Our export controls and economic sanctions attorneys offer clients one-stop, full-service export controls and economic sanctions counseling. We advise clients on the full range of laws governing the export and reexport of goods, technology, software and services, and help them navigate the rapidly changing U.S. and EU economic sanctions against Russia, Crimea, Syria, Iran and Cuba, among other locations.
Our team designs and implements tailored compliance systems and comprehensive technology-based data management plans, and provides on-site and web-based training to technical and sales personnel in the nuts and bolts of export compliance―all with the goal of minimizing the risk of violations. We provide counsel on day-to-day issues, including helping clients obtain classifications and export licenses for products, software and technology. We’re relied on for time-sensitive export issues and specific and complex questions regarding potential export violations. We’ve been trusted to manage hundreds of internal investigations and have brought many voluntary self-disclosures and formal export enforcement investigations to favorable conclusions for clients. We also conduct due diligence export compliance reviews as part of the mergers and acquisitions process, and help clients evaluate and minimize successor liability risk.
We work with all types of industries, including aerospace (with a focus on aircraft components and unmanned vehicles), military and defense, software and cloud (including encryption classification and licensing), electronics and computers, vessels, optics and lasers, publishing, manufacturing (with a focus on materials and on oilfield and fluid handling equipment), agricultural products, telecommunications, garments and fashion, financial services and banking, entertainment and sports, industry associations, and a wide variety of other sectors.
Our attorneys have a keen understanding of the nuances associated with self-reporting and enforcement, and a well-earned reputation for integrity and credibility with all of the principal U.S. sanctions and export control agencies:
- U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
- U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and counterparts at the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- Enforcement agencies including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the FBI, and the Department of Justice.