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Larry is an attorney in the Corporate Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.  Larry concentrates his practice on U.S. export control matters and technology licensing.

Larry advises clients on compliance matters related to U.S. export controls. He regularly represents clients before the Department of Commerce on matters involving the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Department of State on matters involving the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Department of the Treasury on matters involving the embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Larry also represents energy and technology companies on the export regulations administered by the Department of Energy and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Larry regularly prepares export license applications and classification requests and drafts export compliance policies and training programs for clients ranging from small emerging companies to large public corporations and international professional associations. Larry counsels clients on regulatory issues associated with foreign investment in the United States, including reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), foreign ownership, control and influence (FOCI) mitigation plans under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and export control due diligence in mergers and acquisitions. Larry also regularly drafts compliance programs regarding the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and trains clients in FCPA compliance obligations.

Larry regularly negotiates and drafts IP licensing agreements (particularly in the fields of life science and biotechnology), contracts, and franchise, supply and distribution agreements. Larry represents clients in various industries including manufacturing, retail, service, hospitality, biotech and technology..


Practice areas


  1. International Law: 35%
  2. Federal Regulation: 35%
  3. Government Contracts: 15%
  4. Licensing: 15%

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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Columbia Center
701 Fifth Avenue, Suite 6100
Seattle, WA, 98104-7043


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Washington Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
40 Under 40 HonoreePuget Sound Business Journal2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDorsey & Whitney LLP2013 - Present
AssociateDorsey & Whitney LLP2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
WayfindBoard Chair2015 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law SectionExport Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee Steering Group2013 - Present
TreehouseBoard Member2013 - Present
Aerospace and Defense Forum of Orange CountySteering Committee Member2012 - Present
Washington State Bar Association, International Practice SectionMember2007 - Present
Licensing Executive Society - Seattle ChapterMemberN/A
Defense Trade Advisory GroupMember2014 - 2016
King County Bar AssociationVice Chair, Membership Committee2013 - 2015
Washington Attorneys Assisting Community OrganizationsBoard Member2012 - 2015
King County Bar AssociationChair, Young Lawyers Division2011 - 2012
King County Bar AssociationVice Chair, Young Lawyers Division2010 - 2011
King County Bar AssociationTrustee, Young Lawyers Division2010 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Notre Dame Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Notre DameN/AN/A2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PNDC ITAR Summit2014 Enforcement Cases and What to do When Something has Gone Wrong2015
Strafford CLEOFAC Ukraine-Related Sanctions: Overcoming Compliance Challenges, Meeting Evolving U.S. and EU Sanctions2014
ITAR SummitEnsuring Your Company's Success Through Compliance with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2014
ITAR SummitRecent Enforcement Cases and What to Do If Something has Gone Wrong2014
ITAR SummitEstablishing & Maintaining an Effective Export Controls Compliance Program2014
Export Controls: Awareness and ApplicationPanel: Export Control Reform2014
Export Controls: Awareness and ApplicationInternal Investigations and Voluntary Self-Disclosures2014
American Conference Institute’s 8th Forum on International Technology Transfers & Deemed Export ComplianceWhat BIS and DDTC Expect from Your Technology Control Plan: How to Incorporate and Implement New IT Management, Security and Training Procedures that will Impress the Agencies2014
ABA Section of International Law Program2013 U.S. Export Controls Year in Review2014
WSBA International Law Section CLERecent FCPA Developments and Conducting Internal Investigations2013
Orange County Aerospace & Defense Forum, August MeetingIs Your Company Part of the $500B Yearly Cyber Loss?2013
International Traffic in Arms Regulations SummitOverview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2013
International Traffic in Arms Regulations SummitNuts and Bolts of Export Controls: Dealing with the Regulations2013
ICE Seattle Export Control SeminarAn Overview of Export Controls under the U.S. Department of Commerce2013
Export Control Reform and IndustryExport Control Reform and Industry2013
Washington State Bar Association, International Practice SectionFundamentals of U.S. Export Control Laws2012
The A&D Forum of Orange CountyHow U.S. Export Control and Related Laws May Change during the Next Four Years2012
Montana World Trade Center Bozeman Export SeminarUS Export Controls2012
Managing Compliance with International Arms RegulationsOverview of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2012
International Trade Alliance New to Export SeminarBasic Considerations for Selling and Sourcing in International Markets2012
ExporTechLegal Considerations for International Business2011
Dorsey UForeign Investments and Acquisitions in the United States: Dealing with CFIUS2011
Deemed Exports - When Export Licensing Requirements Can Impact You in Troublesome WaysThe Impact of Deemed Exports in the University and Research Institute Setting2011
Washington State Bar Association CLEAvoiding the High Costs of Franchising: the Differences between Franchising and Licensing2009
International Franchise Association Annual ConventionFranchise Sales in a Changing Economic Climate2009
International Franchise Association Seattle Franchise Business NetworkLocal Store Marketing that Works2008
International Franchise Association, Seattle and San Francisco Franchise Business Network (FBN) ChaptersThe Keys to Successful Franchise Relations2007