Jon P. Yormick
Mr. Yormick is an experienced international business and trade attorney, practicing for more than 25 years. In his customs and international trade practice, Mr. Yormick represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) on import and export laws and regulations, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). He has represented clients in the advanced manufacturing; advanced materials; aerospace and defense; automotive; distribution; electronics; energy; medical device; oil/gas; optics, photonics and imaging (OPI); steel and specialty metals; textiles and apparel; and transportation/logistics sectors.
Mr. Yormick regularly advises and represents clients on matters such as compliance programs, due diligence reviews, investigations, penalty proceedings, export licensing of defense and “dual use” items and technologies, Technical Assistance, Manufacturing License, and Warehouse and Distribution Agreements, economic sanctions and trade embargoes, export licensing of foods, medicine and medical devices under the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act (TSRA), prior and voluntary self-disclosures of violations, investigations, penalty proceedings, ruling requests, Commodity Jurisdiction determinations, and scope rulings and administrative reviews regarding antidumping/countervailing duty orders.
His international business practice involves preparing, reviewing, and negotiating a variety of international commercial agreements relating to commercial agent, distributorship, licensing, manufacturing, supplier, transportation and other strategic alliances, emphasizing litigation avoidance, limitation of liability, tariff reduction, savings under Free Trade Agreements, and other risk management and cost reduction strategies. Mr. Yormick also advises clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-bribery/anti-corruption regimes, such as the UK Bribery Act (UKBA) and Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA), including compliance programs and practices, as well as laws relating to international trade and federal government contracts such as the Berry Amendment, the Buy American Act and the Trade Agreements Act.