Adetayo “Tayo” Osuntogun advises business and institutional clients on international trade law, including export controls, economic sanctions, trade remedies, trade policy and customs and import regulations. He helps clients realize their distinct objectives surrounding their global commerce initiatives by working regularly, on their behalf, with government agencies that regulate international trade.
Tayo represents clients before various federal agencies such as the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) and the International Trade Administration (ITA). His experience in export controls and economic sanctions includes assisting clients with commodity jurisdictions, licensing, drafting and revising compliance policies and procedures to meet the demands of an ever-shifting regulatory environment, as well as assisting clients with export classifications. Additionally, Tayo counsels clients regarding licensing services and enforcement issues with respect to U.S. economic sanctions, anti-boycott regulation and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Tayo’s practice also encompasses U.S. Customs regulations on imports, including Section 301 and Section 232 tariffs, antidumping and countervailing duties, product marking and country of origin issues, tariff classification, valuation, free trade agreements and trade preference programs. He resolves complex free trade agreement verifications, seizures, voluntary disclosures and penalties, and has successfully pursued binding rulings, regulatory changes and petitions.
Tayo is a member of the team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the U.S. export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd. of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, National Bar Association
Member, Diverse Associates Network
Member, Alpha Phi Alpha
National Black Lawyers 40 Under 40
Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2022-2023
The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023-2024