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Wolcott Rivers Gates provides deep knowledge and practical insight into regulatory matters. We understand the needs of industry to adapt to new regulatory and compliance requirements necessary to perform work for the government. We have experience with managing the compliance programs for clients working with the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH). Our regulatory attorneys are prepared to provide legal and corporate compliance advice for the following:

  • Draft and implement subcontracting plans and participation plans

  • Report small business utilization through the federal government’s eSRS program

  • Draft and implement Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 3 compliance programs

  • Document and support executive compensation reporting (FFATA) requirements

  • SBA 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone certification and DBE/MBE/WBE/SWAM state programs

  • Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) licensing and disciplinary actions

Export Controls

National security concerns are at an all-time high and government scrutiny of domestic and international transactions involving controlled assets and defense articles has greatly increased for national security, antiterrorism and non-proliferation reasons. Our regulatory compliance and export controls team is experienced with the regulations of the U.S. Department of State, Department of Commerce and Department of Defense.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administrations Regulations (EAR) present complex and challenging issues with regards to implementations and compliance programs. With the significant civil and criminal penalties at stake, let our team help you and your business better understand the ever-changing export controls regulations.

Our attorney have expertise in the following areas:

  • Assist companies in developing export compliance procedures and export management systems

  • Prepare licenses and agreements, followed by submission before the Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury, Justice (e.g., Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) and Energy

  • Provide advice on making voluntary disclosures for potential export control violations discovered, draft corresponding disclosure submission and supporting documentation and represent client on government disposition of voluntary disclosures

  • Counsel companies on the export classification and jurisdictional assessment of their commodities, technologies, software and services

  • Guide companies through export controls due diligence in domestic and multinational transactions

  • Defend companies in administrative and criminal export control-related prosecutions

  • Conduct internal training and audits to best manage export compliance