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ITAR Criminal Case Challenges the Constitutionality of Specially Designed

February 16, 2024 – A criminal case involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) concerns a dispute over specially designed, a defined term that qualifies whether certain items are defense articles. In this case, the focus is on the specially designed release in paragraph (b)(3) and a magnetic part for the F/A-18 Super Hornet . . .

Congress Mandates More Frequent Reviews of the U.S. Munitions List

January 17, 2024 – The public should see more revisions to the U.S. Munitions List over the coming years, as Congress now mandates reviews of the list at least every three years. This new requirement for the State Department comes from Section 1345 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2024 . . .

Anticipated ITAR Rulemaking Developments for 2024

January 4, 2024 – The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) recently updated its list of planned rulemaking developments concerning the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). This article summarizes those regulatory proposals and revisions that may take place in 2024 . . .

Firm News

Christopher Stagg’s successful ITAR litigation featured in Law360 article discussing the Justice Department’s public release of technical data to PACER

Christopher Stagg to present at the Massachusetts Export Expo on Influencing Export Controls: Preparing Public Comments for ITAR and EAR Rulemaking

New client alert discusses the latest export control insights in Congress Mandates More Frequent Reviews of the U.S. Munitions List

Christopher Stagg discusses the latest export control insights in a new client alert on Anticipated ITAR Rulemaking Developments for 2024

Christopher Stagg to present at the American Conference Institute’s advanced export controls conference on high-stakes issues and situations

The American Bar Association appoints Christopher Stagg as co-head of the export controls and economic sanctions committee

The Wall Street Journal  interviews Christopher Stagg concerning the AUKUS weapons program and related ITAR developments

Christopher Stagg to present at the American Conference Institute’s upcoming ITAR seminar on jurisdiction and classification issues.

Christopher Stagg launches new law firm and first-of-its-kind export controls and ITAR Issues & Appeals practice for high-stakes issues