Miller Canfield is an international law tn that serves the complex legal needs and business objectives of domestic business entities and foreign multinational companies whose commerce, profits and growth are connected to the increasingly interdependent and expanding world economy. The firm's attorneys have been a presence in international business and trade law for decades, and are called upon to assist foreign and U,S. clients, as well as foreign consulates and trade offices, state agencies and local governmental units with matters involving international law.
Trusted by some of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies, Stagg P.C. is a unique law firm with exclusive attributes. The firm provides a distinct service in the areas of export controls, national security, and agency rulemaking.
The firm's principal lawyer has government experience as a senior regulator with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at the U.S. Department of State, which involved writing export control regulations, handling commodity jurisdiction determinations and advisory opinion requests.
Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, DC, and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth.
Jeffrey Richardson advises multinational clients in the information technology and defense sectors on matters including mergers and acquisitions, export controls, distribution agreements, joint ventures, and strategic corporate structuring, Specifically, Jeffrey brings expertise in matching operational business execution requirements with functional business structures. He is frequently engaged in advising clients on export control compliance, technology control protocols, as well as the impact of intellectual property matters within business structures. His breadth of experience is informed by a business management and litigation background.
With key experience in both government and industry, Christopher Stagg advises clients on all aspects of U.S. export control laws and particularly involving strategic issues, jurisdiction and classification matters, internal investigations and enforcement defense. Mr. 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 thirty 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 multitude of classified and unclassified criminal investigations.
Mr. Yormick, Special Counsel with Phillips Lytle LLP, is an experienced international business and trade lawyer, practicing for more than 20 years. In his International Trade and Customs practice, Mr. Yormick represents U.S. and foreign clients before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on import and export laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). He has represented clients in the advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, aerospace and defense, distribution, electronics, energy, medical device, oil/gas, pharmaceuticals, professional services, steel, textiles and apparel, and transportation/logistics sectors.