Doug Jacobson

Doug Jacobson

An experienced international trade lawyer based in Washington, DC, Doug Jacobson is a Senior Advisor to the Trusted Trade Alliance, assisting clients on a wide range of issues relating to laws and regulations associated with international trade transactions. Doug serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of U.S. and non U.S.-based multinational companies that produce medical, electronic, industrial, consumer and aerospace products.

With respect to export matters, Doug counsels clients on compliance with U.S. and multilateral regimes governing the export of dual-use items, software, technology, defense articles and humanitarian products. He assists companies in understanding and navigating the complex rules set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and the various sanctions regulations administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).   He also represents companies in enforcement proceedings conducted by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the Office of Antiboycott Compliance, the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and OFAC. He represents clients before U.S. Customs and Border Protection in focused assessment audits, penalty investigations and enforcement actions. Doug also has substantial experience representing producers, importers and other interested parties in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission, and in advising and training companies on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Doug is the author of a number of articles on international trade topics and is the editor and publisher of International Trade Law News (, a Web-based compilation of news and information on export controls, customs and other international trade issues. Doug is active in a number of international trade organizations, and is a former Co-Chair of the Export Controls Committee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers.

Doug received a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin (1983), a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis (1987), and a Juris Doctorate from the American University's Washington College of Law (1990), where he was an editor of the American University Law Review. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Maryland Bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


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