Joshua D. Fitzhugh
Mr. Fitzhugh is Counsel in Pillsbury's International Trade group. His practice involves export controls, international corporate compliance, international trade regulation, customs law issues, and international trade agreements. He counsels clients in the aerospace, satellite, electronics, defense, communications, chemicals and materials, financial services, and energy sectors.
Mr. Fitzhugh represents clients on export control matters before the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Defense, and has significant experience in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations. Mr. Fitzhugh has performed company-wide compliance reviews for major aerospace and defense companies; helped reorganize and manage a multinational aerospace and defense firm’s export control licensing and compliance function; developed export control compliance programs for satellite operators, defense contractors, and technology firms; performed export control compliance audits and reviews; drafted and reviewed numerous Technical Assistance Agreements, Distribution Agreements and Technology Transfer Control Plans; and prepared license applications, commodity retransfer requests, Commodity Jurisdiction requests and product, technology and service classifications and reviews. Mr. Fitzhugh has worked with State and Commerce Department officials on a broad range of policy issues, including deemed exports, foreign national employment, mergers and acquisitions, and the treatment of military components in civil aircraft end items. He has also advised clients on export licensing requirements, Voluntary Disclosures, and compliance recordkeeping.
Mr. Fitzhugh litigates on behalf of clients in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. He has counseled U.S. and foreign clients in trade actions involving both market and non-market economy countries, and in industries including chemicals, steel and materials, consumer goods, and energy products. Mr. Fitzhugh has represented his clients before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and is one of the few attorneys to have litigated antidumping or countervailing duty cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Fitzhugh also counsels clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) and customs law issues before the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security. In this capacity he has advised U.S. companies on agency relationships and government contracting in China, Russia, the Middle East, and elsewhere; counseled foreign corporations on contacting US legislative and executive branch officials under FARA; and prepared customs product classification requests, protests and appeals.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Fitzhugh worked in the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration on Middle Eastern trade issues, and at the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.