Thomas E. Crocker - Alston & Bird LLP

Thomas E. Crocker

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008
Phone: 202-239-3318

Mr. Crocker’s practice focuses on regulatory and enforcement aspects of international business. Mr. Crocker has over 35 years’ specialization in sanctions, export controls, foreign direct investment reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), anti-money laundering, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and technology cooperation issues. He has particular expertise in the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 

Mr. Crocker has assisted some of the largest global financial institutions, as well as foreign and domestic companies in the technology, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemicals, telecommunications and defense sectors, in policy counseling, regulatory interpretation, compliance, internal investigations and civil/criminal enforcement matters before the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, State, Homeland Security, Defense and Justice. He also represents clients before Congress. 

Mr. Crocker has been recognized as a leader in his practice area by publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers International, Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who in America and Super Lawyers. According to Chambers, Mr. Crocker is a “renowned adviser on sanctions” and “is regarded as one of the best practitioners in economic sanctions work.” He is a frequent lecturer and has published numerous articles on international regulatory issues. 

Mr. Crocker received a J.D. from Columbia University in 1974 and an A.B., cum laude, in 1971 from Princeton University. He speaks Portuguese and French. 

Princeton UniversityAB 1971Columbia UniversityJ.D. 1974

Case History

  • Representation of Sea Launch LLC in its acquisition by S. P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia of Russia (the M&A Advisor “Cross-Border Deal of the Year” for 2010).
  • Lead U.S. counsel to Dubai Ports World on acquisition of U.S. port operations and their subsequent sale.
  • Representation of global financial institutions in multi-agency sanctions internal investigations/enforcements involving U.S. dollar clearing.
  • Representation of a large pharmaceutical company in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act internal investigation/enforcement.

Office Location

The Atlantic Building
950 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004-1404
United States

Practice Areas

International Trade and Finance Law (Trade)

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