Judith Alison Lee Washington, D.C.
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Ronald Kirk Dallas
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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher's International Trade lawyers routinely counsel clients on compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) enforced by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).  Our export control practice includes professionals who have extensive experience in public service in the U.S. Congress and at the various governmental agencies that administer the U.S. export control laws and regulations, and who continue to maintain excellent contacts with and access to key decision makers.

Our wide range of services for clients dealing with export control issues includes:

  • Development of ITAR and EAR export compliance programs
  • Analysis of the United States Munitions List (USML) and Commerce Control List (CCL), and preparation of commodity jurisdiction requests
  • Assistance with navigating the changes brought on by Export Control Reform, as commodities and items shift from the USML to the CCL
  • Assistance with encryption registration and reporting requirements and procedures
  • Preparation of registration statements (including amendments triggered by changes in corporate structure or ownership)
  • Preparation and submission of license applications and advisory opinion requests
  • Preparation and submission of Technical Assistance Agreements (covering a wide variety of situations, including transfers of military technology to new foreign owners, collaboration with foreign parties on defense-related projects, releases of defense technology and provision of training to foreign nationals located in the United States)
  • Conduct of extensive internal investigations involving potential ITAR/EAR violations
  • Preparation and submission of voluntary disclosure filings (with the State Department, the Defense Department, and/or the Commerce Department)
  • Coordination with State Department (DDTC), the Defense Department (DTRA), and the Commerce Department (BIS) on all of the above issues