Womble Bond Dickinson served as the Presenting Sponsor of the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) Global Strategies Forum: Key Export Control Issues & Updates. The Forum took place Nov. 2-3 in Huntsville, Ala.

Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Alan Enslen served as Chair of the event in addition to speaking and working with NAITA on the agenda. Enslen represents clients in international trade and national security matters, government investigations and regulatory enforcement actions, and global trade disputes in the commercial and defense sectors. Womble Bond Dickinson attorneys Rich Raleigh and Julius Bodie also spoke at the event and several members of the firm’s global business team were in attendance.  

Topics discussed included:

  • Export Control updates (ITAR and EAR)
  • National Security and Commercial Space challenges;
  • Economic Sanctions/Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issues;
  • Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) matters;
  • Cyber Security for Government Contractors; and 
  • Global Supply Chain issues and opportunities.

In addition to WBD lawyers, speakers included Akin Gump Partner and former U.S. Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Kevin Wolf; Goforth Trade Advisors Managing Director and former Office of Defense Trade Controls Director Candace Goforth; U.S. Department of Defense Export Control Directorate Assistant Director Michael Martin; and Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) Senior Engineer David Moreau.

In Sept. 2022, Womble Bond Dickinson added a Huntsville office to serve the government contracting and defense sector.

Alan Enslen and Julius Bodie on stage at the NAITA Global Strategies Forum.
Julius Bodie speaks from a podium.

A group of people discuss global trade around a table.

A group of people, including Womble Bond Dickinson attorney Rich Raleigh, discuss global trade around a table.

Alan Enslen moderates a panel discussion.