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Federal Lawsuit Challenges Prior Restraint on Public Speech

On May 6, 2015, GOLDSTEIN PLLC with other co-counsel filed a civil action in the U.S. Federal District Court for the District Austin under Case No. 1:15-cv-00372 on behalf of Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation against the U.S. Department of State and other government defendants to prevent application of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 C.F.R. Part 120 […]


Guest Speakers at Arizona Optics Industry Association

Matthew Goldstein and Bill Conley of GOLDSTEIN PLLC spoke at an April 20, 2015 meeting of the Arizona Optics Industry Association on U.S. Export Controls applicable to fundamental research and scientific publications and industry’s role in responding to proposed changes, soon to be published in the Federal Register, by the departments of Commerce and State.  These proposed rules are expected to adversely impact private […]


Consent Agreement Management

Every year, United States and foreign companies enter into Consent Decree and Deferred Prosecution agreements for violations of U.S. export control Laws. These agreements often require the appointment of a Special Officer or other Independent Monitor, implementation of complex corporate compliance programs, regular audits of compliance with U.S. export controls, investigations and reporting of all potential export control violations, and […]


MTAC Makes Recommendations on Feasibility of Controls on Privately Generated Unclassified Technical Information

Recommendations of the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Materials Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) regarding the “Feasibility of Controls on Privately Generated Unclassified Technical Information” is now available in a White Paper produced by the MTAC Public Domain Working Group.  Matthew co-chaired the working group that authored the White Paper and regularly consults with industry on U.S. Government requirements […]