Jaelyn Edwards Judelson advises clients on various aspects of regulatory compliance affecting international business, with a particular emphasis on regulations applicable to dual-use goods and technology. Ms. Judelson additionally focuses her practice on global investigations and compliance, including export controls, economic sanctions, anticorruption and antibribery.

Practice & Background

Ms. Judelson advises U.S. and non-U.S. companies on compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), administered by the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); and economic sanctions programs, administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC). Ms. Judelson also advises clients on investigations and compliance matters involving potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Previously based in London, England, Ms. Judelson’s practice also includes experience with the application of U.S. law to non-U.S. entities and operations, including clients in the aerospace and defense, logistics and freight forwarding, communications, technology and manufacturing industries.

Ms. Judelson earned her A.B. from the University of Chicago with honors in public policy studies in 2006. She earned her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2009, where she was a member of the Barristers’ Council Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, and she represented the Law Center in international competitions in Hong Kong, China, and Paris, France. Ms. Judelson was awarded Best Oral Advocate – Honorable Mention at the 2008 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong, China.

Ms. Judelson is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice and is a member of the firm’s diversity committee.

Ms. Judelson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Representative Matters

Ms. Judelson’s experience includes:

  • developing import and export compliance programs for multinational corporations
  • conducting internal compliance investigations of possible FCPA, ITAR, EAR or OFAC violations
  • drafting voluntary disclosures of U.S. export controls and sanctions violations to relevant U.S. government agencies and managing responses to agency requests
  • designing and implementing innovative electronic tools for the management of large-scale internal investigations for multinational corporations, including a suite of automated compliance tools, resulting in the firm being “highly commended” in the “Compliance & Technology” category of the Financial Times Most Innovative North American Law Firms 2015 competition
  • counseling clients on the efficacy of internal compliance measures related to international trade compliance
  • providing regulatory analysis and advice concerning U.S. export controls compliance, including antiboycott regulations
  • conducting import- and export-related due diligence for internal reviews and in preparation for Voluntary Self-Disclosures
  • counseling clients on matters related to trade in technology and information services, including encryption controls licensing and compliance and regulations applicable to the licensing and export of U.S.-origin software
  • preparing ITAR compliance training for foreign licensees and sublicensees of U.S.-based aerospace clients.

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Trump and Trade: 2018 Compliance Implications,” African-American General Counsel Retreat, Miami, FL, March 10, 2018
  • Presenter, “How to Find and Make Sense of Evolving Encryption Controls across Multiple Jurisdictions: Who to Contact and Where to Look Toward Mapping Out Your Global Classification and Licensing Strategy,” ACI’s 6th Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption Controls, San Francisco, CA, March 29, 2016