Washington and Lee University,
J.D., cum laude, 2014
Lead Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
B.A., Political Science
District of Columbia
ABA Young Lawyer Division Awards/Subgrants Associate Judge, 2022
Thompson Coburn LLP
Summer Associate, 2013
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
Legal Intern, September-December 2013
Federal Aviation Administration
Honors Legal Intern, May-August 2012
Tyler is an experienced international trade and regulatory attorney who provides comprehensive guidance to clients regarding the impact of federal law and regulations on domestic and international business.
He provides comprehensive trade compliance advice on sanctions, import, export control, and related laws that affect a variety of sectors, including insurance and reinsurance, financial services, manufacturing, telecommunications, aviation, and unmanned aircraft systems.
In his work on international trade compliance issues, Tyler analyzes clients' ongoing multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional responsibilities, capably meeting emergent needs or conducting long term regulatory planning, such as compliance audits or drafting policies and procedures. He tracks business-critical legal developments throughout the rulemaking and implementation process, keeping clients informed and freeing compliance departments to focus on their day-to-day responsibilities.
On a daily basis, Tyler conducts sophisticated counterparty due diligence for a variety of manufacturing businesses and financial service providers; prepares regulatory disclosures with the Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, and Customs and Border Protection; files trade licenses and protests; and classifies products and technology according to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). He has rendered valuable advice on complex issues affecting both U.S. and non-U.S. persons and foreign subsidiaries, including providing guidance in emerging areas of the law such as recent novel sanctions affecting Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine and the impact of Section 301 tariffs and exclusions on product importations from China, saving clients significant resources and avoiding future legal issues.
Recognized for his practical and calm demeanor, Tyler draws on his previous experience working at the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the White House to serve as an excellent issue-spotter for clients. Tyler is also a licensed private pilot and recreational drone enthusiast.
Wonkology blog, Thompson Coburn Lobbying & Policy Group March 2022
Trade Compliance Handbook;
Updated March 2022
Checklists of Foreign Countries Subject to Sanctions;
Updated March 2022
Co-Presenter, "U.S. Trade Policy and Convergence of Import and Export Controls: Navigating the Complex International Trade Landscape"
Strafford, January 24, 2024
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