Christopher Stagg


Stagg PC

Christopher Stagg's experience as a senior regulator with the U.S. Department of State and in private practice gives him unique understanding of the successful strategies companies require to navigate export controls and other national security related matters.

Mr. Stagg served with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 to 2013. In this position he was the deputy lead for the U.S. Department of State on Export Control Reform to rewrite U.S. export control laws under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This included the most significant update to the entire U.S. Munitions List in sixty years.

Additionally, Mr. Stagg was a leading member of the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) section that determines whether items are on the U.S. Munitions List. He was involved in more than 500 CJ determinations and appeals, and authored the government's procedures and regulations on reviewing requests. Mr. Stagg also authored the U.S. policy on designating and determining items on the U.S. Munitions List within section 120.3 of the ITAR.

As a senior advisor, Mr. Stagg provided actionable guidance on the ITAR to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Export Enforcement Coordination Center (E2C2) on export enforcement and national security investigations. Christopher worked with federal law enforcement on a number of criminal investigations.