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Francesca M.S.Guerrero

Washington, D.C.

O 202.973.2774

Francesca M.S.Guerrero


Focus Areas

  • Advised a U.S. chemicals company in the development of a forced labor risk assessment methodology and a forced labor compliance program.
  • Conducted an export control compliance of an audit of a Chinese company as mandated under a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Prepared OFAC license applications for an education services company to conduct business related to Sudan, Iran and Syria.
  • Represented a U.S. importer in a prior disclosure of violations of customs regulations with respect to five years of imports from China and other Asian countries.
  • Prepared BIS license applications for various technology, manufacturing, and service providers seeking to export items subject to the EAR to companies on the Entity List.
  • Represented a U.S. defense and aerospace company in the voluntary disclosure of violations of the ITAR to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
  • Represented a foreign government-owned energy company in multiple CFIUS notices regarding the sale of interests in wind energy projects, including the sale to another foreign government-owned investor.
  • Represented a Chinese company in the acquisition of a U.S. pharmaceutical company.
  • Advised a U.S. manufacturer and global distributor in the development of comprehensive anti-bribery policies and procedures.
  • Represented a global leader in solar, wind and battery technology in the acquisition of the world leader in modeling and optimization software for microgrids.
  • Co-presenter, “China, Russia-and the Interplay of Export Controls and Sanctions: The Biggest, Most Enduring Compliance and Enforcement Risks Confronting Canadian Industry,” Forum on U.S. Export & Re-Export Compliance for Canadian Operations, January, 2024
  • Co-presenter, “CHIPS Incentives Funding Hine Applications: Legal Considerations,” Thompson Hine Webinar, November 2023
  • Presenter, “Latine In-House: Diversifying the Talent Pipeline,” Thompson Hine Webinar, October 16, 2023
  • Presenter, “Global Supply Chain Challenges: Forced Labor, Tariffs, Theft and Digitial Security,” Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Annual Meeting, May 2023
  • Panel Member, “An ESG Collaborative Roundtable: Developing Best Practices for Navigating the Moving Target That is ESG,” Thompson Hine ESG Collaborative Workshop, January 2023
  • Co-presenter, “Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act: Supply Chain Risk Management Guidance,” Thompson Hine Webinar, July 2022
  • Co-presenter, “Potential CFIUS Issues When Taking on Foreign Capital,” Thompson Hine Startups Streamlined Podcast Series, March 2022
  • Co-presenter, “The Ukraine Crisis: The Impact of Sanctions on Russia,” Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, March 2022
  • Presenter, “The Global Ripple Effect of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis: The Impact of Sanctions,” Thompson Hine Webinar, March 2022
  • Presenter, “The Global Ripple Effect of the Ukraine-Russia Crisis: The Potential Impact of Sanctions,” Thompson Hine Webinar, February 2022
  • Presenter, “Addressing Forced Labor Risk in Supply Chains,” Thompson Hine Webinar, October 2021
  • Co-presenter, “Considerations for Cross-Border M&A: Canada, the UK & the US Trends in Antitrust & National Security Merger Review,” Thompson Hine Webinar, February 2021
  • Presenter, “Avoiding Forced Labor in International Supply Chains,” Thompson Hine Webinar, November 2020
  • Presenter, “Beyond NAFTA: Navigating the Impact of USMCA – A Virtual Roundtable Series – Session 4: Supply Chains,” Thompson Hine Webinar, July 2020
  • Selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, 2024
  • Selected to Law360’s International Trade Editorial Advisory Board, 2023

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
  • HNBA, Compliance & Ethics Section

Community Activities

  • Elder, First Presbyterian Church of Arlington, VA


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2006
  • Princeton University, B.A., 2002,
    magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade
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