Luciano Racco

Counsel, Co-Chair, Trade Sanctions & Export Controls Practice - Washington, D.C.

Lu Racco

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As counsel in Foley Hoag's Business Department and co-chair of the Trade Sanctions & Export Controls practice, Luciano Racco advises clients on international trade compliance regulations including sanctions and export controls under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations.  He also counsels clients on a variety of other international trade laws, including the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) regulations, anti-boycott laws, and anti-corruption laws under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). 

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  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2008
  • College of the Holy Cross, B.A., Economics and History, with college honors, Phi Beta Kappa, 2004



Professional Experience

  • Raytheon Technologies (Collins Aerospace and Pratt & Whitney divisions), Assistant General Counsel – Global Trade
  • Led international trade compliance internal audit program for 70,000-employee company
  • Helped guide United Technologies Corporation through its Consent Agreement with the Department of State for export controls violations as both outside and in-house counsel
  • Core member of investigation team in one of the largest FCPA investigations in U.S. history


  • Outstanding Achievement Award from Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs for landmark settlement with the State of Virginia concerning accommodations for deaf inmates in its prisons


  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Holy Cross Lawyers Association – Board of Directors
  • Society for International Affairs
  • The Q. Walter Peabody Foundation - President, Chairman of the Board of Directors
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  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut