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11th Annual Pacific NW Export Control Conference: Export Risks and Threats in the Cyber Domain

July 31 - August 01, 2019 | 10.5 CLE Credits | 5.0 Law and Legal and 5.5 Other CLE Credits | WSBA Activity ID# 1112007

Do you do business outside this country or want to scale your company to do so? Knowing the export control rules and procedures that apply to your business and how they apply to different countries is vital. Partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service the Seattle University School of Law is proud to again present this vital program.


"The Internet is all too often considered as a safe environment for sharing information, transactions and controlling the physical world. Yet, cyberwars are already ongoing..."

Brunjin and Janssen "Building Cybersecurity Awareness"

The internet supports supply chain and business globalization; creates companies that scale up, expanding markets and profits; and dramatically increases the threat landscape making your business vulnerable to malicious nation states, organized crime and entrepreneurial hackers. The cost of cybercrime in 2019 is estimated to top $600 billion USD. Savvy cybersecurity professionals ‘assume breach' with the understanding that cybersecurity is a socio-technological system and is reliant into being deeply integrated into the landscape of successful businesses.

The 11th Annual Pacific NW Export Control Conference takes a systemic, socio-technological approach to address the impact that security and compliance has upon the broad spectrum of a business organization's operations. Day one will address the fundamentals of export control, updates and current procedures; day two, presented in cooperation with the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, will feature special sessions on how to protect from cyber threats, and the impact security and compliance has on your business. 

The conference includes value-added networking components, including the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one meetings with faculty to talk in detail on questions specific to your company, and regular networking breaks throughout each day. And, for the third year running, Microsoft will sponsor a networking reception so you may talk with your fellow attendees and the speakers. 

Seattle University School of Law is proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security  and the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service to present the 11th annual iteration of this valuable conference.


Agenda and speakers are subject to change

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks


Annette Clark, Dean
Seattle University School of Law

9:15-10:05 a.m.

Session 1 - International Traffic in Arms Regulations


John Foster, Office of Defense Trade Control Policy, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are the guidelines the U.S. Department of State uses to control and approve the export and temporary export of defense articles and services. Did you realize that these "defense articles and services" are more than just firearms and ammunition? Components and information that you may not have been aware of - items such as certain simulators, metal fuels, communication equipment, composite technologies - could be controlled for export under the ITAR. This session will not only go over the basics of the ITAR, the U.S. Munitions list, company registration, and commodity licensing, but will also give you the opportunity to get answers to your questions from a U.S. Department of State licensing officer.

U.S. Department of State

10:05-10:25 a.m..


10:25-11:15 a.m.

Session 2 - Export Administration Regulations


Lani Tito, Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Department of Commerce

11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Session 3 - Sanctions and Embargoes


Joseph C. Gambino, Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of Treasury

So you think you have nothing to worry about since your product doesn't need to be licensed by the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce? Think again! Did you know that there are countries, companies, and specific PEOPLE you can't do business with without authorization - even if you're product needs no license whatsoever? The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. Don't get caught by surprise. Come and learn about the latest sanctions and embargoes from an OFAC licensing officer before you make that export!

12:05-1:05 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

1:05-1:55 p.m.

Session 4 - Export License Process


Tracy Minnifield, Defense Technology Security Administration
U.S. Department of Defense

1:55-2:15 p.m.


2:15-3:05 p.m.

Session 5 - Export Controls Issues Updates


Nelson Dong, Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle, WA

3:05-3:55 p.m.

Session 6 - Roundtable: End-Use and End User Due Diligence


Larry Ward, Partner
Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Seattle, WA

3:55-4:05 p.m.

Closing Remarks


Godfrey Guerzon, Special Agent Homeland Security Investigations, Seattle, WA

4:05-6:00 p.m.

Networking Gathering

Sponsored by The Microsoft Corporation

Thursday, August 1, 2019

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00-9:50 a.m.

Session 7 - Cyber Warfare: You are the Target and Solution


Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Executive Director
Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
University of Washington

9:50-10:00 a.m.


10:00-10:50 a.m.

Session 8 - An Atlas for Navigating On-line Risk


Scott David, J.D., LI. M., Director of Policy
Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
University of Washington

10:50-11:40 a.m.

Session 9 - The Human Factor:*


Marc DuPuis, Assistant Professor
University of Washington

11:40 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lunch and Networking

12:45-1:35 p.m.

Session 10 - Cyber Work Standards, Supply and Demand, Quality Control


Morgan Zantua, Director of Professional/Workforce Development
Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
University of Washington

1:35-2:25 p.m.

Session 11 - Leading Transitions (Resilient Leadership)


Tom Muehleisen, LTC (R), CISSP, Founder,
Mill Iron Consulting, Olympia, WA

2:25-2:50 p.m.


2:50-3:50 p.m

Session 12 - Logistical Cybersecurity Strategies


Joseph Thomas McGoogan, BCA
Cybersecurity Product Development, The Boeing Company

3:50-4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

4:00 p.m.

Evaluations and Adjourn


Program Organizer

Godfrey Guerzon

Godfrey Guerzon began his career as a Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent in 2001, conducting customs violation cases while assigned to groups at SeaTac International Airport and the Port of Tacoma. In 2004, Godfrey transferred to HSI Seattle's Counter-Proliferation Investigations Group, which enforces U.S. export laws involving weapons and sensitive technologies.

Godfrey is currently the Manager of HSI Seattle's Undercover Operations Program. The program supports undercover agents and covert activities focused on targets within the HSI mission areas of Counter-Proliferation, Cyber Crime Related to Child Exploitation, and Commercial Fraud.

As an instructor for the U.S. Department of State's Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) Program, Godfrey has trained foreign government officials in Taiwan, Macedonia, Moldova and the Philippines on topics such as export investigations, undercover operations, and first response to critical incidents.

Prior to joining HSI, Godfrey served in the U.S. Air Force as a counterintelligence officer with the Office of Special Investigations (OSI). His duty stations included Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Los Angeles Air Station, California; Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; and McChord Air Force Base, Washington.
Godfrey is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 1992. He also received a Master's Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma in 1999.


General Registration  - $355.00

In-person participation only.