Don advises U.S. and international transportation companies, manufacturers and exporters on a wide variety of matters relating to international trade, commercial transactions and regulatory compliance, and has successfully represented clients involved in commercial litigation before federal courts and administrative agencies.
He regularly counsels clients on U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic sanctions and embargoes (OFAC), foreign investment (CFIUS), and customs regulations (CBP). He has assisted clients with export licenses, commodity classifications, commodity jurisdiction determinations, compliance program design, implementation and training, voluntary disclosures, and penalty mitigation petitions and has secured favorable resolutions of investigations conducted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and Customs and Border Protection.
Don also advises on transportation regulatory matters before the Federal Aviation Administration, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, the Federal Maritime Commission and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
He has extensive experience in the formation and reorganization of business entities, corporate governance, and antitrust, environmental, and safety compliance.
Don has a degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's degree in political science from Auburn University at Montgomery. He is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air War College and received his law degree with honors from the George Washington University School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Don served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He also previously served as a naval flight officer. He has been admitted to practice law in Virginia in 2002 and the District of Columbia in 2003.