Christopher Monahan, Counsel Washington, D.C.
cmonahan@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2529
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Christopher Monahan is a counsel in the International Trade Group at Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on the U.S. regulation of international trade, including export controls and sanctions. Chris primarily counsels clients with respect to compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and also advises on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

He has represented U.S. and multinational clients from a variety of industries, including: manufacturing, insurance and reinsurance, financial, aerospace, defense, aviation, electronics, software, pharmaceutical, and automotive. Chris also regularly advises on the international trade related risks associated with corporate mergers and acquisitions, including to numerous private equity funds.

On a day-to-day basis, he advises clients on legal questions related to complicated international transactions, global sourcing models, and corporate compliance structures. He conducts numerous internal investigations, audits, and compliance assessments. He prepares disclosures and responses to government agency inquiries related to violations of the ITAR, Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and OFAC administered sanctions programs. He represents and assists clients in responding to inquiries from government agencies such as the U.S. State Department, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance (DTCC), the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).

Chris also regularly assists clients in matters related determining the jurisdiction and export control classification of their products and technology. He assists in obtaining government authorization to export goods, technology, and services ranging from defense articles and services to humanitarian aid to embargoed destinations. He drafts and helps implement compliance policies and procedures, trains company personnel, and assists clients with public comments to government rulemaking.

Chris has been cited by Super Lawyers as a "Rising Star" in International Law. He has also lectured on export controls and sanctions for the American Bar Association, the American Conference Institute, the International Compliance Professionals Association, and other professional groups.

In addition to his international trade practice, Chris represents clients in child custody and domestic violence litigation. He helps parental and third party guardians obtain permanent and temporary custody orders, child support, and civil protective orders.

Chris received his B.A. in history from Santa Clara University and earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia and Virginia

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bar Association (International Division)
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Society for International Affairs


Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations



Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "This Month in International Trade — November 2016," International Trade Bulletin (December 8, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Charles De Jager, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, Cameron Prell, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Elena Klonitskaya, Lorenzo Di Masi, Adrian Jones, Gordon McAllister, Edward Norman, Simon Evers, Mariana Pendás, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Matthew B. Welling
  • "This Month in International Trade — October 2016," International Trade Bulletin (November 3, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Charles De Jager, Alexander H. Schaefer, Danielle Giffuni, Kelly T. Currie, James (J.J.) Saulino, Alan W. H. Gourley
  • "This Month in International Trade — September 2016," International Trade Bulletin (October 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Adrian Jones, Ian A. Laird, Charles De Jager, John Laird, Gordon McAllister, Aaron Marx, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Robert L. LaFrankie, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Jason M. Crawford, Paul Davies, Danie Beukman, Christopher Monahan
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2016," International Trade Bulletin (July 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Mariana Pendás, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2016 ," International Trade Bulletin (June 9, 2016). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Anne Elise Herold Li, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, James (J.J.) Saulino, Kelly T. Currie, James G. Flood, Dalal Hasan, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel
  • "Up, Up, and Away – State Increases Potential Civil Penalties for Export and Other Administrative Violations," International Trade Bulletin (June 7, 2016). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "DDTC and BIS Revise Definitions in ITAR and EAR – Effective September 1," International Trade Bulletin (June 3, 2016). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2016," International Trade Bulletin (May 5, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Daniel Cannistra, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Charles De Jager, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, Stephen M. Byers, Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Glen G. McGorty, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2016," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2016). Contacts: Anne Elise Herold Li, Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Nicholas DeLong, Aaron Marx, Alexander H. Schaefer, Wing Cheung
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2016," International Trade Bulletin (March 8, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Christopher Monahan, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Alexander H. Schaefer
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2016," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Carlton Greene, Ian A. Laird, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Charles De Jager, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cameron Prell, James (J.J.) Saulino, Paul Davies, Wing Cheung, Nicholas DeLong, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "Cuba Policy: New Significant Amendments Easing Sanctions Relating to Trade, Travel, Financial Services, and Humanitarian Projects," International Trade Bulletin (January 26, 2016). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2015," International Trade Bulletin (January 7, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Adrian Jones, Carlton Greene, Charles De Jager, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2015," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Ian A. Laird, Robin B. Campbell, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Frederik Van Remoortel, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, James (J.J.) Saulino, Sarah Moens, Mariana Pendás
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2015," International Trade Bulletin (November 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Charles De Jager, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "Cuba Policy: Significant New Amendments from Treasury and Commerce," International Trade Bulletin (September 22, 2015). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2015," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Pierce Lee, Grégoire Ryelandt, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2015," International Trade Bulletin (May 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Grégoire Ryelandt, Cameron Prell, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh
  • " This Month in International Trade - March 2015 ," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Gordon McAllister, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "U.S. Targets Cyber Crime with New Executive Order," Privacy Law Alert (April 2, 2015). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Evan D. Wolff, Christopher Monahan, Elliot Golding, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "Iran Sanctions: "Historic" Framework of a Deal Announced," International Dispute Resolution Alert (April 2, 2015). Contacts: Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, W. Scott Douglas, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff
  • " This Month in International Trade - February 2015 ," International Trade Bulletin (March 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, Grégoire Ryelandt, Alexander H. Schaefer, Sarah Bordelon, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2015," International Trade Bulletin (February 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Jennifer N. Waters, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh
  • "Treasury and Commerce Implement New U.S. Cuba Policy," International Trade Bulletin (January 16, 2015). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2014," International Trade Bulletin (January 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Jennifer N. Waters, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2014," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Pierce Lee
  • "Enforcing the Peace: The U.S. and EU Sharply Expand Sanctions and Export Restrictions on Russia," International Trade Bulletin (September 12, 2014). Contacts: Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2014," International Trade Bulletin (September 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh
  • "OFAC Changes Its Mind on Aggregate SDN Ownership," International Dispute Resolution Alert (August 14, 2014). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2014," International Trade Bulletin (August 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2014," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2014," International Trade Bulletin (June 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2014," International Trade Bulletin (May 6, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "New Russia-Ukraine Sanctions: The G-7 Responds to Perceived Violations of the Geneva Accords," International Dispute Resolution Alert (April 28, 2014). Contacts: Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2014," International Trade Bulletin (March 7, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2014," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2013," International Trade Bulletin (January 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas De Meese, John Fuson, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2013," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Frederik Van Remoortel, Robin B. Campbell, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2013," International Trade Bulletin (September 30, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Melissa Morris, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2013," International Trade Bulletin (August 9, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, John Fuson, Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2013," International Trade Bulletin (May 3, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan
  • "Reform Initiative Becomes Reality," Government Contracts Bullet Points (April 16, 2013). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Christopher Monahan
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2012," International Trade Bulletin (October 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, George D. Ruttinger, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month In International Trade - May 2012," International Trade Bulletin (June 11, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month In International Trade - December 2011," International Trade Bulletin (January 9, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan


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