Andrea Ewart

BIOGRAPHY

Ms. Ewart began her practice with the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, where she counseled and represented clients on U.S. customs regulations, including preferential tariff programs; US export control laws; US trade sanctions; and other related legislation, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). She has successfully taken the U.S. customs broker exam. She continues her practice in the same fields at The Eren Law Firm.

Ms. Ewart has vast and deep experience representing multi-national corporations in a wide range of industries, including financial services, defense and aerospace, shipping and maritime, education, manufacturing, and energy and natural resources. She advises clients in the laws and regulations that govern international trade including the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), money laundering, and anti-boycott issues. Her work in these areas also involves advising companies on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).

Ms. Ewart is admitted to the Washington D.C., Maryland, and the Florida Bars, and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar.  She is an active member of several professional organizations and a former President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT). 

Ms. Ewart is an accomplished speaker and writer and applies her practical experience on trade to the issues that affect businesses and their bottom line.  Her workshops on the “Legal Do’s and Don’ts of Doing Business Internationally” provide insightful and indispensable information, particularly for small businesses.

Practice Areas

  • US Customs Regulations
  • Economic Sanctions
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA)
  • International Business

EDUCATION

Ms. Ewart received her JD from the University of Miami School of Law, which she attended as a Harvey Reid scholar. She earned an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Miami and her B.A. from the Patrice Lumumba People’s Friendship University in Moscow, Russia.

LANGUAGES

She is a native English speaker and conversant in Russian and French.

Career

  • Holland and Knight LLP
  • DevelopTradeLaw LLC

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Outside counsel on export control — “deemed” exports —  issues to major U.S. corporation;
  • OFAC mitigation submissions; OFAC compliance policy documents;
  • Successful filing of U.S. Customs petitions and protests;
  • Work on customs compliance and export control manuals;
  • Analysis of impact of trade preferences on specific imports;
  • Preparation of contracts to support international transactions;
  • Consulting assignments for foreign governments and regional organizations on such issues as:
    • Analysis and application of WTO agreements, regional economic integration and free trade agreements
    • Assessment of a country’s legal and regulatory framework for consistency with WTO commitments and other international treaty obligations
    • Policy, legislative/regulatory, institutional and infrastructural components of trade facilitation
    • Legislative and regulatory drafting to implement WTO and other international treaty commitments and to create an internationally competitive business environment.
    • Trade policy development and trade negotiation
  • Delivery of workshops and seminars
  • Preparation of studies and reports

RECENT BOOKS AND ARTICLES

  • International Business: Doing Business Without Borders, co-authored with A.C. Foster, Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2014. Available here.
  • Author of DevelopTradeLaw blog on trade policy and issues of particular relevance to developing countries and to small businesses.
  • "Would an EU-Mercosur Deal Bring Big Benefits?", Latin America Advisor, March 19, 2018.
  • "Our Food Smells Different: Insights for International Food Traders", The Network Journal, Spring 2017, p. 54.

In addition, Andrea’s writing has been featured in:

  • Policy briefs
  • Articles for association, business, and trade journals and newsletter
  • Newspaper articles
  • Legal articles