Miller Canfield is an international law firm 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.
Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP is a boutique law firm focused on international law, export controls and sanctions, litigation, government contract, and corporate and intellectual property law. With offices in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, we serve an international, national, and local clientele including foreign governments, major corporations, small and emerging businesses, and individuals. We are known for our commitment to high-quality work, creativity, and cost-effective service.
Wiggin and Dana is a full-service law firm with 146 lawyers that represents clients throughout the country and abroad from offices in Connecticut, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Palm Beach. Wiggin and Dana’s attorneys provide a broad range of legal services to meet the needs of their diverse client base, which includes publicly traded companies, hospitals and other health care organizations, universities, entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies, real estate developers, financial institutions, museums, charitable organizations and individuals. Wiggin and Dana’s primary mission is to provide their clients with the highest-quality legal services in an efficient, cost-effective and responsive manner to help them achieve their goals.
Joseph D. Gustavus is a member and leader of Miller Canfield's Export Controls Group representing multinational clients and clients primarily in the automotive, defense, aerospace, software and information technology sectors. Joe Represents clients on ITAR and other export control compliance issues and assists clients with controlled asset identification and classification, commodity jurisdiction requests, implementation of export control compliance programs, export license applications, drafting of government-approved TAAs, MLAs, other export control-compliant collaboration agreements, performing export control audits and rendering benchmark reports, performing export control due diligence on acquisitions targets, drafting Export Control Manuals and Technology Control Plans, drafting voluntary disclosures on export control violations, and employment of foreign nationals subject to export controls. He has served as an attorney in Europe and speaks fluent German. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
John Ordway is a partner at Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, L.L.P., a boutique law firm focused on international law, export controls and sanctions, litigation, government contracts, and corporate and intellectual property law.
Mr. Ordway has practiced for over thirty years, primarily in the areas of U.S. export controls and government procurement. As part of his export control practice, Mr. Ordway advises the aerospace and defense/security industries extensively. More particularly in the aerospace sector, Mr. Ordway is recognized internationally for his expertise in application of U.S. export controls to various segments of the commercial space industry including satellite manufacturers, spacecraft insurers, satellite component manufacturers, and a moon lander start-up. Mr. Ordway has experience in particular advising the aerospace and defense/security industries regarding U.S. export controls as relate to dispute resolution and corporate transactions. Mr. Ordway has also served as an expert witness on U.S. export controls and has been quoted frequently in the press on export issues.
Dana Stepnowsky is a litigation associate in the firm's International Trade Compliance practice group located in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining the firm, Dana was an associate at Paul Hastings in Washington, DC and was senior counsel for International Trade Compliance at United Technologies Corporation. She has extensive experience advising clients on export controls and economic sanctions compliance. She has conducted internal investigations and prepared voluntary disclosures related to potential violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. She has assisted businesses in developing and implementing policies and procedures to improve compliance with both U.S. and non-U.S. trade regulations. Dana has also counseled clients on matters involving national security review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).