Holland & Hart is recognized as an international leader in export control (ITAR, EAR) and trade sanctions (OFAC) defense and compliance.

The firm’s internationally recognized leadership in this area is due to the balance and sophisticated experience of practitioners with both government and private practice backgrounds.

Holland & Hart's Export Control (ITAR/EAR) and Trade Sanctions (OFAC) Practice features experienced practitioners, former federal prosecutors, and a former attorney from the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control. This group includes Steve Pelak, a former U.S. Department of Justice National Coordinator for Export Control/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. Another integral member is Jason Prince, a well-established defense and compliance counselor in international trade for exporters and multi-national companies, including one of the world's 10 largest international defense trade companies. They are 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 Control (ITAR/EAR) and Trade Sanctions (OFAC) Publications

Export Control (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
  • "U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act at 40 – Four Decades of Combatting Bribery Abroad," Panelist (with the Honorable Judge Stanley Sporkin and Jack Blum), discussion presented by Frank Church Institute, Boise State University College of Business and Economics, and Holland & Hart, September 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
  • "2016 U.S. Export Controls Compliance Seminar," U.S. Commercial Service, Boise, ID, May 2016
  • "OFAC Sanctions and Compliance," Society for International Affairs – Spring 2016 National Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 2016
  • "Export Control Enforcement Actions – A Defense Perspective," U.S. Department of Commerce/Bureau of Industry and Security's 2016 Special Agents' Training Conference, Charlottesville, VA, March 2016
Lawyer Ranked Globally and Nationally in Chambers 2018

Steven Pelak is ranked in Chambers Global 2018 and Chambers USA 2018 for USA, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions 

NATIONWIDE Practice in Chambers USA 2018

Recognized by Chambers USA 2018 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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