Arcie I. Jordan

Partner

Overview

Arcie Jordan is a seasoned, bilingual corporate lawyer, who handles complex international business transactions, transportation, trade and immigration matters for U.S. companies expanding abroad, and foreign entities seeking to invest or expand into the United States. Clients expanding internationally regard Arcie as a trusted advisor who helps them navigate foreign investment restrictions, corporate structuring and formation, corporate governance, permitting and compliance, labor and employment, trade and immigration issues affecting their cross-border transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, operations and activities.

For several U.S. clients, Arcie has developed Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance policies and conducted FCPA due diligence and training. She has also:

  • Helped minimize United States and target-country tax and legal burdens.
  • Ensured on-going import/export compliance in the United States and target countries.
  • Developed international services and distribution agreements.
  • Managed cross-border litigation matters, including the discovery process for U.S. companies facing disputes abroad.

Arcie has developed expatriate and global employment-related policies for the cross-border movement of personnel (among others to Australia, Brazil, China, the Czech Republic, India, Mexico, Norway, Singapore and South Korea). She has also advised clients regarding international supply chain issues (including vendor-managed inventory matters and creation of shipping associations) and helped foreign subsidiaries structure related-party pricing and intercompany agreements.

Foreign clients investing or expanding into the United States frequently seek Arcie's experience and counsel in the following areas:

  • Expansion due diligence and structuring analysis.
  • FCPA compliance
  • United States customs obligations and compliance.
  • Corporate structuring, tax, employment and immigration issues.
  • Transportation regulatory and permitting and international supply chain issues.
  • Related-party pricing issues and development of intercompany agreements.

Arcie represents motor carriers before federal and state regulatory agencies. She has served on the boards of various shipper organizations focused on the transportation of freight and has represented both motor carriers and shippers in cargo loss and damage claims.

Arcie has lived and worked throughout Mexico and several South America countries. She is fluent in Spanish and thoroughly familiar with the nuances and cultural aspects of doing business in Latin American countries.

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • International Section
  • Member, Transportation Lawyers Association
  • Member, Transportation and Logistics Council

Community Involvement

  • Member, Camino Real District Export Council
  • Founding Member, International Business & Law Council of Texas
  • Founding Member, International Business & Law Roundtable
  • Board Member and Governance Chair, Girlstart Inc.
  • Member, Center for Global Business ("CIBER") Advisory Board, University of Texas McCombs School of Business
  • Former Director, International Partnership of Greater Austin – IP Austin
  • Former Director, Communities in Schools-Central Texas
  • Former Director, Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Member, National Motor Carrier Advisory Committee (an advisory body to the Federal Highway Administration)

Education

  • J.D., The University of Texas School of Law (1979)
    • Member, Legal Research Board
  • B.A., The University of Texas at Austin (1976)
    • Economics
  • University of Monterrey (1993)
    • Advanced Studies, Comparative U.S./Mexico Legal Systems

Admissions

  • Texas (1979)
  • Texas State Courts (1979)
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish, Fluent

Representative Matters

Showing of
Assisted companies in structuring investments and acquisitions in light of foreign investment restrictions in target countries
Assisted companies with understanding their U.S. Customs obligations and the structuring of their corresponding compliance initiatives
Assisted U.S. client with expansion of cross-border intermodal operations in Mexico and the U.S.