Renée Latour, Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance has hired an international trade regulatory and national security shareholder from Greenberg Traurig to its Washington, D.C. office.

Renée Latour is set to join CC’s U.S. litigation, regulatory and enforcement practice as a partner after seven years at Greenberg.

She joined the firm in 2006 as an associate and was promoted to shareholder in 2014. She has advised on high-profile mandates for the likes of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control economic sanctions.

David DiBari, head of CC’s U.S. litigation and dispute resolution group and co-head of the firm’s global risk team, commented on the hire: “We are thrilled to add Renée to the team and expect her to take a leadership role in the continued growth of the international trade controls and national security practice.

“Without doubt, the world’s trade relationships and proliferation of sanctions regimes will continue to impact international commerce. Identifying, understanding and managing these risks will be essential for our clients, and we expect Renée to play a significant role in proactively resolving the increasing global client demand across industry sectors.”

In her new role, Latour will be a member of CC’s U.S. trade control and CFIUS practice.

Earlier on Tuesday, two partners from CC’s New York office left the firm to join Latham & Watkins.

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