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Susan Kovarovics has 16 articles published.

Susan Kovarovics
Susan Kovarovics is a partner in the International Trade group of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. She counsels foreign and domestic parties regarding international business regulatory matters. Specifically, her practice focuses on providing practical legal advice that can be readily applied by in-house legal and business personnel in matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. anti-boycott laws, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Ms. Kovarovics designs and implements compliance programs and provides training sessions on export and defense trade controls, trade sanctions, customs, anti-corruption and anti-boycott matters. She also designs and leads internal audits and reviews to assess compliance in these areas. Ms. Kovarovics assists clients with all aspects of the export license and agreement approvals processes at the Department of Commerce, State and Treasury. In addition, she guides clients through commodity jurisdictions and commodity classification requests for exports and ruling requests related to import matters. She also conducts due diligence reviews related to export controls, trade sanctions and anti-corruption matters. Routinely, Ms. Kovarovics conducts internal investigations and advises clients on future actions based on results of investigations, including appropriate disciplinary and other corrective measures in response to violations of corporate policies and trade regulations. Moreover, she counsels clients on voluntary disclosure matters and represents clients in enforcement proceedings before federal authorities. Susan’s Bar Admissions include the states of Virginia and the District of Columbia in the U.S. Education: Susan earned her law degree from Georgetown University, cum laude (1996) and her undergraduate degree from Drew University, summa cum laude (1993).

Snapback: The More You Know, the Better Prepared You Can Be

The possibility of a snapback of the nuclear sanctions against Iran has created uncertainty since before Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in January 2016. Now as we near the one year anniversary of the implementation of the JCPOA, uncertainty seems to loom larger as we also face a new US President and Administration. By Susan… Keep Reading

Tipping the Scales :Balancing US Trade Controls’ Restrictions on Access with EU Labor and Privacy Rules (IV)

As discussed in our recent posts, it is necessary for purposes of complying with US export controls to understand the nationality of company employees who may access controlled technology so that proper export authorization can be arranged. Yet the company must also balance this need for information with the limitations on getting such information based on local labor and privacy… Keep Reading

Do US Changes Regarding Cuba Create Opportunities for Your Business?

Given that the EU has adopted blocking legislation that makes it illegal for persons resident in the EU to refuse business opportunities based on the US embargo against Cuba, some might wonder why I am writing about the US embargo of Cuba. Well, for a change, I am writing about possible opportunities to engage US business partners in your Cuban… Keep Reading

Be wary of facilitation by US persons following JCPOA implementation

The changes made by the United States to its sanctions against Iran on Implementation Day resulted in the lifting of most of the secondary sanctions imposed on non-US parties engaging in transactions with Iran or designated parties associated with Iran.  Implementation Day also yielded a general license that authorizes transactions by non-US subsidiaries of US persons involving Iran and the… Keep Reading

Is BEA Form BE-13 on your Post-Closing Checklist?

Even US companies sometimes have trouble keeping track of all of the reports and other requirements imposed by the US government.  For non-US companies, the challenge to identify all relevant requirements is no doubt even greater.  By Susan Kovarovics, 7 June 2016. Although you may be aware of the “voluntary” filing requirements for certain foreign investment in the United States… Keep Reading

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