"Well-regarded trade shop noted for its strength in export controls and economic sanctions." Chambers USA, 2022
From small privately held startups to publicly traded Fortune 50 companies, the export controls and trade sanctions attorneys at Holland & Hart represent clients in numerous sectors, including defense, finance and banking, energy, manufacturing, technology, and telecommunications, with corresponding knowledge of the risks specific to each of these industries. Our team’s substantive expertise in export controls and trade sanctions allows us to provide a full spectrum of service from counseling clients on complex regulatory and compliance issues to representing them in enforcement actions before the US Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Justice, and Customs and Border Protection.
We regularly advise clients on complex and sensitive matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), OFAC-administered sanctions regulations, and US anti-boycott regulations. We assist clients in interpreting the scope and applicability of US export controls and trade sanctions on transactions, secure licenses and other export authorizations, help develop and implement internal export compliance policies and procedures, defend clients facing US government enforcement actions, conduct due diligence, audits, and internal investigations to evaluate risk exposure, and provide mitigation and remediation counsel.
For both US and non-US clients, we routinely advise on the formation and integration of risk-based sanctions compliance programs to assist current business operations and provide protection for the lawful expansion into sanctioned markets—guidance informed by our knowledge acquired in private practice and government service, including decades working directly with OFAC.
With a licensed customs broker on our team, our customs work includes establishing internal import compliance policies and procedures, conducting audits and assessments, and advising on prior disclosures and corrective measures.
Holland & Hart's export controls and trade sanctions group includes Steven Pelak, a former US 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.