Evelyn Suarez

The Suarez Firm

Evelyn Suarez founded The Suarez Firm in 2014 to assist companies with opportunities in international markets and in addressing risk associated with regulatory import and export compliance, intellectual property protection and in the supply chain. She has developed a special focus on emerging markets and is recognized for her expertise in customs compliance, trade facilitation, anti-corruption compliance (e.g., Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act) and trade policy matters, such as those involved with free trade agreements including the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Ms. Suarez represents clients before all trade agencies and in litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court and on legislative matters. Ms. Suarez also has extensive experience handling high profile investigations, including the U.N. Volcker Committee and various Congressional investigations into the U.N. Oil-for-Food Programme. As a thought leader on trade, Ms. Suarez is frequently called on to organize talks on trade topics of the day. She is a frequent lecturer on a myriad of issues affecting companies involved in international trade, especially related to trade policy, customs and anti-corruption compliance. She is viewed as an expert on customs and trade facilitation, including the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and its implementation and best practices. She is a Founder and Managing Director of the Transborder Integrity Initiative, a non-profit headquartered in Washington, D.C. with chapters in Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Chile), which aims to promote, by collective action, transparency and integrity at borders. She served as President and Chair of the Board of the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) for the 2016-2017 term and now serves as Past President and on the WIIT Board for the 2017-2018 term. Ms. Suarez also serves on the Virginia Maritime Association Board and on Advisory Council to George Washington University Center for International Business & Research and Old Dominion University’s Maritime, Port and Logistics Management Institute. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from Douglass College at Rutgers University. Ms. Suarez earned her juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a member of the American Criminal Law Review. A member of the District of Columbia Bar, she is also admitted to the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for International Trade and as a “Super Lawyer” in International Trade law in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers magazine.