Chris assesses organizational international trade compliance risks, including those associated with corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has supported companies facing highly technical compliance challenges, as well as defending and resolving serious violations of U.S. export controls with the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce (DDTC and BIS), sanctions administered by the Department of Treasury (OFAC) and anti-corruption laws (FCPA and UK Bribery Act).
Chris also represents clients responding to inquiries and subpoenas from government agencies such as the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
He has represented U.S. and multinational clients from a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, aviation, electronics, pharmaceutical and automotive, on matters from day-to-day compliance to licensing, classification and commodity jurisdiction. Chris assists clients in the creation of export compliance programs and conducts trainings on export controls for both U.S. and international companies.