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Daniel Pickard and Tracye Howard to Lead Wiley Rein’s National Security Group

January 7, 2019

Washington, DC – Wiley Rein announced today that Daniel B. Pickard, partner in the firm’s International Trade Practice, and Tracye Winfrey Howard, partner in the Government Contracts Practice, will serve as leaders of the firm’s world class National Security Practice. They will head up the firm’s interdisciplinary team, which has extensive capabilities counseling clients in matters before the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Intelligence Community, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), Team Telecom, and U.S Department of State. The team also provides assistance to clients regarding CFIUS and DSS mitigation agreements and network security agreements, as well as companies subject to Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) scrutiny.

“Dan and Tracye provide outstanding leadership for a firmwide team that continues to set the bar in advising clients on complex, sensitive issues,” said Alan H. Price, chair of the International Trade Practice. “Our National Security Practice boasts more than two decades of experience in matters ranging from export controls and economic sanctions to cybersecurity threats to government contracts involving classified information. This collaborative team has a unique breadth of talent, experience, and thought leadership that offers enormous value to our clients.”

The National Security Practice recently expanded with the arrival of Richard C. Sofield, former Director of the Foreign Investment Review Staff (FIRS), and Peter S. Hyun, former Chief Counsel to Senator Diane Feinstein, who joined the firm as partners in October 2018.

Mr. Pickard counsels U.S. and international clients on the laws and regulations governing international trade, with particular emphasis on anti-bribery, national security, economic sanctions, and export control issues. He represents clients in matters related to trade remedy investigations, U.S. economic sanctions, anti-boycott measures, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Pickard provides comprehensive international trade law compliance guidance, including assessing and resolving sensitive national security matters and establishing compliance with the National Industrial Security Program and mitigating FOCI issues. He also teams with the firm’s Election Law & Government Ethics Group to provide guidance pertaining to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). Mr. Pickard has served as a member of the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) and the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC), and also serves as an adjunct professor of International Trade Law and Regulation at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law school.

Ms. Howard represents government contractors and subcontractors on a broad range of issues, including bid protests, contract claims and disputes, subcontract formation and performance issues, compliance with ethics and procurement integrity laws, and government investigations and audits. She represents large and small businesses across a variety of industries in numerous bid protests each year before the procuring agencies, the GAO, and the Court of Federal Claims. Ms. Howard’s counseling practice includes setting up government contracts ethics and compliance programs and preparing requests for equitable adjustment and certified claims under the Contract Disputes Act. She serves as Co-Chair of the ABA Public Contract Law Section’s Legislative Coordinating Committee and is a member of the Section’s Council.

Wiley Rein’s National Security Practice draw its strength from an impressive and diverse range of professionals in the firm’s key areas of focus, including Government Contracts; International Trade; Export Controls; Economic Sanctions; Anti-Money Laundering; FCPA; Privacy and Cybersecurity; Telecom, Media & Technology; Public Policy; Election Law & Government, and Corporate practices.

Wiley Rein is a dominant presence in Washington, DC, with more than 240 attorneys and public policy advisors. The firm has earned international prominence by representing clients in complex, high-stakes regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters.