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Tuesday, January 5, 2010


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Ex-Bryan Cave Partner Dombek Joins Sheppard Mullin


By a MetNews Staff Writer


International trade specialist Curtis M. Dombek has joined the downtown Los Angeles office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner, the firm announced yesterday.

Dombek, a former partner with Bryan Cave, will be a part of Sheppard Mullin’s Government Contracts and Regulated Industries practice group.

The attorney said he had been “attracted to both the firm’s strong platform and its entrepreneurial spirit,” adding that he was looking forward to “growing the firm’s international trade practice, in Los Angeles and overseas.”

Guy Halgren, chairman of the firm, praised Dombek’s “exceptional background in international trade compliance and international arbitration,” predicting that his “knowledge and expertise will significantly enhance and expand our trade capabilities, especially in the Far East where we’ve been growing our China practice.”

Dombek’s practice focuses on international regulatory issues, including civilian and military export controls, trade sanctions and blocking orders, customs matters, CFIUS reviews, the antiboycott regulations and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the firm said. He handles export control compliance and other international matters for multinationals in the telecommunications, computer hardware and software, aerospace and defense, pharmaceutical, electronics, energy, apparel and retail industries.

Assisting companies in complying with the detailed export controls on encryption, telecommunications and aerospace technology is a significant part of his practice, as is the regulatory compliance relevant to outsourcing of design and production activities to countries such as India and China, the firm added.

Dombek graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1983 and magna cum laude, with highest honors, from Harvard College in 1980. 


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