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US Export Controls & Defense Trade Controls Seminar

9 December, 2013 - 12 December, 2013, Miami, FL, 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 - December 9-10, 2013
  • Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - December 11-12, 2013


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“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 - December 9-10, 2013

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 - December 11-12, 2013

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


Doubletree Ocean Point Resort
17375 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 USA

To make reservations:
Call 1-866-623-2678 and mention Export Compliance Training Institute Group
Group reservation cut-off date: 11/17/2013
Guest room rate: $169 standard / $199 suite

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


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.

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.

SCOTT M. GEARITY is a Principal of BSG Consulting, bringing over a decade of consulting, training and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients. Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking and software industries. Mr. Gearity joined BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.

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).

FELICE LAIRD Felice Laird has over twenty years’ experience helping companies comply with the US Export Administration and International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Felice specializes in transactional work, reviewing client’s product lines to establish licensing requirements and then providing guidance on how best to deal with any government restrictions on export. Felice is a subject matter expert in encryption export controls and has helped both large and small firms navigate the complex restrictions on data security technologies. Prior to becoming a consultant, Felice worked at the Department of Commerce in what is now the Bureau of Industry and Security. Felice served on the encryption working group of the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), as well as serving as a PECSEA member during the Bush Administration. Felice is active in the National Council on International Trade and Development and TechAmerica’s Export Committee. She has a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a MS in International Business from the American University.

DOUGLAS JACOBSON is the founder of the Law Offices of Douglas N. Jacobson, PLLC, a Washington, DC based international trade lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing U.S. and non-U.S. companies on export controls, sanctions, customs, FCPA and other international trade-related matters. Doug serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of U.S. and non U.S.-based multinational financial institutions and companies, including those that produce electronic, industrial, medical, consumer, aerospace and defense-related products. Doug is the author of a number of articles on international trade compliance topics, is a frequent speaker on export controls and sanctions topics and is the editor of International Trade Law News. He currently serves as co-chair of the export committee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers and general counsel to the National Council on International Trade

JONATHAN POLING is a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s International Trade, Compliance and Customs Practice Group with significant experience handling complex export control and trade-related civil and criminal matters involving a wide array of industries. He represents clients nationally and internationally in a variety of matters, including white collar criminal cases, administrative enforcement matters, traderelated due diligence, integration issues in mergers and acquisitions; internal investigations, audits, export control and sanctions cases, and addressing corporate compliance issues. Mr. Poling is a former prosecutor with the US Department of Justice National Security Division, Counterespionage Section. Mr. Poling handled substantial and high profile investigations and prosecutions of non-US companies and financial institutions for trade violations, including United States v. Balli Aviation (illegal export of aircraft and largest fine by the US Department of Commerce); United States v. ING Bank (largest sanctions fine in US history); and United States v. Ulrich Davis (violations of a temporary denial order and one of first cases involving a freight forwarder employee). He is a frequent speaker on international trade compliance matters at seminars, conferences, and company training events.

JEREMY HUFFMAN is a founding member and partner of Huffman Riley Kao PLLC. Mr. Huffman concentrates his practice advising U.S. and foreign clients concerning the U.S. export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”); Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”); and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regulations. Mr. Huffman has extensive experience assisting high technology, defense industry and other clients to navigate applicable U.S. export statutes and regulations. Prior to founding Huffman Riley Kao PLLC, Mr. Huffman practiced law with Patton Boggs, LLP, where he focused on export controls and compliance and Venable LLP, where he counseled clients in the area of government contracts. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Huffman served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Glen M. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


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Export Compliance Training Institute - Live Seminars
9 December, 2013
12 December, 2013
Doubletree Ocean Point Resort
United States
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