Katelyn M. Hilferty helps clients navigate US cross-border and trade compliance requirements, including export controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), economic sanctions administered by the US Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), import and customs laws and regulations enforced by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), anti-money laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) compliance matters, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) international survey reporting, and national security issues before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
In addition to her trade-related practice, Katelyn also advises businesses on federal government contracting issues, including compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and agency supplements to the FAR, such as the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).With regard to export controls and sanctions, Katelyn has experience performing export classification analyses, including for encryption software; submitting license applications to the US Department of Commerce, US Department of State, and OFAC; conducting internal investigations; drafting voluntary disclosures; preparing compliance policies; and leading training.
Katelyn’s practice also focuses on import-related matters under the jurisdiction of CBP. In that capacity, she provides advice to clients on import clearance matters, including petitioning for release of seized goods and assisting with CBP compliance issues like country-of-origin determinations, marking, classification, valuation, free trade agreements, supply chain security, and trade remedies. She has prepared ruling requests, prior disclosures, and protests to CBP.
In addition, Katelyn advises both prime and subcontractors on federal procurement issues. She helps ensure compliance with contract requirements, including as related to the Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreements Act (TAA). She has experience bringing and intervening in bid protests at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the US Court of Federal Claims (COFC).
Katelyn regularly counsels clients regarding transactions subject to CFIUS review and is a member of the Morgan Lewis CFIUS Working Group. She is proficient in French.
The George Washington University Law School, 2013, J.D.
College of William & Mary, 2008, B.A., cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of International Trade
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked Highly Commendable, Export Controls Law Firm of the Year, USA and Sanctions Law Firm of the Year, USA, WorldECR (2018)