Jeffrey L. Snyder, Partner Washington, D.C.Brussels
jsnyder@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2790
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595
Phone: +32.2.214.2834
7, Rue Joseph Stevens
Brussels, B - 1000
Belgium

Jeffrey L. Snyder heads the firm's International Trade Group in the firm's Washington D.C. and Brussels offices. He joined the firm in 2002.

Since 1986, Jeff's practice has concentrated on the U.S. regulation of international trade. Clients seek him out for troubleshooting and problem solving in cross-border transactions. Jeff advises on import and export laws, including the EAR and the ITAR. He develops approaches for multinationals to manage the impact of U.S. extraterritorial regulations, such as the sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Jeff assists companies in day-to-day compliance with these laws, and with interventions — such as audits and investigations, and civil enforcement proceedings. His recent work includes:

  • International trade due diligence in private equity transactions.
  • Internal reviews and voluntary disclosures under the EAR and sanctions laws.
  • Antiboycott compliance and compliance assessments.
    Counseling on export control jurisdiction and compliance for chemical, aerospace, encryption, business software, telecommunications technology, satellites, reinsurance, and others.
  • Addressing compliance issues in technology, including export releases and IT access management, deemed exports, cloud computing, and VPN, among others.

Jeff has focused on emerging issues in international trade regulation, including transatlantic, multijurisdictional compliance, global compliance issues, and new technologies, such as cloud and blockchain.

Jeff is a frequent speaker on international trade issues, and regularly makes presentations in the U.S. and abroad on U.S. trade regulation topics. He is ranked and recognized as a leading international trade lawyer, based on extensive client interviews and peer votes, in the following publications: The Best Lawyers in America in the area of international trade and finance law, Chambers USA and Chambers Global, and The Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers. Jeff has also been consistently recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for his work in trade & customs.

Jeff served as co-chair of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association's International Trade Committee from 2010-2014; he remains a member of the Advisory Committee.

He is also the general editor of the Kluwer Law International publication, the Global Trade and Customs Journal.

Jeff received his B.A. from the American University (1980), J.D. from the American University School of Law (1983), and LL.M. from Columbia University (1984). In June 2007, Jeff delivered the Commencement Address at the California State University Bakersfield, School of Humanities & Social Sciences graduation ceremony. Jeff proudly attended classes there from 1976 through 1978.



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Admitted to practice: District of Columbia



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Publications

  • "U.S.A. 2015: Key Trends and Challenges in Export Controls and Sanctions," WorldECR Special Report (2015). Contributors: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alan W. H. Gourley, and Cari N. Stinebower.
  • "US: Careful Dealing," Legal Week (May 25, 2006). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Lorraine B. Halloway, and Alan W.H. Gourley.
  • "International Legal Developments in Review: 2003 – Export Controls & Economic Sanctions," 38 Int’l Law. 117 (Summer 2004). Co-Authors: Alan W.H. Gourley, James W. Reed, Lorraine B. Halloway, and Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Cuban Embargo May Hold Hidden Perils for Unwary Mining Companies," Crowell & Moring Mining Law Monitor, Vol. 20, Issue 2 (Summer 2003). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and James W. Reed.
  • "Developments in Export Controls: The View from Washington," Corporate Counsel – Asia Pacific (July/August 2001). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and James W. Reed.
  • "Recent Developments in US Export Controls on Encryption Software," Journal of World Intellectual Property (November 1999). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and James W. Reed.
  • "US Steel Producers Resort to State Law in an Effort to Block Imports from Japan and Russia," Kokusai Shoji Homu (March 1999). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Qureshi.
  • "International Litigation: A Guide to Jurisdiction," Practice and Strategy (3rd Edition 1998 & Supp. 2000). Co-Author: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "US Export Controls on Encryption Software," Journal of World Intellectual Property (January 1998). Author: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Iran and Libya Sanctions Act Perplexes Foreign Firms," National Law Journal (October 7, 1996). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Kurland.
  • "International Operations: Selected Compliance Management Issues for the Last Half of the '90s and Beyond," 134 Corporate Counsel's International Advisor 7 (July 1996). Author: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "New Legislation to Deter Investment in Cuba," 30 Journal of World Trade Law 37 (June 1996). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Agostini.
  • "Corruption in Asia: A Practical Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," Asian Lawyer (June 1996). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Denning.
  • "International Operations: Managing the Risks," New York Law Journal (May 20, 1996). Author: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Obstacles to Doing Business in Vietnam: A View From Washington," Vietnam Today (June 1994). Author: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "US Trade Laws Affecting International Transactions," PLI - Text on International Commercial Agreements (1993). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Hagihara.
  • "Import Relief and Other Trade Law Developments," ABA Section of Int'l Law, Int'l Trade Committee Newsletter (1989, 1990, 1991). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Carlson.
  • "Practical Principles for Potential Investors: The Five P's," 15 China Business Review 14 (March-April 1988). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Zhang.
  • "A Timely Review of the United States' International Trade Laws for the Food and Drug Practitioner: The Need for Knowledge in a Period of Increased Internationalism," 43 Drug and Cosmetic Law Journal 123 (1988). Co-Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder and Hertzberg.


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