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Kevin J. Wolf
Partner | Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Honorable Kevin J. Wolf is a partner in Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s international trade practice and based in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Wolf served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration in the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) at the Department of Commerce. In this role, he led the operational execution of export control and licensing functions, directed BIS’s Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES), the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance (NPTC), the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTTC), the Office of Exporter Services (OExS) and the Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE). The chairs of the interagency Operating Committee, which handles staff-level licensing disputes, and the interagency End User Review Committee, which manages the Entity List. Mr. Wolf was directly responsible for drafting and negotiating hundreds of amendments to the export control and related regulations; administering a licensing system that now processes nearly 40,000 license applications a year. Finally, Mr. Wolf’s active participation in the CFIUS decision-making process included reviewing over 1,000 CFIUS filings and was a key participant in the committee’s resolution of national security risks associated with the more complex cases.