John A. Gurtunca

John A. Gurtunca

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Associate

Washington, District of Columbia

John regularly advises clients with respect to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He frequently assists clients with license applications, commodity classifications, compliance program design and implementation, audits, and voluntary disclosures to various government agencies, including the Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and OFAC. John has experience helping U.S. companies respond to U.S. criminal and civil government subpoenas related to the export, re-export or transfer of dual-use goods and technologies to foreign countries, and he has represented individuals and entities seeking removal from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN List). John also has experience providing strategic counsel to investors, acquirers and target companies navigating national security reviews before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including advising them on the regulatory implications of various transactions and minimizing CFIUS implications. In addition, John has experience analyzing and tracking legislative and regulatory developments in key areas to assist clients, including global Fortune 500 companies, formulate and carry out strategies to impact policy and regulatory issues at the intersection of national security, trade, and technology. Prior to joining the firm, John worked at another large international law firm. In law school, John worked as a summer law clerk in the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security’s Office of Chief Counsel for Industry and Security and as a legal extern at the William & Mary Office of Compliance & Equity.

Experience

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Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP

  • Associate
    Aug 2022 ∼ Present 3 months
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  • Associate
    Jan 2021 ∼ Aug 2022 1 year
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College of William & Mary

  • Class of 2020 ∼
Firm Prospects attorney tracking launched in 2015/2016. Prior employment history currently unavailable.

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