Steven Hill is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He has nearly 20 years of experience in a broad array of international trade regulation compliance and enforcement matters, particularly export controls, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions laws enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), customs and other importation laws, anti-boycott laws, and anti-corruption laws, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
Mr. Hill regularly advises multinational businesses in every context in which compliance with international trade laws may arise, including responding to governmental enforcement actions, preparation of voluntary disclosures and other submissions to governmental authorities, conducting internal investigations of potential violations of international trade laws, as well as ongoing day-to-day compliance matters, such as classification of goods, software, and technology, assessment of the impact of sanctions programs on proposed transactions, and obtaining licenses from relevant government agencies. Mr. Hill also assists clients in conducting internal risk assessments and development and implementation of compliance programs and has conducted targeted training on international trade laws for clients located in a number of countries. As part of his experience, Mr. Hill regularly assists clients in conducting international trade-related diligence on mergers and acquisitions, joint venture partners, and other business partners and intermediaries.
Mr. Hill routinely works with the firm’s public policy, corporate, securities, government contracts, and white collar/criminal defense areas to provide coordinated services to clients on international trade compliance matters. He also has substantial experience working with attorneys and experts in foreign countries to formulate effective advice in matters covering multiple national jurisdictions.
As part of his services to clients on substantive international trade matters, Mr. Hill regularly advises on national security reviews of foreign acquisitions and investments in the United States conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). This includes analysis of proposed transactions for potential national security risk factors, development of effective strategies in approaching CFIUS and other relevant actors within the U.S. government, and submission of voluntary notifications to CFIUS.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Hill was a lawyer in the international trade practice groups of several other prominent Washington, D.C. law firms.