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Francisco J. Vélez focuses his practice on international trade regulation with an emphasis on U.S. export controls and economic sanctions. He counsels clients on a range of economic sanctions and export controls issues, including those arising under sanctions programs administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Francisco played five seasons for the Florida Gator football program. As a Gator kicker, he became a 2-year letterman. In the 2014 season, he was the leading scorer for the Gators, and received a full athletic scholarship. He was also a 4-time SEC academic honor roll member.

Capabilities

Experience

  • Senior Associate, International Tax; Trade & Customs Team, KPMG, LLP, 2019-2021
  • Intern, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Office, 2014

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, 2018-2021

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2018
  • M.A., International Business, University of Florida Hough Graduate School of Business, 2015
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Florida, 2014
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Admitted to practice in Florida. Practice in District of Columbia limited to federal courts and agencies.
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent