Import and Export

Drawing the Nexus Between People and Technology

Green and Spiegel U.S. has more than sixty years of experience advising and counseling businesses in the recruiting, hiring, employment, and termination of noncitizen technology workers.  In addition to our business-focused immigration work, we manage a robust compliance practice.  We are oriented to helping clients set up and maintain solid employment programs that minimize the risks of audits, investigations, fines, penalties, and prosecution.

Our Import and Export Practice builds on these well-established areas of legal expertise, providing crucial analysis of the risks associated with employing foreign nationals in high-tech industries.  Central to this area of law are the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  A company’s legal obligations largely relate to how the goods and information are categorized and it is essential that companies control access to goods and information.

Green and Spiegel has the experience to advise and counsel client companies in making the right determinations, setting up the right controls, and managing liability.  This is a complex area of law in which competitor corporations and even rogue governments seek technology through fraud and theft.  Even the best compliance systems, protocols, and policies can be undercut.  When technology spills occur, the U.S. government tends to look at what actions the company took to prevent an inappropriate release of information or goods and it is best to have a deliberate plan in place that shows due diligence and effective management.

Green and Spiegel U.S.’s Import and Export Practice brings decades of experience in helping companies acquire the right technological know-how and comply with U.S. laws and regulations in employing them.  Our Import and Export Practice provides the advice and counsel necessary to protect companies from espionage and to mitigate compliance risks.

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