Diego Marquez concentrates his practice on government relations and compliance. A senior associate in the International Trade & Regulatory Group in the Washington, D.C. office, Mr. Marquez advises clients on a wide range of legislative, public policy and regulatory matters. His practice includes regular counsel to clients on all aspects of their interaction with the federal government, as well as representation of his clients’ public policy interests before Congress and the administration.
Mr. Marquez specializes on issues pertaining to international trade, federal elections and government ethics. His clients include domestic and multinational companies, trade associations, political organizations and individuals. He has significant experience counseling clients on compliance with complex regulatory schemes and representing clients that are the subject of government investigations or enforcement actions. Mr. Marquez also assists clients with strategic business planning and the development and implementation of internal compliance policies and procedures.
Mr. Marquez is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2007, where he was a line editor for the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. He graduated from Davidson College in 2003 with a B.A. in political science and a minor in mathematics.
- Provided legal representation, strategic advice and legislative counsel to clients in the automotive, consumer products, education, electronics, energy, food and beverage, machinery and equipment, nuclear, software, technology, textiles and apparel and other industrial sectors.
- Developed and implemented legislative and public policy strategies and conducted advocacy before Congress and the administration.
- Advised clients on all aspects of customs law, import regulations, export controls and other laws and regulations affecting the global movement of goods and technology.
- Represented clients in government investigations and enforcement actions involving criminal and civil penalties, liquidated damages and seizures.
- Counseled clients on compliance with licensing requirements, sanctions and export controls administered by the Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury. Obtained export licenses and favorable export classification determinations.
- Counseled clients through the successful completion of voluntary disclosures of import and export violations, including violations related to tariff classification, valuation of merchandise, eligibility for preferential treatment under free trade agreements or preference programs, and exports made without the necessary authorizations.
- Advised clients on the interpretation of and compliance with preference programs and free trade agreements and counseled clients on developing trade policy.
- Obtained favorable rulings and protest decisions from the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) addressing the origin, classification, marking and value of imported products, as well as the eligibility of such products for preferential treatment under free trade agreements and preference programs.
- Represented business entities and political organizations on matters before the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
- Advised clients on compliance with FEC regulations, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, government ethics rules and other laws and reporting requirements applicable to political activity.
- Assisted clients in establishing political action committees and developing strategies to implement and support public policy objectives through political activity.
As many of our clients and friends know, Alston & Bird LLP hosted an expert panel discussion on the Obama Administration’s export control reform effort on March 18, 2011. The event brought together leading voices and stakeholders on export control reform efforts from the Administration and Capitol Hill for an interactive and engaging discussion moderated by Bill Reinsch, President of the National Foreign Trade Council (“NFTC”).
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November 3, 2010
- Member of the Board of Directors of Ayuda
- Co-Chair of the 2013 DC Legal Aid Society Generous Associates Campaign
- Member of the CAIR Coalition Communications Committee
- Member of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC