ITAR/EAR Symposium


Annapolis, MD, United States

Day 1 Topics:

  • Keynote Speaker: Department of Commerce/Bureau of Industry & Security(BIS)
  • Complexities of Compliance Post Reform
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): The Not to be Overlooked Agency
  • "Transparency in the Era of Data Sharing" Scott Jackson, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Curtiss-Wright
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Compliance Programs
  • 17 Habits of the Effective Empowered Official
  • Reexports and How to Prevent Unauthorized Exports to Russia

Day 2 Topics:

  • Developing Export Compliance Policies, Procedures, and Work Instructions
  • How to Classify
  • Winning the Contract: Follow-On Actions
  • Managing Foreign Person Employees & Guests
  • Monitoring International Business Travel
  • ITAR Exemptions & EAR Exceptions
  • Advisory Opinions & Reexports
  • Keeping Required Records & Filing Mandatory Reports
Scenarios and interactive exercises both days!

Day 3 Topics:

  • Agreement Workshop - Drafting the Agreement & Gathering Attachments
  • How to Draft the Transmittal Letter
  • Reviewing the Compliance Process - Audits
  • Are You Secure: Compliance Risks in the Cloud
  • Reporting Voluntary Self Disclosures Under the ITAR & EAR
  • Examining a Violation & US Government Recommendations
Small group exercises are offered on all days.

"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

Instructors

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.

Mal Zerden was the Division Chief of the Aircraft Division in the Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. During his 27 years in DDTC, Mr. Zerden either licensed or supervised the licensing of almost every category covered by the USML. He reviewed the work of licensing analysts and signed off on Commodity Jurisdiction requests and Agreements. Mr. Zerden interpreted the regulations for U.S. industry, other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments. He interpreted the ITAR for Customs officials (CBP and ICE) and trained officers from those organizations. He provided support to law enforcement organizations and testified at trials that involved violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

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.

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.

Venue

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

Accommodations
Hotel Annapolis
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
$199 per night, using promo code EXP916

Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
174 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401