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Eliot Norman is an attorney and partner at Williams Mullen, a U.S. law firm with 240 attorneys based in Washington, D.C. and the Southeast United States. He specializes in representing foreign companies setting up or expanding business operations in the USA. His firm advises foreign multinationals on all legal matters relating to doing business in the United States including compliance with government regulations such as ITAR, FCPA, I-9 and E-Verify, Government Contracts and Export Controls. Williams Mullen has active practice groups for Unmanned Systems (UAV) and aerospace. www.williamsmullen.com/industry/unmanned-systems.
Mr. Norman focuses on business and legal strategies for accelerating growth including “smart use” of visas to transfer key managers and specialists, in addition to using Teaming Agreements, Joint Ventures and M&A to increase market share. In the aerospace field, Mr. Norman helps Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers negotiate agreements that will protect their intellectual property and reduce liability risks for consequential damages and indemnification of OEMs.
Many top international organizations including SelectUSA, foreign chambers of commerce, and Aerospace Valley (Toulouse, France) regularly ask Mr. Norman to present his “Top 10 Legal FAQs for Doing Business in the USA” at seminars and events across Europe and the United States. Mr. Norman is the Editor of FDI USA News, a publication providing legal, tax, corporate finance, and accounting advice to foreign companies investing in the United States. See http://www.williamsmullen.com/news/FDI-USA-Newsletter
Mr. Norman is a graduate of Yale College and Boston College Law School and earned a Certificate from the Institut d’etudes politiques (Sciences Po), Paris, France. He speaks French fluently and travels regularly throughout Europe to meet with clients. Mr. Norman also served as a federal prosecutor and antitrust attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice prior to entering private practice.