As your company’s customer, research and development, and manufacturing bases grow globally, so do the number of regulatory and enforcement hurdles that face its operations. Whether you require export licenses under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), are the subject of an investigation or enforcement action by the Department of State, Commerce, or Justice, or have logistical and reporting questions concerning compliance with the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Alston & Bird’s export control lawyers have the experience to address your company’s needs.
The enforcement of export control laws and regulations continues to be a priority of the U.S. government, both domestically and abroad. Our experience crosses a variety of industries that often find themselves in the crosshairs of U.S. export enforcement, including aerospace, defense, information security, nuclear, pharmaceutical, technology, chemicals, telecommunications, industrial products, and transportation and logistics services. Our clients include businesses of all sizes—Fortune-ranked, small, mid-size, and foreign companies and individuals have engaged us in a variety of export control matters in connection with government subpoenas, investigations, criminal and administrative enforcement settlement negotiations, voluntary self-disclosures of potential violations of export regulations, the design and development of export compliance programs, and complex jurisdiction, classification, and licensing matters.
With years of experience and a team that includes current and past members of the President’s Export Council subcommittees, and the Export Compliance and Facilitation Committee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), we bring a level of insight and perspective that few other export control practices can match.