Alan Hayes advises clients on export control, sanctions and anticorruption laws affecting multinational companies, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and other international export control regimes. Alan works closely with clients to understand the technology that drives their businesses, and advises clients on the full range of legal, compliance and policy issues related to trade and technology—including assessing risk, developing effective advocacy strategies and implementing compliance programs and mechanisms. Alan has also conducted internal investigations and assisted clients in responding to government inquiries, and developed and conducted training programs for legal and business teams. Alan rejoined Akin Gump in 2022 after three years working in-house as export counsel at Amazon Web Services. He has worked and advised clients in the United States and abroad. Alan received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was the editor in chief of The Review of Litigation and a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as an intern to the Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Prior to attending law school, he spent two years teaching high school English in Rio Grande City, Texas, as a member of Teach for America.