Mollie D. Sitkowski

Counsel

Overview

Mollie Sitkowski handles import and export control and compliance work on behalf of clients. She has assisted numerous clients in developing and implementing import and export compliance programs and offers continued training to the business areas that touch on import and export compliance.

She assists with export compliance matters, including advising on export screening and classification, and filing license classification requests and voluntary disclosures with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). She has advised U.S.-headquartered multinationals, as well as foreign-based multinationals, on compliance with U.S. sanctions laws and the extraterritorial reach of U.S. export controls.

She also handles import compliance matters, including issues related to import valuation, tariff classification, free trade agreements, country of origin determination and marking and other import compliance areas. She has particular experience counseling and assisting clients with developing and implementing reconciliation programs, including identifying the required additions to values. In addition, she has advocated for her client’s preferred tariff classification in litigation in the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Previous Experience 

Mollie joins us from existing firm client Omron Management Center of America, where she was Import/Export Counsel. While in law school, Mollie worked for Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP as a paralegal for the customs and trade practice.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a flexible packaging manufacturer before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Represented an importer of weather stations before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Obtained beneficial classification rulings from CBP and BIS
  • Obtained licenses from BIS and OFAC
  • Developed import and export compliance procedures

 

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Education

Chicago-Kent College of Law
J.D. (2013)

University of San Diego
B.A. cum laude (2007)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Association of Exporters and Importers
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Organization of Women in International Trade, Chicago Chapter, Treasurer

Civic Activities

  • Sarah’s Inn, Associate Board Member

Honors

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law — Honors Scholar
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law — Dean’s List

Awards Methodology

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