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John P. Barker

John P. Barker

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Washington, DC, USA


John Barker’s practice focuses on national security including export controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and trade sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control at the US Department of the Treasury (OFAC).  He also assists entities with compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He helps companies and institutions establish compliance plans, obtain export authorizations, and provides representation in enforcement proceedings. He represents companies before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) in reviews required under the US Exon-Florio statute. Mr. Barker came to the firm from the US Department of State, where he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Controls and, prior to that, as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Controls where he supervised what is now the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

Mr. Barker testified frequently before the US Congress on a wide variety of export control matters including trade sanctions, preventing the transfer of arms and dual-use technology to state sponsors of terrorism, the Export Administration Act, export licensing and compliance, and regulation of the aerospace industry.

Mr. Barker was recognized nationally in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business for his work on export controls and trade sanctions.

Mr. Barker received his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1986, where he was Managing Editor of the Journal of Law Reform. After his clerkship with the Honorable James S. Holden of the US District Court for the District of Vermont, he was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Center for International Affairs. He also served as a Visiting Fellow at London’s International Institute for Strategic Studies. From 1988 to 1993, he was an associate at Graham & James, where he served in the firm’s Palo Alto, Tokyo, and San Francisco offices.

John P. Barker is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Brokering Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations - Coping With U.S. Export Controls 2016, Monday, December 19, 2016
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Coping with U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions 2017, Thursday, December 14, 2017, Washington, DC
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