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Jeffrey Orenstein

Jeffrey Orenstein is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office where he focuses his practice on international trade and transportation matters. He is a trusted advisor in the areas of economic sanctions, export controls, customs, national security reviews, and transportation regulations.  

Jeffrey has significant experience in regulatory compliance, investigations, due diligence, training, and enforcement matters involving:

  • Sanctions and embargos, administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
  • Export controls, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). 
  • National security reviews, conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
  • Customs regulations, administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and trade remedies imposed by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and U.S. Department of Commerce. 

Jeffrey provides strategic counsel that is tailored to the specific needs of his clients and the unique challenges of their industry.  Going beyond compliance, he seeks creative ways to turn regulatory requirements to his clients’ advantage. Ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups, the clients Jeffrey advises operate in such sectors as shipping and maritime, energy, manufacturing, technology, financial services, fine arts, consumer products, defense, aerospace, and life sciences.

  • Legal Risks of Russia-Ukraine Crisis, Zhong Lun Law Firm Webinar, Beijing China (Mar. 2, 2022). 
  • Tariffs & Trade Issues, International Titanium Association Conference (Oct. 9, 2018).
  • Compliance with U.S. Sanctions against Russia, CLE/CPD Webinar (Aug. 27, 2018).
  • Checking All the Required Boxes, ACI’s ITAR Bootcamp (June 7, 2018).
  • The Trump Tariffs & Their Impact, CLE/CPD Webinar (May 3, 2018).
  • Country of Origin Requirements, 6th Annual Medical Device & Diagnostic Labeling Conference (Apr. 27, 2018).
  • Country of Origin Requirements, 4th Annual Medical Device & Diagnostic Labeling Conference (Apr. 25, 2016).
  • Crude by Rail: Understanding the Amended Regulations for Rail Transport, Webinar (June 3, 2015).
  • Crude Oil Exports, U.S. Energy and Commodities Conference (Sept. 17, 2015).
  • Panel Discussion on Maritime Law, Georgetown Law Center (Nov. 28, 2011).
  • Federal Preemption of State Shipping Regulation, Green Pacific Conference (Sept. 22, 2010).
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • US Government Revises Comprehensive Export Controls on Semiconductors and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment,” The Global Trade Law Journal, March-April 2024
  • 5 Ways Maritime Cos. Can Enhance Sanctions Compliance,” Law360, 23 October 2023
  • Complying With The US Ban On Russian-Affiliated Vessels,” Law360, 3 May 2022
  • Pharma Ruling Broadens Gov't Drug Procurement Options,” Law360, 24 February 2020
  • Sanctions compliance and enforcement – a global update, FINANCIER WORLDWIDE (May 2017).
  • Supply chain risks under US and EU sanctions and export controls, FINANCIER WORLDWIDE (April 2017).
  • VA Now Open To Non-Trade Agreements Act Compliant Drugs, LAW360 (May 3, 2016).
  • Veterans Affairs to Permit Acquisition of Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs, LEXOLOGY (April 22, 2016).
  • U.S. Government Repeals Crude Oil Export Ban, PRATT’S ENERGY LAW REPORT (April 2016).
  • 10 Things To Know About Crude Oil Swap Licenses, LAW360 (October 22 2015).
  • Medical Device Companies Face Increased TAA Scrutiny, LAW360 (March 20, 2015).
  • BIS Explains 'Commingling' and Scope of Crude Oil Export Controls, DOWNSTREAMTODAY (January 13, 2015).
  • Country of Origin’ Compliance: The Top 10 Things Pharmaceutical Companies Need to Know (February 6, 2014).
  • Origin of the Pieces: How to Determine a Pharmaceutical Product’s 'Country of Origin', 43 PUB. L. J 489 (2014).
  • Joseph Almeida: Portrait of a Privateer, Pirate and Plaintiff, Part II, 12 GREEN BAG 2D. 35 (2008).
  • Joseph Almeida: Portrait of a Privateer, Pirate & Plaintiff, Part I, 10 GREEN BAG 2D. 307 (2007).
  • Show Me the Monet: The Suitability of Product Disparagement to Art Experts, 13 GEO. MASON L. REV. 905 (2005).
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