Holland & Hart's Export Controls (ITAR/EAR) and Trade Sanctions (OFAC) Practice features experienced practitioners and former federal prosecutors.

Our team has deep substantive expertise in export controls and trade sanctions that allows us to provide a full spectrum of capabilities from counseling clients on complex regulatory and compliance issues to representing clients in enforcement actions before the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Justice, and Customs and Border Protection.

Holland & Hart's Export Controls (ITAR/EAR) and Trade Sanctions (OFAC) group includes Steve Pelak, a former U.S. Department of Justice National Coordinator for Export Controls/Economic Sanctions Enforcement and Acting Chief and Principal Deputy Chief of the Counterespionage Section of the National Security Division, who is globally and nationally ranked by Chambers for International Trade: Export Controls and Economic Sanctions. He is complemented by a team of attorneys with extensive regulatory, investigatory, and trial skills to provide clients with practical and efficient solutions.

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Export Controls (ITAR/EAR) and Trade Sanctions (OFAC) Publications

Export Controls (ITAR/EAR) and Trade Sanctions (OFAC) Speaking Engagements and Events

  • "Tackling Corruption in the Global Arms Trade," Center for International Policy, Washington, DC, November 2, 2017
  • "ITAR Compliance," Rocky Mountain World Trade Center Institute, Denver, CO, October 12, 2017
  • "Audit Preparedness 2.0 – Focused Assessment, Quick Response Audits and Audit Surveys: How to Prepare Amid New CBP Expectations and Emerging Risk Factors," American Conference Institute (ACI) Advanced Forum on Customs & Trade Enforcement, Washington, DC, September 25, 2017
  • "Europe /United-States of America: Export Control of Dual-Use Goods and International Economic Sanctions Outlook for 2017," ICC France Conference, Paris, France, February 6, 2017
  • "ITAR and the EAR: US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe, Pre-Conference Workshop," C5 Group, Co-Presenter with Candace Goforth, London, UK, January 2017
  • "International Business Transactions: Compliance Challenges and Cross-border Investigations," Association of Corporate Counsel Ethics Day, Denver, CO, December 8, 2016
Lawyer Ranked Globally and Nationally in Chambers

Steven Pelak is ranked in Chambers Global 2021 and Chambers USA 2021 for USA, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions 

NATIONWIDE Practice in Chambers USA 2021

Recognized by Chambers USA 2021 for the practice area International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, USA - Nationwide

BTI's Law Firms with the Best Collaboration

One of nine firms nationwide named in 2017 by leading legal decision makers for “standout collaboration”


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