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Export Compliance Solutions & Consulting Seminar

11 September, 2018 - 13 September, 2018, Annapolis, MD, United States

Compliance with the Federal Regulations is a Critical Component of Your Corporate Strategic Image

Due to Popular Demand, The organiser has added a 3rd day featuring defense industry expert speakers to further your learning experience.

Symposium Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker Timothy Mooney, Office of Exporter Services, Commerce/BIS “What to Anticipate for Items Transitioning from the USML to CCL”
  • Matt Doyle, Lockheed Martin & Matt McGrath, McGrath Law Group "Avoiding Pitfalls in Compliance Programs"
Avoid Costly Fines & Penalties Through Your Compliance with and Understanding of the EAR & ITAR.

Basics of the ITAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding State/DDTC and the Export Control Reform (ECR)
  • The Order of Review, Specially Designed & the Commodity Jurisdiction Process
  • Understanding ITAR-Controlled Technical Data & the Public Domain
  • How to Complete a DSP-5
  • Licensing Non-U.S. Persons
  • Utilizing ITAR Exemptions
  • Violations & Lessons Learned

Basics of the EAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions & Red Flags
  • Reading the ECCN, Reasons for Control & Country Charts
  • Preparing License & Classification Requests using SNAP-R
  • License Exceptions & the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • Due Diligence: Preventing Violations
  • Recordkeeping & Compliance Under the EAR
Small group exercises are offered on all days.

With customized ECS course offerings and small class size, attendees gain a full understanding of U.S. export controls while being encouraged to pose company-specific questions.

Who Should Attend:

  • All Corporate Officers
  • Export Compliance Directors & Managers
  • Contracts and Subcontracting Officers
  • Engineers, Business and Marketing Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Shipping and Logistics
  • Personnel and Legal Counsel

"The small group discussions are an extremely effective learning tool. The exercises and small class size are a major plus that keeps us coming back to attend ECS seminars."
Director of Export Compliance, Northrop Grumman

"The venues are always conducive to learning and the quality of instructors as former State Department Licensing Officers is unparalleled."
Program Manager, Military Systems Group


Chart House
300 2nd Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
Free parking in the Chart House parking lot

Loew's Annapolis
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 rate of $209

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
174 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 rate of $206
The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

Lisa Bencivenga has has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors. She has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities. She has several years of experience in space-related export issues which includes obtaining and implementing complex licensing arrangements related to spacecraft and launch activities as a result of her employment with Orbital Sciences Corporation and The Boeing Company.

Timothy Mooney is a Senior Export Policy Analyst with the Regulatory Policy Division in the Office of Exporter Services/Export Administration with the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Mr. Mooney joined BIS in July 2004. As a Senior Export Policy Analyst, he is responsible for drafting rules to revise the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Since 2004, Mr. Mooney has drafted one hundred and nineteen rules that have amended or requested public comments on the EAR. Mr. Mooney is actively involved in the current USML to CCL review process, including helping to draft the April 16, 2013 initial implementation final rule. Mr. Mooney helped to develop the Specially Designed and CCL Order of Review Decision Tools that are available on the BIS website.

Debi Davis
is Vice President, Washington DC Operations & Global Trade at Esterline Corporation. Ms.Davis is responsible for oversight of all international trade compliance related functions for Esterline, a multibillion dollar corporation operating in 14 countries. In this role Ms. Davis manages a wide range of functions including Export and Import Compliance; Export and Import Licensing; Customs Activities; Investigations and Disclosures; Consent Agreement Compliance and other compliance related activities. Prior to her career with Esterline, Ms. Davis held a variety of International Trade and International Business Development positions with various Aerospace and Defense companies including UTC Aerospace Systems, Goodrich, TRW, Lockheed Martin Corporation, General Electric and Westinghouse. Ms. Davis also served as the Goodrich Internal Special Compliance Officer from 2006 to 2009 under a Consent Agreement with the Department of State. Ms. Davis Chaired the Aerospace Industries Association’s (AIA) International Council for 3 years and has been a member of that Council for over 20 years.

Matthew McGrath counsels companies on export control matters, and also focuses on government contracts and international business transactions. He is experienced in the areas of export controls under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR); Export Administration Regulations (EAR); Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, and other related areas of law. He is a member of the technology working group (TWG) for the Militarily Critical Technologies Program (MCTP). Mr. McGrath is also experienced in foreign military sales; international commercial disputes; international finance programs for the Agency for International Development (AID), the Export-Import Bank, the World Bank, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency; and issues associated with U.S. and foreign government procurement.

Matt Doyle is Senior Manager, Export/Import Compliance, in the Corporate International Trade Compliance Office of Lockheed Martin Corporation in Arlington, Virginia. Mr. Doyle has more than twenty-seven (27) years of U.S. federal export and import regulatory experience with major high technology defense and aerospace firms (including nine years with Lockheed Martin; and the remainder with Litton Systems, Inc.; BAE Systems, Inc.; and Raytheon Company). Specific federal export-import regulatory skills and experience include: preparing, review and training on implementation of Technology Transfer Control Plans (TTCPs); Commodity Jurisdiction and Commodity Classification requests; ITAR licenses and agreements and EAR license requests and/or License Exception applicability decisions; licensing strategy for challenging international programs/technologies as well as for congressional notifications; ITAR and EAR compliance audits and self-assessments; pre- and post-M&A export compliance due diligence; ITAR Part 123.9(c) reexport and retransfer authorization requests.


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Export Compliance Solutions
11 September, 2018
13 September, 2018
Chart House
United States
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