Thomas Reynolds focuses his practice in the area of international trade, export controls, sanctions, embargoes, import/customs, and foreign investment matters. His counsel can run the gamut from large-scale strategic advice, to very technical, product-specific analysis, and everything in between.

At the high-level, strategic advice, Tom advises on matters such as foreign investment considerations, international trade issues in the context of mergers and acquisitions, and company policy matters such as sales territory, export authorizations, and complying with U.S. sanctions and embargoes.

Tom also has experience giving detailed, technical advice on the classification of items under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), Commerce Control List (CCL) and United States Munitions List (USML), customs valuation, review of letters of credit for anti-boycott compliance, and other matters.

When needed, Tom has also represented clients in penalty and disclosure situations in front of Customs & Border Protection (CBP), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the Census Bureau, as well as internal audits and the establishment of trade compliance policies and procedures.

Before joining DLA Piper, Tom practiced at a boutique international trade law firm and a boutique litigation firm, both in Chicago.