Export Controls



At Burns & Levinson, we recognize increased global interdependence along with threats of terrorism and proliferation have led to increased enforcement of U.S. export control laws. We understand the various export control programs that regulate the transfer of goods, technology, software, services, and information to foreign destinations.

Violations of export control regulations can lead to criminal sanctions, disclosures, suspension of export privileges or even government contract debarment. Our clients range from government contractors to private sector corporations, and we know how to provide the necessary advice and assistance based on each client’s circumstances.

Our attorneys can assist clients with registering with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the licensing review process and gaining government authorization. We have experience involving export licensing and compliance, assisting with the hiring and deployment of foreign nationals, development of export control compliance programs, and the representation of clients in export control violations and government investigations.

representative engagements

  • Clearance of deemed exports under ITAR, BIS and OFAC rules for radiation detectors.
  • Compliance with U.S. statutory and regulation limits on filing patent applications abroad.
  • Compliance with revised Iran-related export and transaction regulations.
  • Advising re: export procedures for U.S. PPI in routed transactions.




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