Daniel Wendt’s practice is focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and United States customs laws.
Regarding FCPA compliance and enforcement, Mr. Wendt assists corporations with pre-acquisition due diligence reviews, internal investigations, and compliance program design and implementation, including third party due diligence reviews. Mr. Wendt has participated in several FCPA due diligence projects of mergers and acquisitions for companies worth several billion dollars, and has managed internal investigations large and small, making multiple trips to Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe. Mr. Wendt has assisted companies in the disclosure of violations before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and he has assisted companies looking to add or improve anti-corruption compliance policies and programs. More >
- Participated in multiple large Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) due diligence reviews as part of company mergers & acquisitions.
- Challenged Customs’ assessment of penalties for allegedly counterfeit merchandise under 19 U.S.C. Section 1526.
- Challenged Customs’ reclassification of brass fixtures, resulting in duty savings.
- Represented Russian exporter before the U.S. Department of Commerce, successfully defending against claims to adjust the producer’s natural gas costs and impose unjustifiably high antidumping duties.
- Represented nail manufacturer from Dubai to successfully defend allegations of targeted dumping, thereby terminating the applicable antidumping duty proceedings.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Adjunct Professor, George Washington University School of Business
- Co-Chair, Generous Associates Campaign, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
- District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- United States Court of International Trade
- J.D., The University of Michigan Law School, magna cum laude, 2003
- B.A., Cornell University, 1998