U.S. regulations of software exports are scattered throughout the Commerce Control List according to the software’s utility. We help clients assess the licensing requirements for their products and technologies and assist them in filing the appropriate applications. For example, we assist clients that produce or export:

  • E-Commerce Technologies
  • Software
  • Identity Management


Software containing encryption features deserves special attention as the Bureau of Industry and Security separately regulates encryption software. Our attorneys have extensive experience with obtaining licenses and exceptions for exports utilizing cryptography.

Recent Matters:

  • Advised computer and software companies in enforcement matters involving exports to China before the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Counseled software, scientific instrument, semiconductor, and programmable logic device companies with implementation of export compliance programs under the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations
  • 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, telecommunications, semiconductor, and semiconductor processing equipment companies

For more information, please contact Roz Thomsen.