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Export Controls, ITAR and Antiboycott 

We have substantial experience in working with a wide range of U.S. and non-U.S. companies on dual-use and defense-related export controls, including:


  • Preparing applications and obtaining commodity determinations from the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).   

  • Obtaining export licenses and Export Control Classifications Numbers (ECCNs) from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

  • Conducting government-directed audits and pre-acquisition due diligence relating to ITAR and EAR compliance.

  • Working with defense contractors in obtaining export licenses and Technical Assistance Agreements from DDTC.

  • ​Advising software developers regarding the issues associated with the export of software and apps containing encryption algorithms and capabilities.

  • Providing guidance to U.S. companies that employ foreign nationals to maintain compliance with the regulations governing the transfer of technology and to ensure compliance with the “deemed export” provisions in the EAR. This includes USCIS I-129 compliance counseling.

  • Defending companies in enforcement matters conducted by BIS and DDTC.

  • Working with companies to submit voluntary self-disclosures to BIS and voluntary disclosures to DDTC.

  • Provide advice and counseling to companies and financial institutions on complying with the U.S. Antiboycott Regulations administered by BIS. This includes preparing quarterly boycott reports and representing companies in enforcement proceedings conducted by BIS's Office of Antiboycott Compliance.

  • Establishing and implementing internal compliance programs (export management systems).

  • Conducting in-house training programs on EAR and ITAR export controls.

  • Monitoring and reporting on significant legislative, regulatory and political developments involving the U.S. export control reform effort.

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