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US Export Controls & Defense Trade Controls Seminar

12 November, 2012 - 15 November, 2012, Phoenix, AZ, United States

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These two seminars provide both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with an in-depth education on regulations administered by the US Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury. Our instructors are widely respected experts in the field of export compliance with over 20 years of experience in interpreting and applying the rules. Expect to leave these seminars with an in-depth understanding of what the current rules are and what you need to do to keep your company compliant.


  • US Export Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - November 12-13, 2012
  • Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - November 14-15, 2012

“Great! I will definitely recommend this course throughout Lockheed Martin – especially liked the whole “ITAR perspective” in addressing commerce issues and jurisdiction issues in product classification.”
Catherine Walters-Shaw, Manager Export/Import, Lockheed Martin, Chicago, IL 2009 US Export Controls Seminar


US Export Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - November 12-13, 2012

A hands-on approach to complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including both export controls and antiboycott regulations, and Treasury Department trade embargoes.


  • Introduction to Export Controls
  • Classification
  • Shipping and Licenses
  • China Military Catch-All Rule
  • Reexports
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations
  • Antiboycott Regulations
  • Information Technology, Technical Data & Software
  • Export Enforcement Issues & Effective Export Compliance

Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - November 14-15, 2012

Learn the ins and outs of compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in a format that is easy to digest.


  • Munitions Export Controls Overview - ITAR, DDTC & more
  • Controlled Items and Activities
  • License Requirements
  • Brokering Issues
  • Political Contributions
  • Technical Data Considerations
  • License, Agreement & Exemption Management
  • License Application Workshop
  • Internal Control Programs


Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore
2630 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016 USA

To make reservations:

*The cost of accommodation is not included in the seminar tuition.

Call 1-602-955-3992 and mention Export Compliance Training Institute Group
Group reservation cut-off date: 10/12/2012
Guest room rate: $179 single/double


JOHN R. BLACK is a Principal of BSG Consulting and has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984. He advises US and foreign companies, law firms and governments on US export controls and has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. From 1984–88 he worked for the US Commerce Department, where he wrote the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreted it for government and industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of the US rules that impact military and commercial companies to help his clients stay in compliance without missing legitimate business opportunities. He has been a featured speaker at over 100 conferences around the world and has written numerous articles and several books on the subject.

THOMAS M. DEBUTTS is partner in the firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. His practice is concentrated on the complex web of U.S. international trade controls, focusing primarily on regulatory regimes such as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and economic sanctions regulations administered by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Mr. deButts’ extensive experience includes export control compliance reviews and internal investigations for possible violations of export control and sanctions regulations; voluntary disclosure of such violations; and representation of companies in administrative enforcement proceedings before BIS, DDTC, OFAC, CBP and the Census Bureau. Mr. deButts served in BIS from 1984 to 1989 where he was Director of the Exporter Assistance Staff and has provided training to U.S. Customs inspectors on export control laws. J.D. George Mason University School of Law; A.B. Economics, Duke University.

NANCY A. FISCHER is a partner with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and concentrates her practice in international trade law and international dispute resolution including compliance and litigation matters related to export controls and embargoes, foreign investment reviews under the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade remedy laws, customs law, and WTO and NAFTA disputes. Ms. Fischer counsels clients on regulations governing export controls and embargoes administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Defense Technology and Security Administration, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. She has developed internal compliance programs, including extranet sites to provide clients a centralized source for record keeping and regulatory updates. She assists clients with product and technology classifications under the Commerce Control List and the U.S. Munitions List, reviews government programs to determine whether export licenses or approvals are required, structures and prepares technical assistance agreements and export license applications, prepares voluntary disclosures and acts as a liaison with the government.

SUZANNE D. REIFMAN is a partner with Vinson & Elkins’ Washington DC practice. Suzanne’s comprehensive export controls experience involves assisting clients in conducting international business transactions competitively and in compliance with U.S. and foreign laws and regulations. Counseling primarily involves assisting clients in a variety of industries with a variety of complex export and import-related issues, including compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); the Export Administration Regulation (EAR); export regulations administered by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC); sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); import regulations administered by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms, and Explosives (BATF); applicable regulations administered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Census Bureau; and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

SCOTT M. GEARITY is a Principal of BSG Consulting. Scott joins BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he held a variety of international trade compliance roles. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Gearity was a consultant at two boutique Washington based export control consulting firms, MK Technology and Export Strategies, LLC. Mr. Gearity’s clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, in industries including software, computer hardware, telecommunications, aerospace, and energy. He is practiced in designing and implementing compliance programs, integrating controls into enterprise resource planning systems, conducting audits, and seeking export authorizations from government agencies. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is also a licensed US customs broker.

GREGORY CREESER is a partner with International Trade Compliance Strategies and a consultant to BSG Consulting. Prior to joining ITC Strategies as a compliance consultant, Mr. Creeser held the position of Corporate Director for International Trade Compliance with Goodrich Corporation’s Washington Operations Office. Mr. Creeser began his career in the export arena by serving for 2 years as a licensing officer within the Office of Defense Trade Controls at the Department of State. Mr. Creeser held the position of President of the board of directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) from 2004-2006. He also held the positions of Vice President, Communications Director, and Conferences Director for SIA. Mr. Creeser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 1987.

SANJAY MULLICK is counsel with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Mr. Mullick concentrates his practice in export controls, economic sanctions, international dispute resolution and international trade regulation. He has a broad range of experience providing counsel to companies on export control matters administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as well as economic sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Mr. Mullick advises governments and companies in international arbitration and litigation, including dispute resolution proceedings under the investment provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and bilateral investment treaties, administered under the rules of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). He represents clients in trade remedy proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and suspension agreements before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and the Court of International Trade.

STEPHAN E. BECKER is the leader of Pillsbury’s International Trade practice. His practice encompasses a broad range of legal subjects in the areas of international trade regulation and international law. He works with companies in a wide variety of industries, representing clients before the Commerce Department, State Department, Treasury Department, and International Trade Commission, as well as in international arbitrations. Mr. Becker is an authority on international trade agreements and public international law and has advised foreign governments on issues involving their treaties with the U.S. He has been involved in numerous international dispute settlement proceedings governed by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes and the World Trade Organization, among others. Mr. Becker regularly advises companies on export control restrictions and embargoes, customs law matters, and compliance with the regulations of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and represents clients in antidumping and other trade remedy proceedings. Mr. Becker is acknowledged as a leading International Trade lawyer in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the category International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy.


Event details

Export Compliance Training Institute - Live Seminars
12 November, 2012
15 November, 2012
Phoenix, AZ
Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore
United States
Training Course


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