We advise clients on all aspects of U.S. export control laws under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Strategic Representation: We help companies advance and protect their interests by developing effective strategies that anticipate and address government concerns. For example, we have worked with clients to ensure that new regulations exclude their activities or reduce the regulatory burden.
Agency Appeals: With judicial review rarely an option, the agency appeal is of critical importance but it involves highly-opaque government procedures. With our government experience, we provide "last resort" legal counsel in these special situations to seek reversal of adverse agency actions.
Jurisdiction & Classification: We help companies resolve jurisdiction and classification issues, such as through self-determinations and through official Commodity Jurisdiction and CCATS requests. We also develop customized jurisdiction and classification systems to increase compliance and reduce risk.
Foreign Compliance: We advise non-U.S. businesses on complying with U.S. export control regulations, such as the applicability of the EAR's foreign direct product and de minimis rules. We also counsel non-U.S. companies on end-use and end-user restrictions, as well as government enforcement actions.
Risk Management & Compliance: We help companies focus on their business activities while having confidence with best-in-class export controls compliance systems, which reduces regulatory risk and time-consuming internal investigations. We also provide audits of existing compliance programs.
Enforcement Matters & Internal Investigations: We help companies to identify whether an actual violation of export control laws took place and the corrective actions to take. For government enforcement actions, we advise companies on managing the otherwise highly-opaque agency processes.
Learn more about how we advise Non-U.S. entities to comply with U.S. export controls.
We advise clients on all aspects of U.S. economic sanctions laws administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of Treasury.
We advise companies and investors on all matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). This includes advising clients on potential CFIUS intervention by identifying risk and whether CFIUS has jurisdiction, and filing mandatory or voluntary declarations or notices. Additionally, the firm has substantial experience in determining whether a company is involved in critical technologies.
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