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Goulston & Storrs Adds Depth to Growing International Trade Practice, Welcomes Ian Moss in Boston

September 11, 2013Press Releases

Goulston & Storrs is pleased to announce that corporate lawyer Ian H. Moss has joined the firm’s International Trade practice.  Most recently an international trade compliance attorney at both Middleton & Shrull, LLC and Posternak Blankstein & Lund, LLP, Ian also brings to the practice extensive prior business experience in the application of high technology within the international arena.

Ian joins Goulston & Storrs at a critical time, as the federal government’s most extensive reform of U.S. export controls continues to build momentum. Leveraging his deep knowledge of the export control reform effort, Ian assists domestic and international clients navigate the myriad of international trade regulations on export controls, economic sanctions, embargoes, anti-bribery, boycotts, and U.S. customs matters. With particular expertise in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Ian counsels clients on the appropriate jurisdiction and classifications of products and technologies, applicable export and import licensing requirements, as well as the availability and use of license exemptions and exceptions. In addition, Ian works closely with clients on the development and implementation of practical compliance procedures and protocols, mitigation of risk, training, internal investigations of possible non-conformance, and when necessary, in the drafting and submission of voluntary and mandatory disclosures to the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury.

Ian’s expertise further extends into special sanction regulations promulgated by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), embargoes, anti-boycott laws, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and U.S. Customs regulations. He also represents clients in reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States (CFIUS) and other agency regulations affecting international trade. Clients also look to Ian to provide counsel on import classifications, preferential duty treatment programs, and the submission of disclosures to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Ian also has extensive experience in the international arena working directly with high technology equipment. Prior to his legal career, Ian spent 10 years working in the hydrographic industry serving the oil and gas sectors. After several years in the North Sea working aboard survey, engineering, and semi submersibles, Ian relocated to the United Arab Emirates where he ran survey operations for a UK-based geophysical exploration company. After that multi-year project was successfully completed, he went on to become the operations manager for two different hydrographic survey companies, responsible for running projects throughout the Middle East, India, and Europe.

In addition to his diverse practice, Ian lectures and writes regularly on international trade matters. In collaboration with Goulston & Storrs’ Director Kerry Scarlott, head of the firm’s International Trade practice, Ian will be representing the firm at two major industry events this fall. On October 9th and 10th, the firm will take part in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) event, “AUVSI New England Unmanned Systems Summit,” to be held at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. Later that month, on October 14th-17th, Goulston & Storrs will participate in the SPIE Optifab conference in Rochester, New York, moderating a panel titled, “Export Control: Reform Update and Tips for Compliance – An Open Forum.”

“Our clients in the optics, electronics, aerospace, sensors and other similar industries need experienced counsel to help them navigate the complex regulations facing them in their international trade activities,” said Douglas Husid, co-managing director at Goulston & Storrs. “Ian’s background in high technology combined with his legal knowledge in the field adds tremendous depth to our growing international trade practice. He is already working with our existing clients on complex export control and regulatory matters, and we look forward to sharing his expertise with other current and future clients.”

Ian received his B.Sc. degree from Hull University in the United Kingdom and his JD from Boston College Law School.