Understand how United States export control rules impact your non-US parents, affiliates & subsidiaries, as well as other non-US businesses that use or resell US-origin products, components, or technology.
The US Government can impose serious penalties for US and non-US companies who fail to comply with the extra-territorial US rules (including monetary fines, a loss of US Government contracts, or a complete ban from receiving any US items).
SCOTT GEARITY is a Principal of BSG Consulting, bringing over a decade of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients. Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use, and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s argest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking, and software industries. Mr. Gearity joined BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.
JOHN BLACK is a Principal of BSG Consulting and has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984. He advises US and foreign companies, law firms, and governments on US export and has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. From 1984–88 he worked for the US Commerce Department, where he wrote the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreted it for government and industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of the US rules that impact military and commercial companies to help his clients stay in compliance without missing legitimate business opportunities. He has been a featured speaker at over 100 conferences around the world and has written numerous articles and several books on the subject. Mr. Black is an accredited Export Compliance Professional (ECoP™) on both the EAR and the ITAR.
JOHN BOSCARIOL is head of McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade and Investment law Group and a partner in the litigation Group. He is ranked as a leader in the field of international trade law in numerous legal directories, and has been identified as one of the top 25 international trade lawyers in the world by Expert Guides to the World’s leading lawyers - Best of the Best 2008. Mr. Boscariol is a recognized expert on compliance and enforcement matters with respect to export controls over goods, technology and services, military and defense controls and related programs, economic sanctions, blocking orders regarding foreign extraterritorial measures, Canada’s Controlled Goods Program, government contracts, and other trade controls and national security measures. He also advises both private and public sector clients on the application of international trade and investment protection agreements and other international trade matters
KEVIN J. WOLF was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration on February 19, 2010. Prior to his joining the Obama Administration, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bryan Cave LLP. His practice over the course of his nearly 17 years with the firm covered most aspects of the law and policy of international trade, but focused on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and multilateral trade controls. The Assistant Secretary assists and advises the Under Secretary on the development of policies pertaining to Export Administration issues. The Assistant Secretary also provides overall direction to and management of the national security, nonproliferation, foreign policy, national defense, and strategic industrial resource functions delegated to BIS.
STEPHAN MÜLLER is a partner at Oppenhoff & Partner. Before joining Oppenhoff & Partner in 2008, Mr. Müller was a partner at linklaters llP since 2001. He specializes in public law with Export Control forming a major part of his practice. Stephan advises national and international corporations on all national, EU, and US law related compliance and permitting issues, including representation before courts and in administrative proceedings. He lectures on export control law at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne. Mr. Müller speaks at national and international conferences and has published articles on many aspects of export controls. The JUVE handbook on German commercial law firms has identified him as a “leading name” in his field of expertise for many years now.
CHRISTOPHER TAFE is a special agent assigned to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), National Security Division, Counter-Proliferation Investigations Unit located in Northern Virginia. Agent Tafe has 18 years of experience investigating the illegal movement of munitions list items and strategic technology having sensitive civil and military applications to proscribed destinations and entities engaged in onward proliferation. He is a member of the National Security Council’s Export Control Reform Task Force where he provides law enforcement insight and guidance as it relates to the Administration’s reform effort. Agent Tafe also provides programmatic oversight for HSI’s industry outreach effort which is commonly known as Project Shield America and has served as a special agent with the legacy U.S. Customs Service and with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Export Enforcement (OEE).
DOUGLAS JACOBSON (Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC) has 25 years of experience representing US and non-US companies on a wide range of international trade-related issues. He serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of US and non US-based multinational companies that import, export, and produce a wide range of products, including oil and gas equipment, medical devices, electronic products, industrial, defense, and aerospace products. Prior to establishing Jacobson Burton Kelley PLLC, Doug practiced international trade law with several well known law firms in Washington, DC. With respect to export matters, Doug counsels clients on compliance with US and multilateral regimes governing the export of dual-use items, software, technology, defense articles, and humanitarian products. He assists companies in understanding and navigating the complex rules set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the various sanctions regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Date: Feb 28, 2017