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Saul Reinaldo Newsome

Saul Reinaldo Newsome

Associate - Baton Rouge

Saul Reinaldo practices in the areas of international trade, export controls and sanctions, foreign direct investment, and business transactions. Saul spent a semester studying international business law at the University of los Andes in Bogota, Colombia. During that time, he worked at the law firm Francisco Reyes & Asociados, where he focused on foreign direct investment transactions and international comparative corporate law.

Upon graduation from the Virginia Military Institute, Saul commissioned in the United States Marine Corps. Saul completed two deployments to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as deployments to Africa and Latin America. His focus centered primarily on foreign military education and training.

Saul earned his Juris Doctor of Civil Law from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Saul is currently a member of the International Trade Committee and Latin America Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association. Saul is also on the International Business Committee of the Baton Rouge Area, Chamber of Commerce.

Education

Paul M. Hebert School of Law, Louisiana State University,, J.D., Federalist Society, International Law Society, Moot Court Board, 2012

  • Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia - 2012 spring semester

Virginia Military Institute, Double Major: International Studies, Modern Languages & Cultures (Spanish), Sigma Delta Pi - President, Omicron Delta Kappa, 2005

  • Universidad de La Habana, Cuba – 2003 spring semester

Admissions

Louisiana State Courts, Eastern, Middle & Western Districts of Louisiana, 2012

Professional Associations

Engage Cuba Coalition, Louisiana State Council Member, 2016

International Business Committee of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber of Commerce

American Bar Association (Latin America and Caribbean Committee, International Trade Committee, Young Lawyers Division)

Louisiana Bar Association (Business Law Section/Young Lawyers Section)

Baton Rouge Bar Association

Wex Malone Chapter of American Inns of Court

Community Involvement

Friends of the Americas, Greenwell Springs, LA (non-profit organization focusing on humanitarian aid efforts in Honduras)

Presentations

  • Legal Framework: Doing Business in Cuba, Doing Business in Cuba Summit, 6/22/2016
  • Presented at Northwestern State University's School of Business' 2nd CLE Event, 11/20/2015
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business Abroad - Part I (Free Trade Agreements and Custom Tariffs: What They Mean for Your Business) and US Export Controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Part II, St. Tammany Export Training Program, 10/15/2015
  • Panelist, Louisiana District Export Council's Export Workshop, 8/27/2015
  • "Taking Your Business Global: Importing and Exporting Considerations for Louisiana Small Businesses", Small Business Administration Legal Lunch & Learn Series, 6/16/2015
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business Abroad - Free Trade Agreements and Custom Tariffs: What They Mean for Your Business - Part I; US Export Controls and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act - Part II, 2015 Louisiana Export Training Program, 5/12-13/2015
  • Basic Legal Considerations of Exporting to Louisiana, touching on the basics of U.S. tariff laws and free-trade agreements, how Louisiana and U.S. law might affect their agricultural and food products, and how Louisiana law might affect the purchase and sale of their product, La Idea, USAID-funded Latin American entrepreneurs training program, 1/13/2015
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Military Experience

United States Marine Corps

  • USMC Reserve, Human Intelligence Officer, Aurora, CO (2010 – 2012)– Captain Platoon Commander, responsible for intelligence and combat operations of US Marines and foreign military training in Latin America and Africa.
  • Camp Lejeune, Human Intelligence Officer, NC (2005 – 2008) 1st Lieutenant Platoon Commander: responsible for intelligence and combat operations of US Marines. Team Commander:  responsible for intelligence training of Iraqi Army and Police.