Virgil Ochoa

Associate, Corporate
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4723 f 214.999.3723

Virgil is an attorney in Gardere's Corporate Practice Group where he focuses his practice on international trade law.  Virgil routinely advises clients on a wide-variety of import and export matters, including export control issues and import/export compliance matters. His export control practice includes helping companies interpret the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).  Virgil also represents clients in import-related matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection.  He also assists corporations reorganizing in and outside of bankruptcy.

Clients headquartered around the U.S. and abroad hire Virgil and the international trade and compliance team because of their broad experience in all aspects of moving people and goods across borders. For example, few FCPA lawyers in the Southwest have export controls, ITAR, OFAC  and EAR experience – but Gardere’s team is consistently hired and referred because of this deep experience and coverage addressing these issues in tandem, especially when clients are facing the highest risk transactions. Few trade compliance lawyers also handle customs and trade-related litigation in the Court of International Trade, district courts, and courts of appeal – Gardere’s team does.

He works across various industry sectors, including:

  • Oil and gas
  • Electronics
  • Software and technology
  • Food and beverage
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Explosives
  • Firearms
  • Chemicals
  • Military training and services
  • Research and development
  • Banking

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