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Part I of our US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe Hybrid Conference – Virtual Immersive Experience

We simply could not go six months or more without talking US Trade Controls, so we reached out to our many friends working in trade compliance and looked at how we could all meet and catch up on the latest developments. Part of Nielsonsmith’s Hybrid Conference concept, this webinar is designed to cover current training needs without having to leave your house.

“Because trade compliance training isn’t business critical but is business essential.”

All presentations will take place after 2pm Central European Time allowing our US and EU friends to talk on the same issues at the same time following the below format:

Day 1 – Hear from the US Regulators

Day 2 – Three presentations of forty-five minutes each given by industry specialists

Day 3– Three presentations of forty-five minutes each given by industry specialists

Speaker Panel:

Mr. Robert Hart, Chief, Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs Division, Department of State, USA

Mr. Thomas DeFee, Acting Director, Munitions Control Division, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, USA

Mr. Scott Jackson, Senior Director, International Trade Compliance, Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Mr. Karmi Leiman, Senior Director, Trade Compliance, Globalfoundries 

Mr. Kevin Cuddy, Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive, Export Regulation Office, IBM

Mr. Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Mr. Nigel Griffin, Export Compliance Leader, GE Aviation

Mr. Stephen A. Wilcox, Senior Director, Export Controlsand Sanctions, FTI Consulting

Mr. Gary Stanley, President, Global Legal Services

Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues.

For example, Mr. Stanley has:

  • Counseled numerous U.S. defense firms on securing U.S. Department of State/Directorate of Defense Trade Controls approvals of licenses, as well as manufacturing license and technical assistance agreements, under Parts 123 and 124 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and in using ITAR exemptions, including the Canadian exemption in ITAR §126.5.
  • Advised several companies on voluntary disclosures under ITAR § 127.12.
  • Assisted numerous defense firms with registration and licensing of its brokers under Part 129 of the ITAR.
  • Provided export control training to a variety of U.S., U.K., and Canadian defense firms, as well as Russian Government export control officials and various agencies of the Government of Canada, including the Canadian Department of National Defence, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Space Agency.

From February 2004 to February 2005, Mr. Stanley served as the Special Compliance Official overseeing a major defense company’s export control compliance program pursuant to a Consent Agreement the company entered with the U.S. Department of State. State enforcement officials had brought charges against the company under a theory of successor liability for violations another company, most of whose assets this company had acquired, allegedly committed.

Besides representing private companies, Mr. Stanley has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Government and industry groups. For example, he served as the principal outside subject matter expert on export controls to prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Phase II of the Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program. This program was a consortium of ten U.S., Canadian and European defense companies, including Lockheed Martin, EADS, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing, seeking to establish “best practice” guidelines for the electronic exchange of unclassified proprietary and export-controlled information.

Mr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. He was elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Stanley currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer and a Trustee of The Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute.

For more information about Mr. Stanley and his law firm, Global Legal Services, call him at
(202) 686-4854 or e-mail him at gstanley@glstrade.com.


Mr. Kevin Cuddy, Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive, Export Regulation Office, IBM

Kevin Cuddy is a Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive in the Export Regulation Office at IBM. Prior to joining IBM, he was the inaugural Trade, Technology, and Security Fellow at the Stimson Center focusing on industry’s role in technology transfers and global non-proliferation programs. During his Fellowship at Stimson, Cuddy continued to work as a Senior Manager for International Trade Compliance with General Electric Company in Washington, D.C.

Specialties: non-US export controls, SCOMET, risk assessments, encryption export controls, export compliance programs and training, export control audits, voluntary disclosures, watchlist screening, antiboycott compliance, ITAR, trade policy.


Mr. Scott Jackson, Senior Director, International Trade Compliance, Curtiss-Wright Corporation

Scott is a Curtiss-Wright executive responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance for global trade compliance across the enterprise. In this role, he is responsible for designing and overseeing a world-class trade compliance program supporting CW’s global growth strategy.

Prior to that, Scott worked for Pratt & Whitney as a Senior Executive and Empowered Official responsible for providing strategic leadership and international trade compliance expertise supporting over 6,000 employees at 26 sites in eight countries. He provided strategic vision and direction for the import/export function supporting Operations and Engineering, ensuring alignment with P&W goals and objectives.


Mr. Stephen A. Wilcox, Senior Director, Export Control and Sanctions, FTI Consulting

Stephen Wilcox is a Senior Director in the Export Controls and Sanctions offering at FTI Consulting, and is based in Washington, D.C. He specializes in U.S. and foreign export controls and sanctions matters, including investigations, program development, enforcement advisory, end-use check and monitoring services (Post Shipment Verifications and Pre-License Checks), Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSDs) advisory, and restricted party list removal support services.

Prior to FTI Consulting, Stephen served 24 years in counterproliferation and export control roles for the U.S. Government. During his career, Stephen represented the United States’ national security and foreign policy interests to more than 65 countries and worked extensively with foreign federal ministries, licensing organizations, international customs services, international law enforcement agencies, and trade associations.

Stephen most recently worked as the Acting Assistant Director, Export Control Officer Program of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Stephen managed an international staff charged with coordinating a global end-use monitoring program throughout the world. Stephen worked with Export Control Officers stationed outside the U.S., local staff, BIS Field Offices and other U.S. and foreign government agencies to help global industry comply with U.S. export laws.

Stephen also served as the BIS Regional Export Control Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia and at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany. He created secure trade relationships with foreign governments, trade associations, and industries throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and the Northern Middle East countries. In this capacity, he conducted end-use monitoring for BIS and, on many occasions, for the U.S. Department of State, scrutinizing thousands of international transactions for compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Stephen also assisted numerous companies to successfully remove themselves from the BIS Entity List (EL) and Unverified List (UVL).

Prior to BIS, Stephen worked for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). During his tour with NCIS, he served as a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) for Russia and Eastern Europe and as a liaison to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), BIS, Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), and other U.S. agencies for counterproliferation investigations, undercover operations, and other sensitive efforts. During his government service, he investigated and evaluated thousands of export-related leads involving suspicious attempts to illicitly obtain sensitive U.S. origin commodities, systems and emerging technologies by unauthorized foreign governments, organized criminal elements, and terrorist organizations.

Stephen is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a Russian Linguist. He is a Gold Medal recipient from the Secretary of Commerce, a Meritorious Service Award from the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, and an Honorary Polish Military Law Enforcement Officer from the Zandermeria.


Mr. Thomas DeFee, Acting Director, Munitions Control Division, Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, USA


Mr. Robert Hart, Chief, Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs Division, Department of State, USA
Robert’s specialties include: international trade, export controls, customs compliance, sanctions programs.


Mr. Nigel Griffin, Export Compliance Leader, GE Aviation
Qualified and served as an electronics engineer in the UK . Joining DRS Technologies in 2001 managing post design engineering, contracts and export compliance for high speed camera systems, military aviation, naval and ground based electronics and computer systems. Joined GE Aviation in 2012 as the Engineering Export Compliance Leader in the UK.


Mr. Karmi Leiman, Senior Director, Trade Compliance, Globalfoundries

International trade professional managing business risk while maintaining corporate compliance, with over 20 years experience in various roles:
– Executive for large multinational companies
– Co-Founder and Partner of a professional services firm
– Consultant for a top-tier Washington, DC law firm
– U.S. government compliance specialist


Ms. Erika Trujillo, Manager Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte


Mr. Philipp Weber-Lortsch, Senior Manager Global Trade Advisory, Deloitte

The agenda is prepared by and for industry professionals, and will include the most interesting topics, currently pertinent to the field:

Day 1 – 9th of June 2020

♦ Update from the Department of State

♦ Update from the Department of Commerce

♦ Are you ready for your cyber audit? Hear about requirements of US DoD’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMCC) Program

Day 2 – 10th of June 2020

♦ Conducting Transactional Due Diligence for Surveillance and Human Rights Concerns in the Time of Covid-19

♦ ITAR and Commerce Retransfers in Support of Remote Product Servicing

♦ Update on current state of US sanctions

Day 3 – 11th of June 2020

♦ An insider’s view one US government export enforcement and compliance

♦ “ITAR-Free, or Not ITAR-Free, That Is The Question.“

♦ What is a subject of the EAR: US government expanding its use of Entity List

Please contact your NielsonSmith representative to discuss the programme in more depth.

FTI Consulting is an independent global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. Individually, each practice is a leader in its specific field, staffed with experts recognized for the depth of their knowledge and a track record of making an impact. Collectively, FTI Consulting offers a comprehensive suite of services designed to assist clients across the business cycle – from proactive risk managementto the ability to respond rapidly to unexpected events and dynamic environments.


Deloitte provides audit, risk advisory, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries; legal advisory services in Germany are provided by Deloitte Legal. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges. Deloitte’s approximately 264,000 professionals are committed to making an impact that matters.

Making an impact that matters. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most – for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.


Should you wish to become our Partner at this event, please contact Mr. Alex Terry on alex.terry@nielsonsmith.com

Full 3-Day Virtual Conference Ticket Price for 1 person – €300 

Please note, we will not charge VAT on this price. The price includes all sessions and available documentation.

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