Jeffrey L. Snyder

Partner
jsnyder@crowell.com
+1.202.624.2790

Jeffrey L. Snyder is a partner in the firm's International Trade Group in the Washington, D.C. office. 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 emerging technologies such as cloud and blockchain since the start of his legal career at Graham & James (1986-1998).

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, Super Lawyers, 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 serves as the jurisdictional council member (JCM) for the United States in the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and served as co-chair of the IPBA'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 is a member of the WCO PICARD Scientific Committee.

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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Speeches & Presentations

  • "Balancing US/China Export Controls," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (June 21, 2022). Speakers: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jeremy Iloulian, Chandler S. Leonard, Brian McGrath, Laurel Saito, and Zhiwei Chen
  • "Export Controls Year in Review 2021," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (February 2, 2022). Speakers: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Robert Clifton Burns, Nimrah Najeeb, Chandler S. Leonard, Brian McGrath, Laurel Saito, Rachel Schumacher
  • "First Global Webinar: Journals on Customs," Customs Practitioners Association (April 29, 2021). Presenter: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Roundtable: The Start of a New Era for Sustainable Development at the WTO?" Borderlex Webinar (January 12, 2021). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "International Trade in a Time of Crisis," Inter-Pacific Bar Association Webinar (September 7, 2020). Moderator: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions – Compliance and Enforcement Trends," In-House Counsel Forum, Seoul, South Korea (November 6, 2019). Presenters: Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro and Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Current Issues in Russia – Asia Trade," 29th Annual Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) Meeting, Singapore (April 26, 2019). Moderator: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "US Export Controls: Issues for Companies in South Korea," Seoul, South Korea (April 23, 2019). Presenter: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Trends in Global Customs," WCO PICARD Conference, Malatya, Turkey (October 11, 2018). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Supply chain risk management: blockchain, forced labor, the U.K. Modern Slavery Act, and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)," Trade in 2018 - What's Ahead?, Webinar (April 19, 2018). Presenters: Michelle J. Linderman, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Maarten Stassen and Aaron Marx.
  • "BEPS & Tax and Customs Efficient Supply Chain Management," IPBA Annual Conference, Manila, Philippines (March 15, 2018). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Free Trade in Services – Or Not?: Efforts and Difficulties to Liberalize Trade in Services," Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, Auckland, NZ (April 8, 2017). Panelist: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Connecting and Converging Transfer Pricing, Customs Duty & BEPS - It's Not Getting Any Easier!" Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, Auckland, NZ (April 7, 2017). Co-Moderator and Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Resolution of Trade Disputes in TPP and Other FTAs" and "Is TPP an Environmentally Sustainable Trade Agreement?" Inter-Pacific Bar Association 26th Annual Meeting & Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (April 14-15, 2016). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Get Your Byline! How to Get Published as a Practitioner," Women's Bar Association, Washington, DC (March 3, 2016). Speaker: Jeffrey Snyder.
  • "This Year in Trade - What's Ahead in 2015?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 10, 2015). Moderator: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Managing the Cyber Threat Crisis: An Interactive Workshop on Cyber Threats and Cyber Security," Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2013). Panelists: David Z. Bodenheimer, Bryan Brewer, Stephen M. Byers, Robin B. Campbell, Morris F. DeFeo Jr., Cheryl A. Falvey, Jeffrey L. Poston, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Michael J. Songer, and Scott L. Winkelman.
  • "International Contracting," Ounce OF Prevention Seminar (OOPS) XXVII (May 25-26, 2011). Moderator: Adelicia Cliffe. Speakers: Jeffrey Snyder and Samaa Haridi.
  • "US Sanctions Law: A Practical Review of the Laws as They Affect Non-US Business, Brazil (March 2008, private seminar). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Export Controls and Technology," Integrated Dual-Use Technology Companies (IDCC), Washington, DC (April 2007). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • DuPont Legal - "Seminar on Doing Business in Asia," Wilmington, DE (November 2005). Moderator: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Export Controls - What to Do and When to Do It," 19th Annual DuPont IP CLE, Wilmington, DE (September 2005). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Catch All Export Controls," Japan, the US, and Europe, The Keidanren, Tokyo, Japan (May 2002). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "U.S. Export Controls in 2001 and Beyond," Issues for Companies in Japan, The Keidanren, Tokyo, Japan (April 2001). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • The Third Customs Compliance and International Trade Institute, Dallas, TX (May 1999). Co-Chair: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Export Controls in the United States Today," Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Tokyo, Japan (March 1999). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Selected Customs Law Issues in Cross Border Transactions," 10th Annual International Business Law Seminar: Strategic Issues in Cross Border Transactions, Virginia State Bar, Williamsburg (1999). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "A Proactive Strategy for Investigations," The Second Customs Compliance and International Trade Institute, Washington, DC (November 1998). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Compliance Programs," The Customs Compliance and International Trade Institute, San Francisco (February 1998). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.
  • "US Export Controls and the 'Know' Standard," The Keidanren, Tokyo, Japan (July 1994). Speaker: Jeffrey L. Snyder.


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March 18, 2022 Chambers Ranks Seven Crowell Practice Groups and 13 Lawyers in 2022 Global Guide
August 19, 2021 The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, One Selected as Lawyer of the Year
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February 23, 2021 Chambers Ranks Three Practice Groups and Ten Lawyers in 2021 Global Guide
August 20, 2020 The Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 46 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Two Selected as Lawyer of the Year
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March 19, 2020 Chambers Ranks Four Practice Groups and Seven Lawyers in 2020 Global Guide
September 20, 2019 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
August 16, 2019 The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 49 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year
April 29, 2019 Chambers USA 2019 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 21 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
October 15, 2018 Super Lawyers Recognizes 82 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
August 17, 2018 Crowell & Moring Listed as 'Highly Commended' for Sanctions Work in 2018 WorldECR Awards
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May 9, 2018 Chambers USA 2018 Ranks 52 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 24 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
March 23, 2018 Chambers Ranks Eight Lawyers and Six Practice Groups in 2018 Global Guide
October 31, 2017 Super Lawyers Recognizes 79 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Across United States
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May 26, 2017 Chambers USA 2017 Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 23 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
March 22, 2017 Chambers Ranks Nine Lawyers and Five Practice Groups in 2017 Global Guide
February 2, 2017 Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group Named to Law360’s "Practice Group of the Year" for Second Consecutive Year
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March 24, 2016 Chambers Ranks Nine Attorneys and Four Groups in 2016 Global Guide
January 12, 2016 Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts and International Trade Groups Named Law360 2015 "Practice Groups of the Year"
October 30, 2015 21 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2015
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May 19, 2015 Chambers USA Ranks 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 20 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
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July 1, 2014 25 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2014
May 23, 2014 Chambers USA Ranks 51 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 19 Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
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September 3, 2013 The Best Lawyers In America 2014 Recognizes 41 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
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June 1, 2012 26 Crowell & Moring Lawyers Recognized by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2012
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August 30, 2011 The Best Lawyers in America 2012 Recognizes 43 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
June 10, 2011 Chambers USA Ranks Crowell & Moring Attorneys and Leading Practice Areas Among Best in U.S.
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August 3, 2010 The Best Lawyers in America 2011 Recognizes 44 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
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January 1, 2009 Chambers Global Ranks Two Crowell & Moring Attorneys And Four Practice Areas As Among Best In Class
June 13, 2008 Chambers USA Ranks 33 Crowell & Moring Attorneys and 13 Practice Areas as Among Best In Class
December 20, 2007 Chambers Global Ranks Three Crowell & Moring Attorneys And Four Practice Areas As Among Best In Class
September 11, 2007 The Best Lawyers in America 2008 Recognizes 34 Crowell & Moring Attorneys
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