Deanna's Bio (See our law firm information below)
Deanna is the founder and Managing Attorney of the international trade law firm, Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. Based in New York, NY, she helps streamline the global business operations of importers and exporters across the country and the world. Focusing on assisting clients with matters involving US government agencies, including US Customs (CBP), BIS, OFAC, FTC, CPSC, TTB, FDA, and others, her knowledge further encompasses determining how to meet the legal requirements of foreign countries when exporting to them. Her firm provides legal services for exporters, importers, freight forwarders, customs brokers, transportation providers, test labs, and more.
As an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) in NYC, Deanna has taught International Business Law and International Business Transactions in its International Trade & Marketing Program. In the MBA (former) program at LIM College she taught Business Law, and has taught Business Law and International Business at Baruch College.
Deanna is the author of Bloomsbury Fairchild’s fashion law textbook entitled, "A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance," which is available in stores and online.
She received the 2020 Member of the Year award from the Organization of Women in International Trade after serving as the President of the NY Chapter and resurrecting the chapter back into existence, and further served as a Board Member to the NYC Fair Trade Coalition and the Urban Academy School for Global Commerce (Harlem, NYC).
Deanna received her B.A. from U.C. Berkeley, her M.A. from the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies at the Univ. of Malta, and her J.D. from Tulane University’s School of Law.
US Supreme Court, Southern District of New York, Eastern District of New York, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the Northern District of Illinois
-SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.), International Trade & Marketing Dept.
- LIM College, Graduate Studies Dept. (MBA)
- ACI’s 10th Advanced Forum on Import Compliance & Enforcement
- U.S. Small Business Admin. (SBA) - "Diligence and Legalities When Exporting to New Countries"
- USAID East Africa Trade Hub "Origin Africa" Film, Interview
Who We Are
The Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C. - Navigate the Complexities of International Trade Law with Trusted Counsel
We listen carefully to clients to ensure our understanding of the legal issues at hand, the factual context in which they exist, and any limitations that might impact a chosen strategy. By doing so, we are able to craft customized solutions and educate clients on the benefits and drawbacks of a given approach, equipping them with common sense choices and cost effective business solutions.
We help streamline the global business operations of domestic and foreign:
- Freight forwarders
- Customs brokers
- Sales agents
- Trade show organizations
Our focus includes:
- Legal compliance with BIS, OFAC, US State Dept., US Customs (CBP), TTB, FDA, FTC, DEA, USDA, CPSC
- License and permit applications (or determining if an exception exists)
- Responding to a government inquiry and reducing civil penalties where assessed
- Navigating clients through audits, focused assessments, and voluntary self disclosures
- Determining the legal requirements and risks of doing business in other countries
- Implementing global trade compliance programs
|NY||Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday||2003||12/09/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Member of the Year||OWIT International||2020|
|Trailblazer Award||National Association of Black Women in Law Enforcement||2017|
|Junior Faculty Award||International Foundation of Fashion & Technology Institutes||2012|
|Women on Women Grant||Fashion Institute of Technology||2011|
|Managing Partner||Clark-Esposito Law Firm, P.C.||2016 - Present|
|Associate Director & Trade Counsel, Global Trade Compliance||Choice Logistics, Inc.||2015 - 2016|
|Adjunct Professor in Business Law||L.I.M. College, Graduate Studies Dept.||2014 - 2016|
|Adjunct Professor of International Business Law||Fashion Institute of Technology, International Trade & Marketing Dept.||2010 - 2014|
|Partner||Schrier Shayne Koenig Samberg & Ryne||2006 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Organization of Women in International Trade NY||President||2016 - 2019|
|Fashion Group International - NYC||Executive Member serving on Membership Committee||2013 - 2019|
|New York Public Library||Research Advisory Group Committee Member||2013 - 2015|
|Africa Fashion Week New York||Advisory Board Member||2012 - 2014|
|Fashion Institute of Technology Diversity Council||Council Member||2012 - 2015|
|New York County Lawyers' Association, Minorities & the Law Committee||Vice President||2011 - 2012|
|Organization of Women in International Trade - NY||Board Member||2007 - 2014|
|Fairchild Books of Bloomsbury Publishing||A Practical Guide to Fashion Law and Compliance||2018|
|Ecouterre.com||37 Eco-Fashion Predictions for 2016||2016|
|IFFTI Journal||Fashion Beyond Borders: A Fusion of Technology and Free Trade Agreements Pave the Way into the Largest Economy in the World||2012|
|Tulane University Law School||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Malta - Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies||MA - Masters||1999|
|University of California - Berkeley||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|Fashion Law Conference||Critical Topics in International Trade (US Customs Law)||2021|
|Sports and Entertainment Law Annual Conference||Always In Style: Fashion Law Basics||2021|
|Forum on Import Compliance and Enforcement||Advanced Classification Issues||2016|
|Fashion Protection: Trademark Basics and Fashion Compliance||Fashion Compliance||2014|
|Organization of Women in International Trade||Access & Opportunities to the U.S. Market for African Goods: Legal Do's & Don'ts||2014|
|FIT’s Sustainable Fashion, Health, and Beauty Symposium||Sustainable Business: Marketing, Packaging And Claims In Fashion and Beauty||2013|
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Tue Dec 16 2014