Blog Post 05.23.23
Pillsbury’s International Trade lawyers are recognized authorities on export and technology transfer controls and are considered leaders in advising and defending clients regarding export controls and economic sanctions.
Pillsbury assists clients in interpreting the often complex requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to determine if proposed transactions require prior approval from the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) or the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). As the U.S. export control reform effort proceeds, we are helping clients understand the changes and how they impact their businesses. In this evolving landscape, we help companies classify their products on the Commerce Control List (CCL) and the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and assist in preparing license applications and commodity jurisdiction requests. We advise clients on voluntary disclosures of export control law violations, conduct internal investigations, negotiate settlements and defend companies in both administrative enforcement proceedings and criminal prosecutions.
As a result of the firm’s prominence in this area, our lawyers have become recognized authorities and are often requested to serve as speakers and authors on export control subjects.