August 8, 2017

On 30 June 2017, the directors of the Department of Commerce (Commerce), and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a Memorandum, “Assessment and Enforcement of Domestic Preferences in Accordance with Buy American Laws.”

Executive Order 1378...

May 24, 2017


Most companies think of ISO compliance as adherence to standards and strategic tools created by a non-governmental entity to ensure that products and services can be uniformly utilized throughout the world in a safe and reliable way promoting...

March 22, 2017


The revised Form I-129 at Part 6 is an attestation by a Petitioner regarding the release of controlled technology or technical data (jointly, technology) to foreign persons in the United States.

Part 6 requires a Petitioner to affirm that th...

March 11, 2017


The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a comprehensive agreement that sets the rules for international trade and investment among Canada, the US, and Mexico. NAFTA took effect in 1994 and remains in effect today.  

President Trump ind...

February 10, 2017

How Does This Affect Encryption Technology?

The US has pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). President Trump recently signed an Executive Order essentially killing the TPP before the US Congress had the opportunity to vote on it. Without...

January 20, 2017

Over the past few months, clients have continuously asked us what the implications of the Trump administration will be on Silicon Valley. There is currently a shortage of engineering talent in the U.S. With new trends such as machine learning, autono...

November 4, 2016


One of the benefits of practicing both US Government contract law and export law with an emphasis on the regulation of encryption technology is our exposure to US Government regulations regarding cybersecur...

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Firm Activities


  • PLI - Export Law, Huawei

  • Mackrell International - Trade Law, US and Europe

  • University of Texas School of Law - Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions

  • San Francisco Bar Association - Government Contract Law Commercial Procurements

  • Santa Clara University School of Law - Government Contracts for New Ventures​

  • Silicon Valley Law Group - Government Contract, AI, and Robotics  

  • Orrick, Herrington, & Sutcliffe - Government Contract Data Rights

  • Hoge, Fenton, Jones, & Appel - Government Contract and Export Law

  • Monterey County Bar Association - Government Contract and Export Law

  • Kastner, Huggins, Reddien & Gravelle - Cybersecurity Law​

  • Montgomery & Hansen -      Blockchain Technology

  • Triple Ring Technologies -        Deemed Exports

  • American Conference Institute – Export Law, Netherlands

  • Google - Export Law

  • World Trade Association - Trade Law


  • The Washington Post

  • Reuters


  • Submitted by Minutillo to the American Society of International Law, International Symposium, "Trans-nationalization of Anti-Corruption Law," Paris, France, 2018

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