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Michael X. Marinelli

Michael X. Marinelli has wide-ranging experience advising clients on the federal regulation of international transactions. He focuses his practice on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), as well as U.S. export control regulations, including the EAR, the ITAR, and the economic sanctions regimes enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

Michael counsels clients in multiple industries, including aerospace, energy, telecommunications, consumer electronics, software and life sciences, on complying with the broad array of statutes and regulatory regimes that apply to cross-border transactions. His practice includes providing advice on individual transactions and relationships to evaluating compliance in the context of mergers and acquisition. It also includes assisting clients in the development and implementation of FCPA and export control compliance programs. He also assists clients in matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States under the Exon-Florio amendment and the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007.

Michael also has experience in FCPA and export enforcement matters, including conducting internal investigations, preparing and managing voluntary disclosures, and defending companies subject to criminal and civil investigations of possible violations.



  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1989
    • Editor-in-Chief, Catholic University Law Review
  • A.B., Brown University, 1982
Con licencia para ejercer en
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
Admitted in the District of Columbia. Not admitted in Texas.