Complying with ITAR Requirements Amid Increased Enforcement

Identifying Risks, Implementing an Effective Compliance Strategy, and Avoiding Inadvertent Violations

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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This CLE webinar will provide guidance to counsel to U.S. companies for identifying critical compliance risks, including a discussion of the changing list of what is covered by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The panel will offer strategies for ensuring effective compliance with the complex statute.


The complexities of ITAR can trip up even the most seasoned professional. As export control reform (ECR) continues, and legal obligations change, it is essential to have a strong understanding of the law and best practices for compliance.

Certain ITAR requirements have not changed—licenses or other authorizations are still required for virtually all defense exports. Defense exports to China are still barred, and foreign persons in the United States still create compliance challenges. However, there are new legal obligations too: as of January 2014, revisions to six U.S. Munitions List Categories have gone into effect. The revised categories include military aircraft, land vehicles and sea vessels.

Counsel must stay up to date on regulatory changes and enforcement trends to develop and implement effective compliance programs and reduce the risk of violation and penalties.

Listen as our authoritative panel walks through the key changes brought about under ECR and the risks those changes—as well as continuing ITAR obligations—impose. Our panelists will offer strategies for complying with this evolving and complex area of law.



  1. Overview
    1. Key provisions
    2. Common pitfalls
  2. Export control reform
    1. Background
    2. Key changes to the ITAR
    3. New obligations
  3. Identifying and overcoming compliance challenges
    1. Common ITAR mistakes
    2. New challenges based on ECR
  4. Strategies for complying with ITAR
    1. Best practices
    2. Specific examples


The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • What are the most common ITAR mistakes?
  • What are the most troublesome areas of ITAR compliance?
  • What steps can counsel take to minimize the risk of ITAR violations?
  • What are the key elements of an effective ITAR compliance program?

Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.


Thaddeus R. McBride
Thaddeus R. McBride

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Mr. McBride represents companies and individuals in international trade regulatory, compliance, investigative, and...  |  Read More

Hilary L. Hageman
Hilary L. Hageman
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel
CACI International

Ms. Hageman is responsible for a broad array of legal matters, including corporate compliance, international law and...  |  Read More

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