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Handling Voluntary Disclosures and Internal Investigations

Upon purchase, an email will be sent that provides a link to view the webinar recording, a copy of the presentation, and a certificate of completion. Access to view the webinar recording will be available for one year from the purchase date.

 The purpose of an export compliance program is to catch potential violations before they happen. However, sometimes a potential violation is not identified until after an incident has already taken place. Additionally, the significant and ongoing regulatory revisions to the ITAR and EAR have added to the complexity of overall export compliance by shifting jurisdiction or altering relevant regulatory criteria.

In this webinar, we will discuss the fundamentals of an export compliance program and run through a cradle-to-grave example of how to handle an investigation into a potential violation of the ITAR and EAR. This discussion will highlight the key issues and questions that arise, and provide participants with best practices and strategies. In addition, we will discuss insights into how DDTC and BIS handle investigations and how to prepare effective voluntary disclosures.

Led by a former senior member of DDTC who advised the FBI and Department of Homeland Security on criminal export enforcement investigations, this webinar is intended to bring organizations up-to-speed on administering an effective compliance program and how to deal with the voluntary disclosure process before DDTC and BIS.


  • Compliance programs and discovering potential violations
  • Handling internal investigations with and without legal counsel
  • Preparing a voluntary disclosure to DDTC or BIS
  • Dealing with dual disclosures
  • Working with DDTC and BIS
  • Understanding the disclosure process
  • Identifying mitigating factors and corrective actions
  • Writing effective voluntary disclosures

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include commentary from Christopher Stagg, whose experience as a senior regulator with the U.S. Department of State and in private practice gives him unique understanding of the successful strategies companies require to navigate export controls and other national security related matters. Mr. Stagg served with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 to 2013. In this position he was the deputy lead for the U.S. Department of State on Export Control Reform. Additionally, Mr. Stagg was a leading member of the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) section that determines whether items are on the U.S. Munitions List. He was involved in more than 500 CJ determinations and appeals, and authored the government’s procedures and regulations on reviewing requests.

I really enjoyed this webinar. The presenter was really knowledgeable and easy to follow. He also provided great examples that felt relevant to our business for context.
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Webinar Details


February 26, 2019


1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session



1 Participant: $150.00
2-5 Participants: $112.50 each
(25% discount for all participants)
6 or more Participants: $75.00 each
(50% discount for all participants)

ECoP® EAR or ITAR Renewal Credits


Event #: 13562
CES: 1.5