Comprehensive & Practical Export Compliance Training Focusing on the Issues Relevant to Universities, Research Laboratories, & Companies that Collaborate with these Organizations
Universities and research organizations play a vital role in the development and advancement of our most critical and sensitive technologies. As the eye of the US Government has become more keenly focused on university export violations, the risks for these institutions have become significantly greater. No university wants to become the poster child for university export control violations, and many programs are increasingly challenged with making sure that their compliance is up to speed.
The realities of complex regulations, increased government scrutiny, and dramatic export control reform create a real challenge for those responsible for compliance at academic and research facilities. Balancing academic freedom for faculty and researchers with compliance - and factoring in the issues specific to foreign national students and faculty - can be overwhelming.
Join us for our three-day comprehensive training on the ins and outs of US export control rules from the perspective of universities and research organizations. While some conferences merely skim the surface, we will delve into the details of the export control rules as they affect the day-to-day operations of these organizations. The comprehensive curriculum is organized to examine the issues in a thorough and methodical manner. Novices will get comprehensive, detailed training on the key rules while experts will have a unique opportunity to master the critical nuances of the rules and hear the viewpoints of their peers on the most complex and daunting compliance challenges.
Private companies who sponsor or work with universities and research laboratories on research projects will also benefit from this training by gaining unique and invaluable insights into the special compliance issues faced by these organizations, facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships between the academic and private sector. Professional export compliance instructors and a number of respected panelists from the university community will lead the training, discussions, and hands-on, practical exercises. Dynamic and methodic instruction - with emphasis on active learning and case studies - will provide compliance professionals from universities, research laboratories, and private enterprise with the complete details of US Export Controls as they apply to the academic and research community. Read Reviews of our comprehensive and practical training.
Who Should Attend?
University Export Compliance Officers / Contracts Administrators
Research Lab Export Compliance Officers / Contracts Administrators
Compliance Professionals from Private Industry Who Collaborate with Universities & Research Labs
This was an excellent conference and explained export control rules and regulations in a very understandable way. Regulations are very complex so it was very beneficial to bring it down to the “human” level. Speakers were knowledgeable and very interactive with the audience. Made a dry subject very interesting; take home materials are an excellent resource.
Johanna Reeves, Founding Partner – Reeves & Dola, LLP The
attorneys at Reeves & Dola, LLP help businesses navigate the highly
regulated and complex world of manufacturing, sales and international
trade of defense and commercial products.
Johanna Reeves is
founding partner of the Washington, DC law firm, Reeves & Dola, LLP
(www.reevesdola.com). For more than 15 years, Ms. Reeves has dedicated
her practice to advising U.S. companies on export and import matters
arising under the Arms Export Control Act, the International Traffic in
Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, economic
sanctions and embargoes administered by the Treasury Department Office
of Foreign Assets Control, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the National
Firearms Act of 1934.
Ms. Reeves designs and implements
compliance programs and provides training sessions on U.S. export and
defense trade controls and federal firearms laws. She also designs and
leads internal audits to assess compliance in these areas. Ms. Reeves
counsels on voluntary and directed disclosures and represents clients on
regulatory compliance and enforcement matters before the federal
Since 2011, Ms. Reeves has served as Executive
Director of the FireArms Import/Export Roundtable (F.A.I.R.) Trade Group
(www.fairtradegroup.org), a national nonprofit membership organization
dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of the firearms and
ammunition import and export community. She is a current member of the
U.S. Department of State Defense Trade Advisory Group(DTAG).
Donald Pearce, Principal – Sentinel LLC Donald
Pearce, a retired Special Agent from the US Commerce Department’s
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), is an experienced investigator
and subject matter expert on strategic trade control policy,
transnational criminal investigations, export control systems, and
national security issues. After 30-plus years of government service in
both domestic and international roles, Mr. Pearce established Sentinel
LLC; a consultancy focused on the intersection of international trade,
technology, geopolitics, and security, to provide guidance that keeps
companies safe, compliant, and prosperous.
Before his retirement
in 2020, Mr. Pearce served as the acting Unit Chief for Liaison and
Interdiction, providing subject matter expertise to international
organizations, other government agencies, and industry worldwide. Mr.
Pearce was the principal author of the 2016 amendments to the Wassenaar
Arrangement’s Best Practices for Export Control Enforcement, drawing on
over 30 years of customs and strategic trade control experience. He used
his knowledge of cyber investigative and forensics techniques to
partner with the FBI on a targeted outreach program focused on export
control-related cybersecurity issues, significantly increasing awareness
in the industry. His career included prosecuting precedent-setting
cases, establishing the Regional Export Control Officer (ECO) position
at the US Embassy in Singapore, coordinating successful interdictions of
dangerous goods, and protecting the international supply chain through
successful public/private cooperative efforts. Singapore was his second
overseas tour, as he previously had served as the ECO in Moscow, Russia
from 2004 to 2007. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Pearce was detailed to the
FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he led a criminal intelligence
team investigating the 9/11 attacks, as well as contributing to several
high-profile counterterrorism cases.
In 2010, Mr. Pearce was
awarded the Commerce Department Silver Medal for investigative
excellence in the PPG Industries case, which uncovered a conspiracy to
supply specialty coatings for an unauthorized nuclear end-use in
Pakistan. The resulting $3.75 million in criminal and administrative
fines represent one of the largest monetary penalties for export
violations in the history of BIS. He also has been awarded the Commerce
Department Gold Medal for his participation in protection operations for
the Secretary of Commerce during his 2003 visits to Baghdad, Iraq and
Kabul, Afghanistan, and a Bronze Medal for his contributions to the
Export Control Officer program.
Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor of
Science degree, cum laude, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice,
City University of New York.
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Start: September 26 @ 8:30 am End: September 28 @ 5:00 pm
*Below is a preliminary list of topics to be presented. Timing and order of agenda items subject to change.
DAY 1: September 26, 2023
Introduction to Export Controls
EAR Controlled Activities
Exclusions from the EAR
Fundamental Research Exclusion
Sanctions & Higher Education (OFAC)
DAY 2: September 27, 2023
No License Required
Preventing Illegal Exports and Protecting National Security
End-Use / End-User Controls
EAR Recent Developments
–> Networking Reception to follow program
DAY 3: September 28, 2023
Collaborating with Faculty & Researchers
Introduction to the ITAR
ITAR Regulated Activities
ITAR Controlled Items
ITAR Export Clearance
ITAR Recent Developments
The Blackwell Inn, on the campus of The Ohio State University 2110 Tuttle Park Pl, OH 43215 Columbus, OH, USA
Guest Room Reservation *The cost of accommodation is not included in the seminar tuition.
A limited block of guest rooms at the venue hotel is reserved for seminar participants. Group rate ends August 26, 2023. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to ensure availability.
Guest room rate: $165 Single/Double To book your room, call the hotel at +1 866-247-4003 and mention group code ECTI 2023, or use the guest room Booking Link.