On February 23, 2011, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the appointment of Sheppard Mullin partner Curt Dombek to the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (“PECSEA”), which will advise the Commerce Department on the administration’s export control reform initiative.

The Department of Commerce chartered the PECSEA on June 21, 2010, to advise the Department on U.S. policies encouraging trade with all countries with which the United States had diplomatic or trading relations, and of policies controlling trade for national security, foreign policy and short supply reasons.

“The PECSEA will provide invaluable advice as we continue to enhance our national security through the President’s reform efforts,” Locke said. “Export Control Reform requires a public-private partnership, and the business community’s insight on how that effort impacts the industrial base is vital.”

Dombek is a partner in the Government Contracts and Regulated Industries Practice Group, based in Los Angeles, who spends time regularly in the firm’s Shanghai office on international trade matters. He has practiced since 1983 in the field of international trade and advises clients on the full range of international regulatory issues, including civilian and military export controls, trade sanctions and blocking orders, Customs matters, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the USA Patriot Act, Free Trade Agreements, CFIUS reviews of foreign investment in the United States and the antiboycott regulations. Dombek handles export control compliance and other international matters for multinationals in the telecommunications, computer hardware and software, aerospace and defense, energy, pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics and fashion and apparel industries.

Curtis M. Dombek
(213) 617-5595