Jahna Hartwig is senior counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she advises domestic and foreign companies on compliance with international trade laws.
Jahna has over 20 years of experience advising clients on international trade compliance issues as both in-house and outside counsel. She has developed and implemented international trade compliance programs at a Fortune 50 aerospace company, as well as other companies in the high technology and defense industries, a consulting firm, and a university-affiliated research center. She has advised clients on a variety of issues related to export controls on commercial and “dual-use” technologies under the Export Administration Regulations, military and intelligence technologies under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, various economic sanction programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls, and Customs regulations. She has conducted internal investigations, developed and delivered training, prepared commodity jurisdiction and classification requests, filed voluntary disclosures and worked with government regulators on a variety of issues. She has significant experience advising clients on export controls related to fundamental research and public domain information.
Jahna has also advised clients on a wide range of legal issues, including compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws, and the National Industrial Security Policy Operating Manual (NISPOM).
After obtaining her law degree, Jahna clerked for the Honorable Thomas J. Aquilino, Jr. at the U.S. Court of International Trade. She also has been a member of the U.S. State Department’s Defense Trade Advisory Group and is a past co-chair of the Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law.
Two experienced practitioners in the areas of CFIUS and export controls (Stephen Heifetz and Jahna Hartwig, both from Wilson Sonsini) will discuss the basics of these regulatory areas, how they intersect, practice pointers, and policy considerations,...