An experienced attorney in the area of international trade and supply chain issues, Cortney advises foreign and domestic clients on all aspects of international trade regulation, planning and compliance, including import (customs), export controls, economic sanctions, embargoes, international trade agreements and preference programs.
She represents clients across various industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, energy, automotive, agricultural commodities, plastics, steel, textile and apparel and consumer electronics. Cortney's noteworthy experience includes:
Cortney’s engagements focus on the production, sourcing and movement of goods, services and technology across international borders. She routinely provides advice on U.S. economic sanctions, export licensing, tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking, preferential duty programs, IPR enforcement, customs audits and focused assessments, logistics security, penalties and voluntary disclosures.
Cortney frequently writes and speaks on customs related issues, as well as U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. She is very active and serves in leadership positions in the International Law Sections of the American Bar Association and District of Columbia Bar. A member of Husch Blackwell’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team, Cortney actively follows the development of the lawful use of commercial UAS, specifically how FAA and other agency regulations may impact clients’ international trade and supply chain functions.