In July 2014, Attorney Marco Gonzalez received a shocking phone call.
His soon-to-be client, Lockheed Martin Corp., had reported to him, that their freight-forwarder had misrouted an inert piece of military hardware en route from Europe to the United States. The missile had been sent to Europe for training purposes and was inadvertently shipped to Cuba on its way back to the U.S. after a mishap at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport.
Cuban customs inspectors had discovered it while conducting a routine inspection of cargo that had arrived in Havana. “Imagine the inspectors’ surprise when a huge green canister rolled up that appeared to have a missile inside,” said Gonzalez, a partner at Santomassimo Davis LLP Outside General Counsel™ Solutions, a New Jersey-based firm with offices in Philadelphia and New York.
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