With the increasing frequency of new regulatory requirements, export compliance risk grows every year under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the government annually reviews thousands of voluntary and directed disclosures involving potential violations.
Using our unique insights, proprietary approach and best practices, our ITAR and export controls compliance practice helps companies prevent violations by identifying an item's jurisdiction and classification, and by evaluating export compliance program risks and gaps.
If an actual or potential violation occurs, we advise clients on whether a violation has occurred and, if so, we advise on the associated legal consequences and defenses, the corrective and mitigating actions to take, and whether to submit a voluntary disclosure. We also defend companies against government enforcement cases.
Analyzing whether a violation took place is a critical step. We are often presented with potential violations that turn on government regulatory interpretations. But not every such interpretation is legally valid, and we thoroughly apply legal analysis to determine its validity - and that can negate whether a violation took place.
Our services include: