Complying with U.S. Export Controls While Growing Your Business: A Case Study

June 2011

In the world of international business, it is what you don’t know that can hurt you. U.S. businesses are subject to increasing regulatory controls on the export of their products, services and technical data, as well as their sales activities in foreign jurisdictions and use of foreign workers within the U.S. Recent increases in penalty amounts and coordination among federal agencies have sharpened the ability of export enforcement authorities to target wrongdoers. These developments coincide with a dramatic up-tick in investigative and enforcement activity involving businesses of every size, as well as a new requirement that businesses certify compliance with U.S. export control regulations when applying for visas for foreign workers.

During this fast-paced program, you will be provided with cutting edge information necessary to ensure compliance with these important regulations while taking advantage of opportunities to grow your business internationally. 

Owners, executives, managers, contracts professionals / administrators, scientists and engineers that wish to learn how to expand their business while effectively and efficiently navigating U.S. international trade laws and regulations should attend this program. Click here to register or for additional information.


  • Overview of the Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Antiboycott Regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and how each regulatory regime impacts both your domestic and foreign activities.
  • Methods for determining which regulatory regime applies to your business activities, both domestic and foreign.
  • Methods of communicating effectively with prime contractors and government officials.
  • Methods for dealing effectively with universities in connection with joint technology development and tech transfer, including appropriate application of the fundamental research exception.
  • Types of government licenses and approvals required to export (including in connection with employment of foreign persons within the U.S.).
  • Key ingredients of an effective security and compliance program.
  • Recent enforcement trends and lessons learned.
  • Current status and future prospects of U.S. export control reform efforts.
  • Best practices tips.

Thursday, June 9, 2011, 8:00 am – Noon
iRobot Corporation, 8 Crosby Drive, Bedford, MA 01730


  • Kerry T. Scarlott, Esq., Goulston & Storrs

  • Matt Billingsley, Trade Compliance & Traffic Manager, iRobot Corporation
  • Walter J. Kneissler, Senior Counsel, Government & Industrial Robotics, iRobot Corporation
  • Jacob N. (Jesse) Erlich, Esq., Burns & Levinson LLP