Attorney Elsa Manzanares Joins Stinson in Dallas

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Stinson LLP is excited to announce that Elsa Manzanares has joined the firm as a partner in our Dallas office. 

Elsa advises on U.S. and international regulations of imports and exports, including goods, services, software and technology. She has experience representing clients facing investigations by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR). 

Additionally, Elsa counsels on import transactions administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). She also guides clients through national security reviews conducted by the Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Elsa advises companies doing business abroad on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption regulations. She also conducts due diligence and reviews of import, export, sanctions and corruption risks in proposed mergers and acquisitions. She advises on antidumping and countervailing duty matters and on trade litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade. 

Elsa has represented clients in a wide variety of industries, including software companies, defense contractors, manufacturers, retailers and others in industries spanning aerospace, explosives, firearms, chemicals, military training and services, energy, and banking and financial services. 

"We're excited to welcome Elsa to the firm," said Jim Bertrand, a partner in the energy division. "Her breadth of experience when it comes to trade matters, and particularly her insight into international trade disputes will make her a great addition to our practice and the firm as a whole."

Elsa was appointed by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to serve as a panelist eligible to review antidumping and countervailing duty disputes under Chapter 19 of NAFTA. In addition to her practice, she chairs the Dallas Bar Association's Minority Participation Committee, serves as vice president of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association (DHBA), serves as regional president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for Region XII (Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana), and speaks widely on international trade topics. She is also actively involved in her community, serving as a board member of the Dallas nonprofit organizations Frontiers of Flight Museum and Friends of Solar Prep. 


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