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Biography

Jan concentrates his practice in the area of international regulation and trade with a particular focus on import and export matters, customs regulations, labeling requirements, and transaction licensing. Jan has significant experience in counseling clients as to their responsibilities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and export licensing obligations under the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the Department of State’s International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). In addition, he advises companies and individuals in matters relating to U.S. embargoes and sanctions, with experience in both the voluntary disclosure of violations and obtaining appropriate licenses for international transactions. He also assists companies importing goods into the United States with customs law issues, including classification and valuation of products; Customs duty protests; and country of origin and other labeling requirements.

 

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Experience

Legal Work Highlights

Assisted defense article manufacturers with international trade compliance issues, including: (1) compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and registration hereunder; and (2) performing general export compliance audits and filing of Voluntary Disclosures for export violations

Worked to obtain export licenses from the Bureau of Industry and Security for the export of U.S. products and technology

Assisted with the creation and implementation of a FCPA policy and attendant procedures for a U.S. exporter

Created and assisted with the implementation of an International Trade Compliance Plans for U.S. manufacturers

Prepared Commodity Jurisdiction Requests with both the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and Bureau of Industry and Security to obtain appropriate classification for exported products

Assisted a client with the licensing of a proposed sale of medical equipment and supplies to hospitals in the Middle East

Assisted numerous clients with filing Voluntary Disclosures with the Office of Foreign Assets Control, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and Bureau of Industry Security for export compliance violations

Led on-site export compliance training seminars to company officers, directors, and employees

Assisted with the international service of process and procurement of evidence under (1) the Hague Convention on the Service of Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil and Commercial Matters; and (2) the Hague Convention on Taking Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters

Assisted in the representation of a client before both the International Trade Administration and International Trade Commission in numerous antidumping proceedings, including: (1) a Changed Circumstance Review; (2) a Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Order; and (3) administrative reviews.

Education

Bar Membership

Jan is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2000

Courts

Jan is admitted to practice before the following court(s):

United States District Court for Western District of Kentucky, 2001

United States District Court for Eastern District of Kentucky, 2001

United States Court of International Trade, 2011

Recognition

Local & National Recognition

Law360’s Top Ten International Trade Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, 2010

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Bar Association

Kentucky Bar Association

Fayette County Bar Association

Kentucky World Trade Center

Civic Activities

Civic & Charitable Organizations

Kentucky World Trade Center, Board Member

University of Virginia Club of Lexington, President 2000-2013

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