Jim Bartlett

Principal – Full Circle Trade Law, PLLC, Washington, DC
Partner – Full Circle Compliance, BV, Bruchem, The Netherlands

James E. Bartlett III is an attorney with a specialty in export and import law. Jim is co-author of the textbook, United States Export Controls (7th ed. 2017), author of Bartlett’s Annotated International Traffic in Arms Regulations (BITAR), author of Bartlett’s Annotated Foreign Trade Regulations (BAFTR), editor of the Society of International Affairs “Pocket ITAR”, editor of The Export/Import Daily Update (“The Daily Bugle”), and is Associate Editor of the ABA Public Contract Law Journal.

Mr. Bartlett’s professional qualifications include a law degree from Albany Law School, Union University (1974), and a Master of Laws (Government Procurement) from George Washington University Law Center (1987).  He is also a licensed U.S. Customs broker.  Jim is licensed to practice law in the courts of New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Virginia, the District of Columbia, various U.S. district courts, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court.  Jim is a member of the State Department Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), the Commerce Department Regulations and Policy Technical Advisory Council (RAPTAC), the American Bar Association’s International Law Export Controls and Economic Sanctions steering committee, and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Mr. Bartlett practices law in Washington, DC, is a partner of the international trade compliance audit firm, Full Circle Compliance, BV, of Bruchem, Netherlands and Washington DC, and is a lecturer in trade law at the Netherlands Defense Academy, the University of Liverpool, and the LUISS University Law School, Rome.  Jim was previously Assistant General Counsel of the Defense Intelligence Agency; Senior Counsel—Export/Import Law, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Director of Global Trade Controls, Harris Corporation; Assistant Professor of Military Law, U.S. Naval Academy, and spent several years as a federal prosecutor and trial defense counsel.  Jim and his wife Ellie live in Vienna, VA, and Bruchem, Netherlands.

Contact Jim Bartlett at Full Circle Trade Law, PLLC 
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Suite 700
Washington DC 20004



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