Please join Baker McKenzie and ICPA for a fireside chat with Assistant Secretary Axelrod (U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security) where he will share his insights on what to expect in the year ahead for export enforcement. Assistant Secretary Axelrod will provide his perspectives on Bureau of Industry and Security priorities and the multilateral enforcement framework that is emerging globally. 

At a time when export enforcement priorities are changing rapidly following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and in light of the increased scrutiny of trade with China, we will be able to benefit from the first hand insights of one of the key stakeholders driving enforcement trends.

Matthew S. Axelrod currently serves as the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, a position to which he was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2021.

In this capacity, Matt leads a cadre of special agents and analysts dedicated to a singular mission – keeping the United States’ most sensitive technologies out of the world’s most dangerous hands. Matt and his team help protect U.S. national security by enforcing the country’s export control laws.  They work to prevent exports of sensitive goods and technologies that can be put to malign purposes like weapons-of-mass-destruction proliferation, military and military-intelligence applications, terrorism, and human rights abuses. They also work to ensure that U.S. persons do not participate in unsanctioned foreign boycotts.  Matt also co-leads the Disruptive Technology Strike Force, an interagency law enforcement strike force that targets illicit actors, protects supply chains, and prevents critical technology from being acquired by authoritarian regimes and hostile nation-states.

Event Details

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
10:00 am – 11:00 am EST
Live Webinar

Please note this webinar will be a live broadcast only, with one playback of the broadcast more convenient to those based in Asia Pacific, a few days after the live broadcast (date and time to be announced later).  A recording will not be circulated following the session.

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Please contact:
Anna Marie Discutido


Anna Marie Discutido is a Business Development Specialist in Baker McKenzie's Toronto office.