wealth Funds, Georgetown Journal of International Law Symposium on Sovereign Wealth Funds, Georgetown University Law Center, 2009
Keynote Speaker, Global Legal Information Network Annual Conference, Law Library of Congress, 2006
Participant, Conference on Sovereign Debt – The View From the Legal Academy, Georgetown University Law Center, 2004
Admitted To Practice
District of Columbia; New York
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1988; Editor-in-Chief, Virginia Journal of International Law, 1987-88
B.A., cum laude, Williams College, 1979; Phi Beta Kappa
Russell L. Smith Special Counsel
Russell L. Smith is special counsel to the Government Relations Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, D.C. Mr. Smith specializes in a wide variety of federal relations areas, including legislative matters, congressional investigations, and Executive Branch and independent agency proceedings involving foreign direct investment in the United States, international trade laws and policy, trade embargoes, environmental law, consumer products, financial services, foreign boycotts, nuclear power, defense contracting, federal and state campaign finance law, and federal lobbying and gift rules.
Mr. Smith has represented clients in administrative proceedings before the Treasury, Commerce, Energy, and Health and Human Services Departments, the Federal Trade Commission, and the inter-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS"). His clients have included major manufacturing and services corporations, multinational businesses, financial services, pharmaceutical, insurance, and automobile manufacturing companies, trade associations, and prominent individuals.
Mr. Smith has worked with the Litigation Department to review issues and prepare witnesses in connection with Congressional investigations of Enron, tax shelters, and energy issues. He has also recently worked on drafting new legislation on terrorism insurance, bioterrorism, agriculture policy, hazardous materials, and oversight of foreign direct investment.
Mr. Smith works actively on issues relating to anti-money laundering policy, and advises multiple clients on compliance and disclosure issues involving U.S. trade embargoes. He assists companies and trade associations in forming political action committees (PACs) and in complying with the federal election campaign laws. He also advises Japanese auto manufacturers and the Government of Japan on negotiations on auto trade issues, and works with other foreign governments and businesses regarding trade negotiations, legislation, and policy.
Chambers USA(2013) ranks Mr. Smith among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Government Relations in the United States.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Mr. Smith has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Georgetown University Masters Program in Public Policy, where he has taught a course in Politics and International Trade Policy. He is a past president and Life Member of the Board of Directors of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington, D.C., and co-chairs the Max Kampelman Legal Forum of the Jewish National Fund.
From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Smith was Counsel to the Republican Members of the Committee on Energy and Commerce of the United States House of Representatives. His primary responsibilities included advising the Republican Members on legislation and investigations involving international trade, securities law, defense contracting and auditing of federal contractors, pharmaceutical manufacturing, importing and sales, and various energy issues. He also played a primary staff role in the drafting and consideration of legislation authorizing and establishing the conditions for the 1986 public offering of the stock of Conrail, and the Omnibus Trade Act of 1988.
From 1982 to 1984, Mr. Smith was Special Advisor and Director of the Office of Automotive Industry Affairs at the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, where he coordinated and actively participated in Administration activities on legislation and regulations affecting the automobile industry. He handled key issues including voluntary export restraints by the Government of Japan, domestic content legislation and fuel economy and safety regulation.
From 1976 to 1982, Mr. Smith was Federal Liaison and subsequently Washington Counsel for Conrail, where he was responsible for legal and legislative issues involving divestiture of rail lines, disputes with other regional railroads, tax benefits and claims by Penn Central employees against Conrail.
From 1972 to 1976, Mr. Smith was an Attorney Advisor with the Office of the General Counsel of the Treasury Department. During that time, he handled matters involving antidumping and countervailing duty cases, the 1972-73 wage and price control program, the Lockheed loan guarantee program and the Penn Central Railroad bankruptcy and subsequent creation of Conrail.
Selected Significant Matters
Representing the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association regarding Japan’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement negotiations
Representing Bloomberg L.P. regarding market access in Korea and China
Advising multiple clients regarding state and local lobbying registration/disclosure and "pay-to-play" laws
Advising Meat & Livestock Australia on U.S. Congress consideration of 2013 Farm Bill
Representing PAI Partners in U.S. government CFIUS national security review of the acquisition of ADB, the world’s leading airfield lighting technology company, from Montagu Private Equity
Communications, Media & Privacy
Communications & Media
Data Privacy & Security
Government Relations Litigation
Compliance and Enforcement
1972, University of Georgia School of Law, J.D.
1968, Vanderbilt University, B.A.
District of Columbia, 1973
United States Supreme Court, 1977
United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 1978
Miriam A. Bishop Special Counsel
Miriam A. Bishop is special counsel in the Corporate and Financial Services Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington. Ms. Bishop provides advice and assistance regarding various international trade laws, including antiboycott, customs, export controls, trade sanctions, and trade remedies.
Ms. Bishop provides advice with respect to U.S. antiboycott laws and assistance in preparing antiboycott reports. She has been the principal antiboycott counsel for several clients with operations in the Middle East.
With respect to U.S. customs laws, Ms. Bishop represents clients in pre-audit reviews, internal audits, and Focused Assessments conducted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. She also evaluates the dutiability of royalties and other payments to foreign suppliers; determines country-of-origin marking requirements and the tariff classification of imported merchandise; handles prior disclosures, duty tenders, and protests; and assists companies in developing compliance programs. Additionally, Ms. Bishop assists companies in qualifying their goods under free trade agreements and the Generalize System of Preferences (GSP) and dealing with issues related to GSP, Foreign Trade Zones, and duty drawback. Ms. Bishop also litigates contested customs issues at the U.S. Court of International Trade.
With respect to U.S. export controls, Ms. Bishop provides advice and assistance with respect to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Commerce Department, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the State Department, and Foreign Trade Regulations administered by Commerce and the Bureau of Census and handles questions that arise under the NISPOM involving the proper handling of classified information and the mitigation of foreign ownership, control, and influence (FOCI). She assists clients in determining the licensing requirements and controls applicable to products, technology, and software and assessing the availability of license exceptions. She also files classification requests and license applications. In addition, Ms. Bishop supervises internal investigations and prepares voluntary self-disclosures where appropriate and represents clients in investigations by agency enforcement personnel and the Department of Justice.
Ms. Bishop also has broad experience with U.S. trade sanctions issues and has worked with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on licensing issues. She advises major insurance and re-insurance companies, insurance brokers, investment funds, and multinational corporations with respect to potential U.S. trade sanctions issues raised by proposed transactions; routinely obtains licenses for the sale of agricultural goods and medical devices and other transactions; conducts due diligence for proposed transactions and assesses OFAC risk; and reviews and revises proposed OFAC representations, warranties, and other provisions in various types of agreements. In addition, Ms. Bishop assists clients in preparing voluntary disclosures, responding to subpoenas, and in OFAC investigations, audits, and compliance reviews.
Ms. Bishop has been involved in a number of trade remedy proceedings, including antidumping, countervailing duty, and Section 201 (Safeguard) investigations, as well as sunset reviews, scope inquiries, and anti-circumvention proceedings.
Ms. Bishop has experience with companies in a wide range of industries, including auto parts, chemicals, consumer electronics, hand tools, insurance and re-insurance, industrial equipment, motor vehicles, and steel.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Ms. Bishop is a member of the Virginia, District of Columbia, and American Bar Associations. Prior Experience
Prior to joining Willkie, Ms. Bishop was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Prior to law school, she was an International Trade Analyst and Commodity Industry Analyst with the U.S. International Trade Commission and a Product Development Chemist for Cargill, Inc.
Corporate and Financial Services Education
1987, Georgetown University Law Center, J.D. 1978, University of Iowa, B.A. Bar Admissions