Caroline D. Bisk

Associate
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Overview

Caroline D. Bisk is a Washington, D.C. attorney and a member of Holland & Knight's International Trade Group. Her practice includes a wide variety of international trade regulatory and transactional matters. Ms. Bisk has experience counseling domestic and foreign companies on issues relating to the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) export controls, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) foreign investment, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and World Trade Organization (WTO).

In addition, Ms. Bisk advises clients on diverse compliance matters, including government registrations, compliance procedures and manuals, voluntary disclosures and internal investigations. She has worked extensively with sanctions and export licensing, such as the unblocking of assets and removal from the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list.

Beyond international trade matters, Ms. Bisk represents clients in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, as well as other cross-border transactions and technology licensing agreements.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Bisk was an attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Trade Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Her practice there focused on administrative law as applied to international trade remedies, as well as litigation brought in response to E&C's extensive publications. She focused on substantive and procedural determinations under the Tariff Act of 1930 and regulations ensuring legal defensibility under domestic law, as well as consistency with international agreements. Ms. Bisk defended the DOC's final antidumping and countervailing duty determinations before the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and WTO Dispute Settlement panels.

Before attending law school, Ms. Bisk developed a wealth of knowledge in e-commerce compliance, conducting due diligence with regard to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), and protecting clients from illegal business practices including fraud, counterfeiting, transaction laundering and other violations.

Not yet admitted to District of Columbia Bar; admitted to Washington Bar only and practicing under supervision of lawyers licensed to practice in the District of Columbia.

Credentials

Education
  • Seattle University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • Middlebury College, B.A., Political Science and Russian
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Washington
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Memberships
  • Washington State Bar Association (WSBA), 2016
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA), 2017
  • Washington Foreign Law Society (WFLS), 2019
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian

Publications