Roszel C. Thomsen II concentrates on international trade and investment law, with emphasis on representing information technology and life sciences companies and their trade associations in regulatory, legislative and enforcement matters.
Mr. Thomsen is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, a co-author of United States Export Controls, and an editor of the Journal of Internet Law. He is a member of the Steering Committee on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Information Technology Study Group, a member of the Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security’s Information Systems Technical Advisory Committee, and has participated twice as an Industry Representative on the United States Delegation to the Wassenaar Arrangement in Vienna, Austria.
- Counseled aerospace companies in jurisdiction, classification and licensing matters before the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls
- Advised computer and software companies in enforcement matters involving exports to China before the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security
- Represented telecommunications and medical equipment companies in connection with trade sanctions administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control
- Counseled a trade association in obtaining relaxation of export controls on cryptography
- Advised a trade association regarding relaxation of international export controls on software for the design of semiconductors and integrated circuits
- Represented companies with respect to reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, including related export and security clearance issue
- American Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar
- Maryland State Bar Association
- Co-author, United States Export Controls, 4th & 5th Editions
- Co-author, “U.S. Encryption Export Control Policy Update 2002,” Journal of Internet Law, July 2002
- Co-author, “U.S. Encryption Export Regulation – US to EU: Me Too!” The Computer Law and Security Report, February 2001
- Co-author, “Encryption Export Control Policy 2000,” Journal of Internet Law, May 2000