Stefan Reisinger has more than 15 years of experience advising clients on United States and multilateral export, economic sanctions, anticorruption, and customs matters. His practice covers all aspects of these areas, including counseling, training, licensing, opinion work, compliance audits, internal investigations, responding to government enforcement actions, and developing and implementing relevant compliance policies and procedures. Stefan has led comprehensive, worldwide, investigations and audits and responded to enforcement actions involving multiple jurisdictions and government agencies.
Stefan regularly handles compliance matters, enforcement actions, investigations, and disclosures involving the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and US Customs, and has significant familiarity with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and OFAC trade sanctions. He frequently manages cross-border and multijurisdictional compliance matters with experience in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Stefan has handled multi-year comprehensive investigations and audits as well as narrow and time-sensitive investigations into more discrete issues.
Stefan’s experience includes pre- and post- acquisition compliance due diligence, requests for export authorizations, commodity jurisdictions, classification determinations, and drafting technical assistance and manufacturing license agreements. He also has experience with customs regulatory issues such as classification, valuation, origin determination, marking, preference programs, import restrictions, quotas, drawback, and trade agreements including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Stefan represents a diverse cross-section of clients that includes multinational Fortune 500 companies as well as small privately owned businesses, and individuals. His clients come from a wide variety of industries, including: oilfield services and supply, defense, aerospace, financial services, technology, manufacturing, insurance, and shipping.
Stefan is a frequent writer and speaker on current topics in international trade including in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Conducted a multiyear, worldwide, export control and sanctions internal investigation and subsequent multi-agency disclosure on behalf of international manufacturer of valves, seals, and pumps
Represented a major international energy services company in a multi-jurisdictional and cross-border investigation concerning alleged corruption and breaches of international sanctions and export restrictions, and involving multiple US regulators
Represented a major manufacturer of air conditioning and cooling products in a NAFTA origin dispute with the Mexican tax authorities
Conducted a worldwide export control, sanctions, and anticorruption risk assessment for an international cruise line
Represented and defended individual executives of one of the largest international oil and natural gas service companies under investigation by US civil and criminal authorities for alleged violations of export controls, sanctions, and anti-bribery laws
Represented a distributor of electronic components in a major government export control investigation involving the export of several million items, and resulting in a favorable settlement with BIS
Advised a major multinational financial services provider on economic sanctions and export restrictions and assisted with its internal investigations and dealings with regulators
Advised a major defense company on US export control (including ITAR) and sanctions issues and conducted internal investigation into potential violations
Counseled one of the largest financial institutions in Africa on US sanctions
Represented a manufacturer of jewelry, and other types of, boxes in US Customs audit
Advised national universities on export control and sanctions compliance issues
Represented one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors in various US government investigations of alleged violations of export control, sanctions, and anticorruption laws
Conducted pre-and post-acquisition export control, sanctions, and anti-bribery due diligence for one of the largest international oil and natural gas service companies
Conducted an investigation into, and subsequent multi-agency disclosure of, potential export control and sanctions violations by a leading global provider of managed communications services in Southeast Asia
Represented individual executives in an SEC investigation into possible fraudulent activities at an energy investment company
Represented a major manufacturer of engines and engine parts in a US Customs investigation into potential misclassified entries