Christine Savage is a partner in the International Trade Practice Group in the Washington, D.C., office of King & Spalding. She concentrates her practice on international trade regulation and has experience in export control and sanctions law, antiboycott regulations, national security reviews of foreign direct investment in the United States, trade remedy proceedings, and administrative law and practice.
Ms. Savage joined the firm after serving as an attorney with the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration of the United States Department of Commerce where she was Commerce Department counsel in trade remedy proceedings involving numerous countries and products. While at the Commerce Department, Ms. Savage engaged in discussions with foreign government officials and steel industry experts as part of a team of U.S. government officials involved in the White House’s Steel Action Program.
Since joining King & Spalding in 2000, Ms. Savage also has assisted clients in a broad range of industries, including aerospace and defense, energy, encryption software, financial services, and biotechnology/chemical, in ensuring compliance with U.S. export controls and sanctions laws. In connection with these matters, Ms. Savage has assisted in assessing the impact of foreign participation in international mergers and acquisitions involving sensitive U.S. technology, software, and/or hardware, including obtaining clearance of transactions from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”); conducted internal reviews of companies’ compliance systems; assisted clients in resolving complex licensing and classification issues; and assisted clients in preparing voluntary disclosures of violations of export control laws. Ms. Savage has experience in representing clients’ interests before the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Defense Technology and Security Administration, and CFIUS.