ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Geoffrey M. Goodale, Trade Law Advisors, PLLC / Washington, DC
Geoffrey Goodale is the founder and Managing Partner of Trade Law Advisors, PLLC. His practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, cybersecurity, import compliance, intellectual property rights protection, international trade and investment, and trade litigation. He regularly counsels companies on a wide range of issues relating to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the economic sanctions regulations administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). In addition to providing training on these regulations, designing compliance manuals, and assisting clients with all aspects of the export license and agreement approvals processes, he conducts internal reviews and audits to assess compliance in these areas and helps clients develop and implement effective corrective action strategies, including the drafting and submission of voluntary disclosures when warranted. Mr. Goodale also advises clients on import compliance matters and assists clients in developing strategies to protect their intellectual property rights in the United States and abroad. He is Co-Chair of the ABA Section of International Law’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, and he is the Immediate Past Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s International Practice Section.
Jeffrey R. Lord, Magellan Trade / McLean
Jeff Lord is an international trade lawyer whose practice focuses on U.S. economic sanctions and related trade controls. Prior to founding Magellan Trade in 2015, he practiced law with both Latham & Watkins and Arent Fox of Washington, DC. During his career he has provided advice to clients in the U.S. and worldwide on U.S. sanctions on Iran, Cuba, Syria, Sudan, Russia/Ukraine, Burma, Zimbabwe, Libya, Somalia, Belarus, and other countries. Mr. Lord has performed sanctions-related due diligence on acquisition targets domestically and overseas, and led multiple internal investigations and voluntary disclosures related to potential sanctions violations. He also provides guidance on the development and implementation of internal trade compliance programs. Mr. Lord received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and bachelor's and master's degrees in international relations from American University and Georgetown University respectively.
Frederick F. Shaheen, The Boeing Company / Arlington
Fred Shaheen is Chief Counsel, Global Trade, for The Boeing Company and is a member of the Global Law Affairs group. He is based in the Arlington, Virginia, office. Mr. Shaheen is responsible for all U.S. and non-U.S. trade control legal affairs at The Boeing Company. Prior to joining Boeing, he was in private practice for sixteen years in Washington, DC. He was the national Chairman for two practice groups at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, where he headed the firm's export controls and government contracts practices. Before commencing his legal career, Mr. Shaheen was an appointee at the Department of State where he worked on nuclear arms control negotiations while attending law school. Prior to his State Department service, he was a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy serving in nuclear submarines. Mr. Shaheen received his law degree from The George Washington University, his master’s degree in Russian Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA, where he was awarded the school's National Security Award for his thesis, and his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University.
Kevin J. Wolf, U.S. Department of Commerce / Washington, DC
Kevin J. Wolf is the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Since being sworn into this position in February 2010, Assistant Secretary Wolf has provided overall direction to and management of the national security, non-proliferation, foreign policy, national defense, and strategic industrial resource functions delegated to the DOC’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which include issuing related regulations, representing the DOC on interagency committees dealing with BIS issues, representing the Department in domestic and international fora that address such issues, and chairing the Advisory Committee on Export Policy. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he was a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Bryan Cave LLP, where his practice covered most aspects of international trade law and policy, but focused on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the anti-boycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and multilateral trade controls.