The Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a 90-day temporary general license exempting a set of transactions from the Entity List designation of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (“Huawei”) and its affiliates worldwide, which was effective May 16, 2019. The Entity List designation effectively prohibits the export, re-export, or transfer of hardware, software, and technology subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to Huawei and its affiliates, as explained in our earlier client alert. The temporary general license aims to mitigate the impact of the Entity List designation on the operations of U.S. and foreign telecommunications providers with Huawei hardware and software, but does not provide broad relief from Entity List prohibitions. The general license is effective from May 20, 2019, to August 19, 2019.
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John P. Carlin
John P. Carlin, former Assistant Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) National Security Division (NSD) and former Chief of Staff to then-FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, chairs Morrison & Foerster’s Global Risk and Crisis Management practice group and is co-chair of the National Security practice group. John, who served as a top-level official in both Republican and Democratic administrations prior More ›
John E. Smith
John E. Smith, former Director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), is co-head of Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice, and a member of the Global Risk + Crisis Management group and Investigations + White Collar group. After serving 11 years as a top official at OFAC and three years as its Director, Mr. Smith brings to the firm More ›
Nicholas J. Spiliotes
Nicholas Spiliotes is Co-Chair of the firm's National Security Practice. He has over 30 years of in-depth experience in advising clients on a wide range of U.S. national security matters in the context of cross-border investments, acquisitions, joint ventures and commercial transactions.
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David A. Newman
David A. Newman draws upon his experience as a senior White House and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) attorney and his extensive background in government regulation and national security to guide clients through sensitive matters pertaining to national security and global risk and crisis management. He has significant experience advising clients on crisis management, cybersecurity, counseling clients on Committee on Foreign Investments in the More ›
Joseph A. Benkert
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Panagiotis C. Bayz
Aki Bayz has a multidisciplinary practice covering national security regulatory compliance and transactional matters.
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Charles L. Capito
Charles Capito is a partner in both Morrison & Foerster’s National Security and Government Contracts + Public Procurement practices.
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Michael V. Dobson
Michael Dobson is of counsel in Morrison & Foerster’s National Security practice group. Mr. Dobson has extensive experience advising clients on critical national security matters pertaining to U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, and various regulatory and compliance issues.
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Amy S. Josselyn
Amy Josselyn is an associate in the National Security, CFIUS, Sanctions + Export Controls Group in Morrison & Foerster’s Washington, D.C. office.
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