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Areas of Focus

The Basics


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2000

University of Virginia, B.A., 1996

  • Jefferson Scholar

Bar Memberships

  • Kentucky, 2000

Select Awards and Recognition

  • Law360's Top Ten International Trade Attorneys Under 40 to Watch, 2010

Jan de Beer

T 859.244.3247
F 859.231.0011
Lexington Financial Center
250 West Main Street
Suite 2800
Lexington, KY 40507-1749

About Jan

Jan concentrates his practice in the area of international regulation and trade with a particular focus on import and export matters, customs regulations, labeling requirements, and transaction licensing. Jan has significant experience in counseling clients as to their export licensing obligations under the Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations and the Department of State’s International Traffic In Arms Regulations. In addition, he advises companies and individuals in matters relating to U.S. embargoes and sanctions, with experience in both the voluntary disclosure of violations and obtaining appropriate licenses for international transactions. He also assists companies importing goods into the United States with customs law issues, including classification and valuation of products; Customs duty protests; and country of origin and other labeling requirements.

Experience Highlights

  • Assisted defense article manufacturers with international trade compliance issues, including: (1) compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR") and registration hereunder; and (2) performing a general export compliance audits and filing of Voluntary Disclosures for export violations.
  • Created and assisted with the implementation of an International Trade Compliance Plans for U.S. manufacturers.
  • Worked to obtain export licenses from the Bureau of Industry and Security for the export of U.S. products and technology.