Eric Lee

Associate
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Eric Lee is a supply chain, logistics, and transportation attorney in Washington, D.C. He has a practice that encompasses a broad range of complex international and domestic regulatory, commercial, and corporate matters, principally in the transportation, trade, and energy sectors, including the associated businesses for each sector and end-to-end across all nodes and modes (maritime, aviation, rail, and motor). Mr. Lee assists clients with direct, 3PL and 4PL transportation, logistics, distribution, and supply chain projects and transactions, including service contracts, operating agreements, corporate and asset acquisitions, asset reallocation and transfers, and related corporate and commercial transactions. He also assists clients with international operations and business ventures, negotiating and drafting frontline office agreements, planning and implementing corporate structures, multiple jurisdiction compliance, related finance and creditor matters, and other issues commensurate with these industries.

Mr. Lee has experience as both a government in-house counsel and as a private sector in-house counsel. As an attorney-advisor, Mr. Lee was assigned as counsel to a Commissioner at the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) and worked as a member of the FMC's Office of the General Counsel, where he gained meaningful experience reviewing and responding to both congressional and public inquiries, working on agency legal briefs, and assisting his former agency colleagues as one of their in-house attorneys. In the private sector, Mr. Lee was an in-house counsel to a multinational group providing transportation, logistics, and related supply chain services throughout the world via its vessels, terminals, providers, and alliances.       

Prior to beginning the practice of law, Mr. Lee served the public as a soldier in the U.S. Army and subsequently as a middle and high school teacher. 

Honors & Awards

  • Former editor-in-chief of the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business, 2008-2009
  • Former LL.M. member of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, 2009-2010

Memberships

  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Maritime Administrative Bar Association