International Trade, National Security & Economic Sanctions

The lawyers on our international trade, national security, and economic sanctions team represent and advise clients on economic sanctions, investigations associated with export and import issues, due diligence, licensing, compliance matters, enforcement settlements, and national security matters. Working with defense, high-tech and other global businesses, universities, and nonprofits, we counsel on regulatory compliance and enforcement related to Export Administration Regulation (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); US government national security and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews; import laws; Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanction programs; and anti-boycott regulations. 

We regularly interact and communicate with government agencies, such as the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the OFAC.

Our team conducts classified and non-classified investigations and, where appropriate, guides clients through the OFAC, EAR, and ITAR voluntary and directed disclosure procedures. We also determine export jurisdiction and classification on behalf of clients. Our lawyers prepare commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, and develop licenses, agreements, and technology control plans. We also create and review compliance policies, manuals, and procedures, and conduct compliance training for employees.