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Lindsey Forbes

Lindsay Forbes,
Sr. Associate Attorney

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Lindsay Forbes works with clients to identify and mitigate global trade risks. She puts your company first, knowing that a strategic approach to compliance creates value for you and your business partners. In prioritizing the client, she operates on an industry leading best practice approach to create innovative solutions for her client’s needs.

Career Highlights

Lindsay has extensive experience developing and implementing U.S. and global export control and sanctions compliance programs, with specific focus in the following areas:

  • U.S. and foreign-based research and development of hardware, software, and technology for telecommunications, autonomous vehicles, machine learning and Big Data platforms, assistive devices, and other industries

  • Internal export compliance risk assessments of global entity operations

  • Export authority assessment, including classification, de minimis calculation, and application of export licenses and license exceptions

  • Compliance-related IT systems, including those used for restricted party screening, product configuration, de minimis calculations, customer and vendor relationship management, supply chain management, financial transactions, export control classification and publication, and identification of U.S.-origin encryption software

  • Risk evaluation, risk mitigation, and compliance controls for business operations in sanctioned and high-risk jurisdictions

  • Mergers and acquisitions, investments, and cross-border financial transactions

  • End-use, end-user, and end-destination determination and controls

  • Export control compliance manuals and updates to compliance policies in response to changes in laws, regulations, and sanctions

  • Export control and sanctions training


For four years, Lindsay was a member of the leadership team for the largest corporate export control monitorship in U.S. history. During the monitorship, Lindsay audited and supervised a foreign, multinational technology company convicted of export control law violations. She worked closely with the company’s export compliance officials to identify risks and enhance the company’s compliance program at its corporate headquarters and several hundred subsidiaries worldwide. Lindsay led site visits, investigations, and audit test work in 30 countries. She also authored numerous reports to the federal court overseeing the matter and liaised with government agency officials.


Lindsay is also an experienced commercial litigation attorney and has represented clients in a wide variety of state and federal litigation matters. She leverages this advocacy experience for her trade clients in government relations, including import and export-related disclosures and government agency ruling requests.


While in law school, Lindsay was a judicial intern with Senior District Judge David A. Ezra in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. She also clerked with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, where she supported federal regulatory investigations and prosecutions. Lindsay was a research assistant to Robert M. Chesney, the Director for the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas School of Law.


  • William Mac Taylor American Inn of Court, Associate Member, since 2018

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Member, since 2017

  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Business Litigation in 2022

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, since 2015

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Ex Officio Director, 2017-2019

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member, since 2015

  • Texas Young Lawyers Association, Director, 2017-2019

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, since 2015

Recent Presentations

“Strategies for Ethical and Effective Remote Supervision of Legal and Non-Legal Staff”

Speaker, Dallas Bar Association, May 2021


Lindsay received her B.A. in Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies and Religious Studies, with honors, from New York University. She also studied abroad at New York University’s campus in Tel Aviv, Israel.


She earned her juris doctor from The University of Texas School of Law, with honors, where she focused on national security law.

Lindsay is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, as well as before federal courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and the U.S. Court of International Trade.


Dallas Bar Association

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Texas Bar Foundation

Texas Young Lawyers Association

William Mac Taylor Inn of Court

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