Gretel Echarte is an associate in Mayer Brown's Washington DC office and a member of the Export Control & Sanctions practice of the Government and Global Trade Group. She focuses on US law and policy related to sanctions and export controls across a wide range of industries including the financial and energy sectors, manufacturing, and professional services, among others.
Gretel regularly handles internal investigations in connection with alleged violations of the US sanctions laws, the EAR and the ITAR, as well as voluntary disclosures and related enforcement proceedings before OFAC, BIS and DDTC. Gretel provides regulatory compliance advise to firm clients on a wide range of sanctions and export controls matters, and develops compliance solutions that are integrated in the clients’ business processes. She also conducts sanctions and export controls due diligence in advance of acquisitions, IPOs, and other major transactions.
Additionally, Gretel, who was born, raised and educated in Havana, Cuba, is one of the leaders of the firm’s Cuba practice and assists firm clients seeking to establish a presence, or operating, in Cuba under current US sanctions regulations.
Furthermore, Gretel advises clients on anticorruption compliance matters, in particular in connection with financing, insurance underwritings, M&A and other transactions. She served in the Monitor’s team conducting the multi-year FCPA monitorship of a major airline.
In addition to Spanish and English, Gretel is fluent in French and Italian.
Nova Southeastern University, JD, summa cum laude
University of Barcelona, JD
- US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- US District Court for the Southern District of Florida