Technology Transfer and Encryption
Companies establishing operations outside the United States such as manufacturers seeking to take advantage of lower-cost sources of supply, face distinct issues of export compliance. The International Trade Group includes lawyers experienced in advising companies with respect to the transfer of U.S.-origin software and technology to foreign locations. This includes experience in the regulation of independent software development outside the United States and the opening of service centers in countries like India and China.
Among the most pervasive form of regulated software in use today is encryption. The group includes lawyers experienced in representing some of the largest multinationals in the telecommunications, computer and software industries who routinely face issues of encryption regulation, under both U.S. and foreign law. The group includes individuals with technical degrees able to address the technical complexity of the issues presented under the encryption regulations.