International Trade, National Security & Economic Sanctions

The lawyers on our international trade, national security, and economic sanctions team advise clients on international trade laws and national security requirements. We work with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Our scope encompasses the OFAC sanction programs, Export Administration Regulation (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), import laws, antiboycott regulations, and US government national security and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews. Working with US and international businesses, universities, and nonprofits, we counsel on regulatory compliance and enforcement.

Our team conducts compliance investigations and, where appropriate, guides clients through the OFAC, EAR, and ITAR voluntary disclosure procedures. We regularly interact and communicate with government agencies, such as OFAC, BIS, and DDTC, as well as determine export jurisdiction and classification on behalf of clients. Our lawyers prepare commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, and prepare licenses, agreements, and technology control plans. We also prepare compliance policies, manuals, and procedures, and conduct compliance training for employees.