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Areas of Practice

  • Customs
  • FTA & Special Trade Programs
  • Export Controls
  • Embargoes and Sanctions
  • Antiboycott Compliance
  • Global Trade Security Programs
  • Anti-Corruption Compliance
  • MAD Due Diligence


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. (International & Comparative Law), 1996
  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D., Law Review, Honors in International Law, Honors in Environmental Law, 1996
  • Indiana University, B.A. (Spanish And Russian), Honors in Spanish, Certificate in Russian and East European Studies, 1993


Bar & Court Admissions

  • Arizona
  • Illinois
  • Court of International Trade
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Melissa Miller Proctor

President and CEO

For over twenty years, Melissa Miller Proctor has been advising Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized companies and startups on the full range of issues involving export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions, customs laws and regulations, anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance, and other government agency requirements that impact imports and exports.

Previously, Melissa worked for two boutique international trade law firms, KPMG and Amazon. She has spoken before various trade associations and industry groups on a variety of international trade topics, as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, California Proposition 65, conflict minerals reporting, the Federal Trade Commission and California’s “Made in the USA” standards, and consumer product safety requirements.

Melissa’s export practice focuses on compliance with all aspects of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Foreign Assets Control Regulations, and the Foreign Trade Regulations. She also partners with clients to handle a variety of import compliance matters, including: customs valuation; tariff classification; country of origin and marking; special trade program and free trade agreement compliance; duty deferral and cost-saving opportunities; and, border security initiatives.

Melissa represents clients through all stages of import and export enforcement actions, updates clients on new legislative and regulatory developments, and provides compliance training to companies, ensuring that personnel involved in international transactions can effectively navigate the complex web of international trade rules.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Arizona District Export Council
  • American Association of Exporters & Importers
  • Global Chamber
  • International Compliance Professionals Association
  • International Law Section, AZ Bar, Executive Committee
  • Metro Phoenix Export Alliance
  • Organization of Women in International Trade
  • Society of International Affairs