About

ExportLawBlog is written and maintained by Clif Burns and George Murphy.

Clif Burns, Editor-in-Chief

Mr. Burns is a lawyer at Bryan Cave in Washington, DC, and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

He focuses his practice on international business transactions, export controls, economic sanctions, customs and international intellectual property matters.

Mr. Burns’s export control work encompasses a broad range of areas and includes matters involving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Department of Commerce, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the State Department and the country-based economic sanctions program administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department. Mr. Burns also has broad experience in developing compliance programs for each of these three regulatory schemes, conducting due diligence for compliance with these schemes, and submitting voluntary disclosures of prior unlicensed exports. Customs matters have included registration and enforcement of intellectual property rights with the Customs Service and release of seized merchandise.

Companies represented by Mr. Burns are located in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia and the United States. Mr. Burns speaks French fluently.

George Murphy, Associate Editor


George Murphy is also a lawyer at Bryan Cave and focuses his practice on white-collar defense and international trade matters. Mr. Murphy has represented clients before various federal agencies and courts and conducted internal investigations for companies in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Murphy was a summer law clerk for the United States Navy JAG Corps, where he worked on criminal appellate matters before the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Mr. Murphy is also an Advisory Board member for the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., the largest legal services organization in the District of Columbia.