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Glen N. Kelley

T: 212.658.0601

Glen Kelley has over 14 years of experience advising US and non-US companies and financial institutions on matters involving US economic and financial sanctions, export controls and defense trade controls, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and US anti-money laundering law.


Prior to joining Jacobson Burton Kelley, Glen was the chair of the regional leaders of the global sanctions and trade group of a leading international law firm.  Glen has served as an Attorney Adviser at the US Department of State.


Clients appreciate Glen's depth and breadth of experience, comprehensive knowledge of sanctions and trade controls, and ability to explain even the most complex regulations clearly.


Glen has extensive experience with Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, secondary (extraterritorial) US sanctions administered by the Department of State, the FCPA and other anti-bribery laws, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Bank Secrecy Act, the USA Patriot Act and related regulations.


Glen handles transactional and compliance issues, licensing and negotiations with US government agencies related to these laws and regulations.


He represents clients across a broad range of sectors including financial institutions, private equity and investment funds, oil and gas, energy, healthcare and consumer goods, automotive, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, construction and engineering, and telecoms and technology.


Glen has also advised, on a pro bono basis, international humanitarian organizations on compliance with trade controls in their programs in sanctioned countries.


While at the Department of State, Glen received Honor Awards for his work on matters involving Iran and Iraq.  He advised on the President’s authority under the US Constitution and statutes to regulate transactions and assets, and settle claims, involving other states.  Glen also worked on anti-corruption and fraud issues.


Glen maintains contact with US government officials responsible for sanctions and trade controls in the State, Treasury and Commerce Departments.


Glen is a member of the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association Committee on Export Controls and Economic Sanctions, and is included in the Who’s Who Legal directory of trade and customs lawyers.


Glen received his BA from Williams College (1996) and his JD from Columbia University (2001), where he was a Managing Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. He is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars.

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