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Blake Hulnick practices at the intersection of export controls, sanctions, and white-collar defense. He represents companies and individuals in sensitive civil and criminal investigations matters, particularly those focused on issues implicating national security and international trade controls. He also maintains an active sanctions and export controls advisory practice.

In his litigation and investigations practice, Mr. Hulnick has experience representing both individual clients and sophisticated international companies, often in matters involving parallel investigations by civil and criminal authorities. His experience ranges from scoping subpoena responses and overseeing the collection and production of documents in multiple languages to conducting analyses of legal exposure, preparing witnesses and presentations, and crafting the strongest possible arguments in support of his clients’ positions.

Mr. Hulnick’s investigations practice is informed by his experience advising clients on the rapidly changing U.S. sanctions and export controls landscape. He advises a wide range of U.S. and non-U.S. companies on U.S. sanctions administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, particularly those targeting Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Venezuela. He also regularly advises clients on the export controls administered by the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security. In each of these areas, Mr. Hulnick’s work ranges from providing guidance, assessing newly announced rules, seeking advisory opinions or export licenses, and conducting corporate due diligence to assisting clients with voluntary disclosures and enforcement matters.

On Thursday, November 12, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order (the “Order”) that, beginning on January 11, 2021, will prohibit U.S. persons from transacting in the publicly traded securities of 31 companies that the Department of Defense has identified as “Communist Chinese military companies.” The requirement for the Department of Defense to create a