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International Trade and Investment Counsel for Technology Companies

Antoinette D. Paytas

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Antoinette D. Paytas

PARTNER

Phone: 410.539.2655
Email: toni@t-b.com

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Antoinette D. Paytas (Toni) concentrates on international trade and investment law, with emphasis on representing information technology companies in regulatory, legislative and enforcement matters. Toni leads the Firm’s export compliance audit practice and provides solutions for clients in a variety of contexts, including:

  • Performing audits and internal investigations
  • Government enforcement and investigation matters
  • Conducting merger and acquisition due diligence reviews
  • Designing and implementing trade compliance programs
  • Conducting compliance training

Recent Matters

  • Performed compliance audits and assisted with implementation of export compliance programs under the Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations for various information technology, networking, software, social networking, telecommunications, semiconductor, and semiconductor processing equipment companies
  • Assisted several aerospace clients with the successful resolution of government directed Commodity Jurisdiction Requests with the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
  • Representation of major U.S. exporter in a disclosure to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls arising from radiation tolerant semiconductors resolved with a Warning Letter
  • Assisted dozens of clients in mergers and acquisitions activities, including conducting and responding to trade controls due diligence, preparing representations and warranties and other contractual provisions related to trade controls compliance, and filing M&A-related notifications with various government agencies.
  • Conducted pre-IPO due diligence for multiple companies, including the submission of voluntary self-disclosures with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, and the corresponding implementation of enhancements to trade compliance programs.

Education

J.D., University of Maryland
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology
B.S., University of Maryland

Admissions

District of Columbia
Maryland

Memberships

Seminars & Presentations

  • Presenter: “How to Comply with BIS Changing Cybersecurity Rules: Controlling Intrusion and Surveillance Items”, American Conference Institute, EAR Bootcamp, Chicago, Illinois, May 2016
  • Panelist: “Transaction Declined: Can Activists, Industry, and Authorities Prevent Repressive Regimes from Buying Surveillance Technologies?”, 25th Annual Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, October 2015
  • Presenter: “De Minimis Calculations for 600 Series and Other CCL Items – How to Interpret and Apply the de minimis Rule in Practice: and “How to Comply with EAR Encryption Controls: Key Requirements, License Exceptions and Complex Changes Affecting Hardware, Software and Technology” American Conference Institute, EAR Bootcamp, Chicago, Illinois, October 2014
  • Presenter: “ITAR Part 129: Dissecting Proposed Revisions to the Regulation Governing the Registration and Licensing of Brokers and Brokering Activities”, Momentum Events ITAR Summit, Washington, DC, June 2013
  • Presenter: “Complying with Encryption Export Controls and Import Requirements”, Webinar, Massachusetts Export Center, November 2012
  • Presenter: “Commodity Classification Requests: Do’s and Don’ts for Preparing and Submitting a CCATS”, and “Encryption Controls: How to Apply Key Requirements, License Exceptions and Recent EAR Changes to Your Hardware, Software and Technology”, American Conference Institute, EAR Bootcamp, Dallas, Texas, January 2012
  • Presenter, “Deemed Export Controls on Your Campus: Process and Procedures” NAFSA Fall Regional Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 2011
  • Presenter: “Deemed Export Controls on Your Campus: Process and Procedures” NAFSA Annual Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, June 2011
  • Presenter: “De Minimis – What is it and how does it affect my exports?” International Compliance Professionals Association Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida, March 2010
  • Presenter, “What Do U.S. Exports Laws Have To Do With My Patent Filings?”, American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, October 2009
  • Presenter, “Export Controls on Encryption Products”, Women in International Trade – Orange County Chapter, April 2008
  • Presenter, “ITAR Overview”, Women in International Trade – Orange County Chapter, April 2008
  • Presenter, “Export Controls on Encryption Products”, International Compliance Professionals Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, March 2008
  • Presenter, “Export Controls on Encryption Products”, International Compliance Professionals Association Annual Conference, Miami, Florida, March 2007

Publications

Did you know?

  • Prior to attending law school, Toni worked in private industry for several small defense contractors. She held various positions including Test Director, Contracts Manager, and Program Manager.
  • Toni enjoys spending time outdoors

 

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Thomsen and Burke LLP

International Trade and Investment Counsel for Technology Companies

Baltimore, MD
Washington, DC

P  410.539.2595
E  info@t-b.com
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