Alan Martin Hayes is counsel in the international trade practice.

Practice & Background

Mr. Hayes advises clients on international export control and anticorruption laws administered by the U.S. government, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Mr. Hayes also advises clients on compliance with economic sanctions regimes administered by the United States Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and other international sanctions programs. He advises public- and private-sector clients in such industries as aerospace and defense, satellites, logistics and freight forwarding, and security.

Mr. Hayes has successfully:

  • developed and implemented multifaceted corporate compliance programs and evaluated and enhanced clients’ corporate governance measures
  • conducted internal reviews and investigations, including advising on investigation strategy, drafting disclosures, and developing and implementing corrective actions
  • advised multinational companies on the impact of the lifting of certain Iran-related sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
  • drafted ITAR and EAR license applications and other submissions to relevant agencies
  • advised public and private sector entities on sanctions administered by the United Nations
  • negotiated complex commercial agreements and associated logistics related to a developmental aircraft program, including collaboration with various multinational aerospace and defense companies and structuring financial aspects of the transactions
  • drafted materials and conducted compliance trainings for clients in aerospace, defense and other industries.

After receiving his B.A. in communications and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mr. Hayes spent two years teaching high school English in Rio Grande City, Texas, as a member of Teach for America. Mr. Hayes received his J.D. with honors from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was the editor in chief of The Review of Litigation and a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as an intern to the Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Hayes served as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama.

Mr. Hayes is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Licensed to practice in Texas only and under the supervision of the partners of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. Application for admission to the District of Columbia Bar pending.