ExportLawBlog is written and maintained by Clif Burns.

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.