Andrew Galdes advises clients on compliance and enforcement issues involving US laws and regulations related to economic and trade sanctions, as well as export controls.

Mr. Galdes helps clients, including companies, financial institutions, private equity firms, and global private foundations, navigate:

  • Internal compliance investigations
  • Regulatory, congressional and other government investigations, and enforcement actions
  • Day-to-day corporate compliance matters
  • Transactional due diligence

He advises clients on the complex legal, policy, and enforcement issues arising under:

  • Economic and trade sanctions programs administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • The State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • The Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

Mr. Galdes draws on extensive technical knowledge and experience to help clients secure governmental guidance and approvals, including OFAC authorizations and interpretive rulings, and crafts pragmatic solutions to obstacles that international trade laws often present in cross-border transactions. He excels at helping US and global clients design and implement sanctions and export controls compliance programs.

He regularly writes and speaks on topics related to sanctions and export controls.

Mr. Galdes’ experience includes advising:

  • A big-box retailer on compliance with US sanctions and export controls
  • Major US private foundations on maintaining compliance with sanctions and anti-terrorism laws in connection with international grant-making activities
  • Financial institutions regarding compliance with US sanctions in lending and capital markets transactions
  • A global packaging products manufacturer on designing and implementing a trade sanctions and export controls policy
  • A global telecommunications company on US sanctions compliance regarding operations that involve US-sanctioned countries
  • Leading aerospace and defense companies regarding compliance with US export controls and US sanctions, including voluntary disclosures to the Treasury, Commerce, and State departments
  • Major US and non-US high-technology and software companies on US trade controls compliance
  • Leading not-for-profit organizations, including the International Committee for the Red Cross, CARE USA, and Save the Children, regarding compliance with US export controls and US sanctions, including securing export licensing and OFAC authorization
  • Several medical device and pharmaceutical companies on securing government licensing to sell humanitarian products to countries subject to US economic and trade sanctions

Bar Qualification

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts


  • JD, Duke University School of Law, 2011
    magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • MA, Duke University, 2011
  • BA, Boston College, 2007
Galdes, Andrew P.
June 22, 2022 Recognition

Rising Star: Latham's Andrew Galdes

Counsel Andrew Galdes recognized for his practice helping clients maintain compliance with US economic and trade sanctions and export controls.