Richard J. Burke
White & Case LLP
Richard J. Burke is a partner in the Washington, DC office of White & Case where he is co-head of the firm’s international economic sanctions and export control practice.
Richard is part of the firm’s Washington-based international trade group and is a valued resource for clients seeking to navigate the legal complexities of US economic sanctions and export controls. Richard has extensive experience advising on regulatory compliance and representing clients in enforcement cases arising from the regulations of a number of U.S. Government agencies charged with administering sanctions and export controls, including the Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). On OFAC-related matters Richard assists both US and non-US clients with all aspects of compliance with the various US economic sanctions programs including those relating to Iran, Ukraine-related Russia sanctions, Syria, Cuba, Sudan, North Korea, and the various list-based programs targeting sanctioned persons and entities in connection with sanctionable conduct including WMD proliferation, terrorism, organized crime, and corruption. On BIS-related matters Richard advises on export control compliance policies and procedures, obtaining export licenses when required, and representing clients before the agency in enforcement actions or voluntary self-disclosures. With respect to DDTC, Richard’s experience includes all aspects of compliance with the US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and associated licensing and approval requirements.
Richard also has extensive experience representing transactional clients in the regulation of foreign acquisitions of control over US operations that may involve sensitive national security concerns requiring review by the interagency Treasury Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Richard has successfully represented both US and non-US clients in navigating dozens of transactions through the CFIUS process.
Richard also has advised clients in other international trade disciplines, including US trade remedy administrative and judicial proceedings, with particular regard to anti-dumping and countervailing duty matters, as well as customs compliance issues including classification, country of origin, valuation and marking.