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About Perry S. Bechky

Perry Bechky has 25 years of experience as an international lawyer. Perry has represented clients from more than thirty countries on five continents.

Perry is a partner at Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP. Perry began his career at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he worked for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) (the agency responsible for administering the major U.S. economic sanctions programs), the Customs Service, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before joining BCR, Perry practiced for over thirteen years at two global law firms, taught for five years at two universities, and ran his own law firm (International Trade & Investment Law PLLC) for three years.

Perry has managed significant international projects before the federal courts, federal regulators, and international tribunals. His projects have included cross-border disputes, internal investigations, international negotiations, management of legal and political risks, national security reviews of corporate deals, prosecution of expropriation claims under political-risk-insurance policies, regulatory proceedings, and treaty-based dispute settlement. His clients have included national governments, international organizations, and leading businesses in agriculture, banking and finance, energy, manufacturing, services, and technology.

Perry has handled all aspects of economic sanctions, including civil penalty proceedings, compliance, counseling, expert testimony, internal investigations, interpretative rulings, licensing, and securities disclosure. His experience with sanctions extends beyond OFAC regulations to include such statutes as the Helms-Burton Act, the Iran Sanctions Act, and the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act, as well as international measures like UN Security Council resolutions and foreign “blocking statutes.”

Perry has also handled a variety of other regulatory issues affecting international business, including national security reviews of transnational mergers and acquisitions by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) under the Exon-Florio Amendment and the Foreign Investment and National Security Act (FINSA), export controls maintained by the Departments of Commerce and State (EAR and ITAR), and trade policy.

Perry also has extensive experience representing clients in disputes concerning international law, including international investment law, international trade agreements, and sovereign immunity. He lived in Tokyo for six months, working intensively with the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) on World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement.

Perry's bio is available at Perry is a member of the Economic Sanctions and Export Controls group ( ), the International group ( ), and the Litigation group ( ).


Present Partner, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP
Present Visiting Scholar, Seattle University ‐ School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

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  • Civil Procedure I & II
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Investment Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Public International Law


1990 - 1993 JD, Columbia University ‐ Columbia Law School
1986 - 1990 AB, Stanford University ‐ History

Contact Information

Perry S. Bechky
Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP
1101 Seventeenth Street, NW
Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036-4798
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Economic Sanctions (16)

International Investment Law (15)