Attorney Matthew A. Goldstein is licensed to practice law in Washington DC with a practice focused on U.S. export controls. His past and present representations include assistance to manufacturers in exports to Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East. This work includes analysis and consultations on commodity jurisdiction and commodity classification, license applications, advisory opinion requests, and other submissions to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security and the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; the development and implementation of corporate trade compliance programs; and company training. Matthew has also represented parties to university and private industry partnerships and provided export control guidance to federally funded research and development centers engaged in international cooperative agreements involving export controlled technologies.
Matthew was the Export Control Industry Group Coordinator for the Law Firm of Snell & Wilmer LLP and a Senior Associate at the Law Firm of Miller & Chevalier Chartered in Washington DC.
From 2011 to 2013, he served as the Team Leader of contractor support at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Export Control Group where he was as an export controls compliance subject matter expert for DHS and coordinated agency component, federal laboratory, and division-wide compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
At DHS, Matthew reviewed draft agency rule making and made recommendations for agency positions in the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative and participated in White House and Department of Defense meetings on control list transfers. He also provided review and recommendations for agency positions on commodity jurisdiction requests staffed to DHS by the Department of State.
Matthew is active in supporting international human rights causes and twice served as Chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation International Human Rights Award Subcommittee. His research on honor killings is cited by Human Rights Watch and in various academic publications.
Matthew is also experienced in litigating claims in Federal District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeal.
- Member, Defense Trade Advisory Group, U.S. Department of State Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, 2014 to Present.
- Co-Chair, Fundamental Research Working Group, Materials Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security, 2015.
- Co-Chair, Public Domain Working Group, Materials Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security, 2014.
- Member, Materials Technical Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security, 2013 to Present.
- Working Group Member, ITAR Brokering Rule, American Bar Association Section of International Law Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, 2013.
- Member, Cybersecurity Legal Committee Task Force, American Bar Association Section on International Law, 2012 to 2013.
- Steering Committee Member, American Bar Association Section of International Law Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, 2011 to 2013.
- Member, Task Force on Integration of Vienna Convention Consular Notification Requirements into United States Law, American Bar Association Section on Litigation, 2009.
- Chairman, International Human Rights Award Committee, American Bar Association Section on Litigation, 2008 and 2009.
- Export Control Law & Reform Threats to Research and Publication, Arizona Optics Industry Association, 2015
- Defense Trade Brokering, The Knowledge Group, 2013
- Export Controls on the Practice of Law, State Bar of Arizona Convention, 2008
- U.S. Export Controls, Embargoes, & Economic Sanctions Regulations, Thunderbird University, 2008
- U.S. Export Controls on U.S./UK Aerospace Arrangements, Arizona Department of Commerce, 2007
- Export Controls on Nanotechnology, 2nd Annual Arizona Nanotechnology Symposium, 2007
- Brief Primer on Export Controls for the University, University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences, 2007
- Complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations in the Invigorated Post-9/11 Enforcement Environment (Moderator), Arizona District Export Council, 2007
- “Status and Adverse Consequences of U.S. Export Control Reform,” Thomson Reuters Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Volume 3, Number 6, June 2014.
- “United States Trade with North Korea: The Sanctions, Recent Transactions, and Contradictions,” WorldECR, Issue 25, September 2013.
- Editor and Co-Author, “International Legal Developments in Review: 2012: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions,” The International Lawyer, American Bar Association, Volume 47, Spring 2013.
- “Department of State Confirms Prior Approval Requirement for Electronic Exports to Public Domain in Case of 3D-Printable Gun,” Thomson Reuters Practical Trade & Customs Strategies, Volume 2, Number 11, June 2013.
- “An Election Eve Perspective on Export Control Reform: Where It Is and a Forecast of Things to Come,” WorldECR, Issue 17, November 2012.
- Editor and Co-Author, “International Legal Developments in Review: 2011: Export Controls and Economic Sanctions,” The International Lawyer, American Bar Association, Volume 46, Spring 2012.
- “Transmitting Private Sector Technical Data into the Public Domain under the ITAR,” Kluwer Global Trade and Customs Journal, Issue 6-10, October 2011.
- “Eight Steps to Export Controls Compliance,” GlobalTrade.net, Web. 22 July 2011.
- “Hecho en Cuba, Prohibido en America: The United States War on the Communist Cigar,” Smoke Magazine, 2011: Issue 1.
- Co-author, “Does Your Human Resources Screen For Export Control and Economic Sanctions Violations? They Should!” The Practical Lawyer, American Law Institute | American Bar Association, April 2008.
- Co-author, “Working Successfully with ITAR in U.S. Canadian Defence Industry Technology Transfers,” Government of Quebec, February 2008.
- “DFARS Amendment and Defense Trade Treaties,” Miller & Chevalier International Issues Preview 2008, January 2008.
- Co-author, “Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Are Now in Effect; What Tier is Your Facility?” Homeland Defense Journal, Volume 5, Issue 11, November 2007.
- “Multiple Regulations Multiply Risk,” Snell & Wilmer Global Connection, August 2007.
- “Consider Export Controls and Foreign Transactions and Practices Regulations in Merger, Acquisition, and Divestiture Activities,” American Bar Association Section on Business Young Lawyers’ Forum eNewsletter, June 2007.
- “Custom Orders That Are More Than You Bargained For,” Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, June 2007.
- “Five Million Dollar Penalty May Be For Real,” Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert, May 2007.
- “Government Restrictions on International Travel With Your Laptop,” Tucson Business Edge, January 2007.
- “How Do Export Controls Affect Your Legal Practice?” The Writ, Pima County Bar Association, December 2006.
- “Reducing Your Company’s Exposure to Terrorism Related Claims,” Homeland Defense Journal, Volume 4, Issue 12, December 2006.
- “Are U.S. Economic Sanctions Your Business Risk?” Inside Tucson Business, August 2006.
- “The Biological Roots of Heat-of-Passion Crimes and Honor Killings.” Journal of Politics and the Life Sciences, Volume 21, Number 2, September 2002.