Unfortunately we changed the date. (Original date: September 16-17)
ITAR/EAR Symposium Topics Include:
Day 1 Topics: Wednesday, October 21st
- Key Note Presentation: Phil Kuhn, Special Agent, Washington Field Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement (OEE)
- ITAR-Free, or Not ITAR-Free, That Is The Question . . . "Scott Jackson, Senior Director, Global Trade Compliance, Curtiss-Wright
- How to Build a Trade Compliance Program Before, During and After a Consent Agreement" Debi Davis, Vice President Global Compliance, Esterline
- How to be the Effective Empowered Official
- Top Ten Violations
- Monitoring International Business Travel
- Developing Export Compliance Policies, Procedures and Work Instructions
Day 2 Topics: Thursday, October 22nd
- 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 RecommendationsSmall 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:Phil Kuhn is
a Special Agent with the Washington Field Office of the U.S. Department
of Commerce/Office of Export Enforcement (OEE). Since joining OEE in
early 2003, he has served in a variety of positions in both the field
and OEE Headquarters. SA Kuhn has received multiple Gold Medal awards
from the Secretary of Commerce and several Public Service Awards from a
variety of United States Attorneys Offices for his work on several
high-profile export enforcement cases He is also is frequently called
upon to provide training in counter-proliferation investigations to
other Federal law enforcement agencies and has served for several years
as a guest instructor at the FBI Academy in Quantico, VA. Prior to
joining OEE, he served for several years in the intelligence community.
SA Kuhn is a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
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
TransDigm Group, is responsible for the oversight of all international
trade compliance related functions.. Formerly the VP of Global
Compliance for Esterline, UTC and Goodrich Corporations, Debi 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
is a trade compliance executive with over 19 years of experience
leading teams, building sustainable compliance programs and solving
complex international trade challenges around the globe. He is
passionate about achieving success through teamwork, optimism and
relentless business focus. Before joining Curtiss-Wright, Scott was
Senior Director of International Trade Compliance at Pratt &
Whitney, where he provided strategic direction to support the Operations
and Engineering business functions, encompassing 6,000 employees across
26 sites worldwide.
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.
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.
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
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