WASHINGTON, D.C., February 11, 2021 — Donald Kassilke, a member of the firm’s Transportation & Trade Group, has been elected to the board of the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP). The NVLSP is a nonprofit organization that has worked since 1981 to ensure that the government delivers to the nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country. Don, who is himself a Navy veteran, became involved with NVLSP through its Lawyers Serving Warriors ® program that recruits private law firms and corporate legal departments around the country to represent veterans for free.
Don advises U.S. and international transportation companies, manufacturers, and exporters on a wide variety of matters relating to international trade, commercial transactions, and regulatory compliance, and has successfully represented clients involved in commercial litigation before federal courts and administrative agencies. He regularly counsels clients on U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), economic sanctions and embargoes (OFAC), foreign investment (CFIUS), and customs regulations (CBP). He has assisted clients with export licenses, commodity classifications, commodity jurisdiction determinations, compliance program design, implementation and training, voluntary disclosures, and penalty mitigation petitions and has secured favorable resolutions of investigations conducted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and Customs and Border Protection.