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Doug Jacobson has 20 years of experience representing a
wide range of companies on international trade-related issues. He serves as principal outside international trade counsel to a number of U.S.
and non U.S.-based multinational companies that produce medical, electronic,
industrial, defense, consumer and aerospace products. His experience includes:

Export Controls and Sanctions

  • Assists companies in understanding and navigating the complex rules set forth
    in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic
    in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the various sanctions regulations administered
    by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

  • Represents companies in enforcement proceedings
    conducted by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the
    Office of Antiboycott Compliance, the State Department's Directorate of Defense
    Trade Controls and OFAC.

Customs and Imports

  • Represents clients before
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in focused assessment audits, penalty
    investigations and enforcement actions.

  • Advises companies regarding
    the U.S. regulations governing the classification, valuation and marking of
    imported products. 

  • Experienced in handling NAFTA and Free Trade Agreement  verifications and issues.

Other Trade Matters

  • Extensive experience representing producers,
    importers and other interested parties in antidumping and countervailing duty
    investigations and reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and
    U.S. International Trade Commission.

  • Experienced in advising
    and training companies on compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices


Practice areas


  1. International Law: 75%
    26 years, 100 cases
  2. Financial Services: 10%
    26 years
  3. Transportation: 10%
    26 years
  4. Election Campaign: 5%
    26 years

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Contact info

Law Offices of Douglas N. Jacobson, PLLC

1725 I Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20006-2423


DCActive 200407/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Volunteer AwardBread for the City Legal Program2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Douglas N. Jacobson, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerSandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.2009 - 2010
PartnerStrasburger & Price, LLP2006 - 2009
AttorneyLaw Offices of Douglas N. Jacobson, LLC2002 - 2005
Of CounselDicktein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky1990 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Exporters and ImportersMember2006 - Present
N/AN/A2005 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2004 - Present
International Compliance Professionals AssociationMember2003 - Present
National Council on International Trade and Development (NCITD)Board Member and General Counsel2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Customs and International Trade Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
UnknownUpdate on Mandatory AES and Changes to Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations,2005
Export PractitionerSlamming Giants, Lessons Learned From the Raytheon and Boeing/Hughes Settlements2003
Export PractitionerNew Trials Ordered for Defendants Convicted for Illegal Sales to Cuba2003
Export PractitionerForbidden Trade, The U.S. Hard Line on Exports to Cuba2002
Export PractitionerDealing With Antiboycott Requests in the Real World2002
Export PractitionerTSRA: A Work in Progress, The Reality of Exporting Humanitarian Goods to Embargoed Destinations2002
American University Law ReviewAfter Cipollone v. Liggett Group, Inc.: How Wide Will the Floodgates of Cigarette Litigation Open?1990
International Trade Law NewsInternational Trade Law NewsN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Washington University in St. LouisN/AD.M.D1987
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Major Electronics Manufacturer In-House Training ProgramCanadian Export Controls2007
Dallas Exporter's RoundtableFCPA and Import/Export Compliance2007
International Trade Compliance for Medical Technology CompaniesExport Compliance2006
International Financial Services AssociationInternational Trade Compliance2006
International Compliance Professionals AssociationITAR and EAR Technology Transfers2006
Advanced Contract Risk Management in Upstream Oil and GasImport, Export and FCPA Compliance2006
International Trade Compliance for Medical Technology ManufacturersImport and Export Compliance2005
NumerousImport and Export ComplianceN/A