EXPORT CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

In today's expanding global economy, our clients increasingly need access to the best and most knowledgeable advice on compliance and enforcement issues related to U.S. export control laws and regulations. Our team of export control attorneys, which includes former government enforcement officials and prosecutors from various agencies, is uniquely qualified to assist companies with a broad array of regulatory and compliance issues, including determining how these regulations apply to their products, software, technology, and services; preparing for and conducting civil and criminal government investigations and enforcement actions; and developing compliance policies and procedures to prevent such investigations and actions.

Our clients, which range from large multinational companies to small start-ups, are leaders in a wide variety of sophisticated technologies, including chemical and biotechnology, telecommunications and satellites, semiconductor design and manufacture, computer software and hardware, marine and aerospace, electronic equipment, sensors, encryption, and defense. Through our work with these clients, we have developed a nuanced understanding of how export control and economic sanctions issues affect products and services in these and other industry sectors.

We advise clients on compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and trade and economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Our attorneys regularly work with companies to resolve complex jurisdiction and classification issues, devise licensing strategies, design compliance programs tailored to specific client needs, provide employee compliance training, prepare voluntary disclosures, assist with transactional due diligence, and conduct internal audits and investigations. Further, we regularly advise and represent companies and individuals in enforcement-related matters, both administrative and criminal, before the Justice Department, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the Treasury Department's OFAC.