Salman A. Siddiqi
Salman A. Siddiqi is an Associate Attorney at Thomsen and Burke LLP. Salman joined the firm as a law clerk in 2021 while attending the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He then joined the firm in 2022 as an attorney after being admitted to the Maryland Bar in November 2022.
Salman has experience advising clients on a wide range of U.S. regulatory issues related to international trade and investment. He is versed in the regulations governing the export of controlled goods and services, economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He also works with EU regulations related to imports, export controls, and financial sanctions. He has worked with clients operating in several industries, including the Internet of Things (IoT), computer hardware and software, semiconductor manufacturing, and wireless telecommunications.
Recent matters Salman has worked on include:
- Researching various telecommunication entities to determine if they present a sanctions or diversion risk for clients.
- Drafting Commodity Classification Requests (CCRs) for items classified under Category 3, 4, and 5 (Part 1 and 2) of the EAR.
- Evaluating the HTS Classifications of high-performance server imports by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Salman specialized in International Law and Information Technology Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. He interned for the United States Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) with the Middle East and North Africa Group. He was President of the International Moot Court Team, where he competed in the 2022 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and ranked as a Top 50 Oralist in the United States. Salman also worked with the law school’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, providing legal assistance for startup technology companies.
Salman has a B.A. in International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He has published two of his student papers in STUDIUM, The Journal of Students in History at the University of Galati. He worked as a Legislative Proofreader for the Texas Senate’s Office of Engrossing and Enrolling. While a student, Salman also worked as an independent PC and Server Technician.
Salman has professional working proficiency in Arabic and Urdu.