Alan Kashdan - McDermott Will & Emery


Alan Kashdan focuses his practice on regulatory matters, particularly international trade regulation including compliance with US export controls and sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Department of Commerce and the Department of State. Additionally, Alan has handled numerous countervailing and antidumping duty actions before the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission.

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Export Controls and Other Matters

  • Advised US and multinational companies on compliance issues arising from US sanctions against Iran, Venezuela and Russia/Ukraine*
  • Advised US and non-US companies on compliance implications of tightening sanctions against Iran, including following US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action*
  • Acted as government-approved compliance auditor as part of an export violation settlement*

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  • Legal 500 US 2022
  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, sponsored by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals and the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 2016 to 2017


  • US-Canada Free Trade Agreement Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Dispute Resolution Panel, member
  • American Bar Association, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee (vice chair), International Trade Committee (secretary)
  • George Washington University Government Contracts Program, teacher and author of course materials for twice yearly seminar on international government procurement, 1992 to 2006


Harvard Law School, JD, cum laude, 1980
Princeton University, AB, magna cum laude, 1975

District of Columbia

Court of International Trade
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the District of Columbia

Chinese (Mandarin)