Thursday, April 19, 2018


  • Perry Bechky co-edited for the American Society of International Law the second edition of International Law: 100 Ways It Shapes Our Lives.  The publication may be downloaded here.
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's periodical USA Country Report for March 2018 appeared in the major German law journal Kommunikation & Recht. The report covers privacy, online immunity under the CDA, free speech and viewpoint discrimination as well as jurisdictional issues.
  • Perry Bechky's article on Microinvestment Disputes has been republished as a chapter in a new book from Oxford University Press on Small & Medium Sized Businesses in International Economic Law, 2017
  • Perry Bechky's article on economic sanctions will be published in the Missouri Law Review.  A draft is available here.
  • An article by Bruce Zagaris entitled "Antigua and Dominica make changes to diplomatic passports as proper regulation of citizenship-by-investment continues to be an issue for the Caribbean" was featured in Cayman Financial Review on July 18, 2017. Read it here
  • Bruce Zagaris was featured as a guest blogger on Money Laundering Watch on July 4, 2017. Read his post, "AML Due Diligence Standards for U.S. Lawyers" here.  
  • Bruce Zagaris authors article "Trump yet to play his cards: What Next for FATCA Agreements and Transparency in the US," which appears in the current issue of the STEP Journal. Read the article here.
  • On April 26, 2017, Bruce Zagaris authored an article for Cayman Financial Review "U.S. suspension of premium processing for H1-B visas creates opportunities to attract high-tech businesses to the Caribbean: Barbados as a model." Read the article here.
  • On January 10, 2017, Bruce Zagaris' article "International Enforcement Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere: A Search for a Better Architectural Framework” was published in Terrorism: An Electronic Journal and Knowledge Base, Vol. V, No. 3 (December 2016). Read the article here.
  • The STEP Journal (July 2016, Volume 24/Issue 6) published an article by Bruce Zagaris on what the new US Treasury final rules on customer due diligence mean for US financial institutions. Read the article here.
  • On July 20, 2016, Bruce Zagaris authored a Commentary: US Congress reconsiders strategic importance of partnership with the Caribbean, which appeared in
  • Michelle Turner Roberts and Bruce Zagaris author paper on the recent easing of sanctions on Cuba.
  • On November 16, 2015, Tax Notes International published an op ed piece by Bruce Zagaris, "Raising Revenue on the Backs of Caribbean Jurisdictions."  
  • Bruce Zagaris has co-authored a new book titled, Business Ethics: A Guide to Surviving Storms, Challenges, and Ethical Risks (and in Spanish: Ética empresarial: Una perspectiva global).
  • Cambridge University Press has published the second edition of Bruce Zagaris' book, International White Collar Crime (Aug. 2015). In addition to updated chapters, the book includes two new chapters on international environmental law and international securities enforcement. More information can be found here.
  • Babak HoghooghiBen Floweand Dan Fisher-Owens author a paper on the state of U.S. sanctions on Iran in the aftermath of the P5+1 Agreement and the permissible scope of activities by U.S. Persons. 
  • Bruce Zagaris has co-authored Business Ethics: A Guide to Surviving Storms, Challenges, and Ethical Risks.  The publisher is now accepting pre-orders here.  
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's periodical USA Country Report for March 2015 appeared in the major German law journal Kommunikation & Recht on page 174. The report covers the CDA, online and offline freedom of speech, privacy, advertising, spam, and the new Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices. 
  • Bruce Zagaris co-authored an article, "Sorting Through the Confusion," on the difficulties of coping with the proliferation of new anti-corruption and anti-money laundering laws, which appeared in Inside Supply Management.  
  • Business Barbados publishes Bruce Zagaris' article "US-Cuba Opening:  Are There Opportunities for Barbados?"  
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's periodical USA Country Report for July 2014 appeared in the major German law journal Kommunikation & Recht on page 496. The report covers developments in media, intellectual property, defamation and privacy law and terms and conditions for websites. 
  • Bruce Zagaris authors report on International Asset Forfeiture and Recovering Proceeds from Illegal Elephant Poaching.
  • John Ordway, Sourcing Product Overseas for Sale to the U.S. Government:  Selected Fundamental Considerations, Navigating the Government Contracts Process:  Leading Lawyers on Examining Recent Trends in Government Contracting and Understanding Their Affect on Clients (Astapore Books 2010 Ed). 
  • John Ordway, The U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations:  A Hazard for the Uninitiated in the Private Spaceflight and Space Tourism Industries; 58th International Astronautical Congress, Hyderabad, India; September 2007.
  • John Ordway, Demystifying the ITAR in International Space Cooperation (with Karl Abendschein and Corinne Contant Jorgenson); 57th International Astronautical Congress, Valencia, Spain; September 2006.
  • John Ordway, The Intersection of U.S. Export Controls and International Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association International Section Spring Meeting, April 2006.
  • Partner Clemens Kochinke's copyright analysis of the recent Google Books digitalization decisions appeared in Kommunikation & Recht, Frankfurt,Germany, with the title Licht in der Grauzone: Google Books, January 2014, p. 15.

Read more: Publications


  • Current career information
  • On April 5, 2018, Perry Bechky was named to the Executive Council (the board of directors) of the American Society of International Law.  At the same time, he completed his service as the co-chair of ASIL’s interest group on international dispute resolution.
  • John Amaya, a former DHS official and Senior Counsel to Sen. Patrick Leahy, joins BCR. Click here to read the press release.
  • On May 25, 2016, Bruce Zagaris appeared on an RSI (Swiss) News in a segment on the rise of South Dakota Trusts. Watch the video here
  • On May 23, 2016, Michelle Turner Roberts spoke on Identifying the Benefits and Pitfalls of U.S./Cuba Expanded Trade.
  • Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on Deemed Exports at ACI's EAR Boot Camp in Chicago, IL, May 23-25, 2016.  
  • On May 11, Dan Fisher-Owens was a speaker at a WIT-NC event called, Cloud Computing in a Complex Regulatory Environment. 
  • On May 8, 2016, Bruce Zagaris was quoted in a lengthy Financial Times article, "US Tax Havens: the New Switzerland." Read the article here.  
  • On March 31, Bruce Zagaris gave a presentation at the OAS Permanent Council on unfair trade in international financial services.
  • Bruce Zagaris was quoted in an Associated Press article by Emily Schmall titled "What is ‘affluenza’ teen’s Mexico legal strategy?" which was published in the Austin American- Statesman in English and in Hoy Los Angeles in Spanish.
  • Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on Cloud Computing, alongside compliance personnel from Microsoft, Google, and Apple at ACI’s Industry Forum on Encryption, Cloud & Cybersecurity Controls, March 30-31, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.  Please contact Dan for information about "friend of the speaker" discounts.
  • On March 9, 2016, John Ordway moderated a panel at SATELLITE 2016:  "The Regulatory Burdens of Export Controls on Commercial Space." 
  • On February 2, 2016, Michelle Turner Roberts spoke on recent developments in U.S. economic sanctions at the American Bar Association Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee's Year in Review event
  • On January 27th at 12:00 EST, Babak Hoghooghi was a featured speaker on a SanctionsAlert webinar on Iran Sanctions: Expert Briefing on Risk, Compliance, and What the Future Holds. 
  • In December, Partner Clemens Kochinke lectured Cybersecurity graduate students at Marymount University's School of Business on domestic and international drone law.
  • On November 17, 2015, Dan Fisher-Owens spoke on export controls for unmanned aerial systems at Drone World Expo in San Jose, California at the San Jose Convention Center.  See for more information and see the slide deck of his presentation here
  • On November 6, 2015, Antiguan Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders quoted Bruce Zagaris in a article, "Commentary: In face of 'tax haven' attack, CARICOM must unite."
  • On Monday, November 2, Bruce Zagaris was quoted in a tax media article about Washington, DC repealing its tax haven list. 
  • On Tuesday, October 6, Dan Fisher-Owens moderated a panel at the 9th Annual CompTIA Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference. 
  • Export Controls and Sanctions Practice wins 2015 "Boutique - Export Controls Law Firm of the Year in Washington DC, US" Award from Global Law Experts. More information can be found here.  

                  GLE AWARDS 2015 - Export Controls Law Firm of the Year


Boutique - Export Controls Law Firm of the Year in Washington DC, US
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