e-Learning Seminar

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Why Should I Attend?

Export control carries legal implications for your institution. If you or others on your campus travel overseas, export items, collaborate with foreign scholars or conduct export-controlled research, you won't want to miss this opportunity to revisit what is and is not allowable under export control law. It is essential that your institution be knowledgeable about how export control affects the work on your campus so that you can establish practices to avoid the risk of violating export control laws.

Webinar Content

While export control laws apply throughout the business world and academia, this webinar specifically focuses on export control issues that pertain to educational institutions. In this webinar, you will learn about how fundamental research is defined under the law and how to determine what qualifies as fundamental research, ancillary issues pertaining to fundamental research, elements of a technology control plan, what requires licensing, and the policies and procedures you should have in place to address export controls. Join Abigail Walsh, Doreen Edelman, and David Ivey as they highlight what the legal implications are and what your institution can do to protect itself.

Webinar Objectives

Following the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Build your institution's capacity to protect itself from export control violations.
  • Determine what does and does not classify as fundamental research.
  • Establish a precedent for handling export control issues.


Doreen Edelman
Shareholder, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Doreen Edelman has more than 20 years of experience counseling companies on import and export matters and global expansion. Edelman advises clients on their export, import, and compliance obligations related to defense articles, services, and technologies and dual-use goods and technologies through the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the Department of Commerce, the Directorate of Defense Controls (DDTC) of the Department of State, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the Department of Treasury. She also assists with customs, FCPA, and export compliance issues in merger and acquisition due diligence.

David Ivey, JD
Export Compliance Counsel and Export Control Officer, Office of Sponsored Projects
The University of Texas-Austin

David Ivey serves as the export control officer at UT-Austin. Prior to joining UT-Austin, Ivey was a partner with Baker & Hostetler in Houston, Texas, where he concentrated his practice on advising clients on matters concerning the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the regulations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Ivey was raised in Austin and is a graduate of the University of Texas-Austin and TexasTech University School of Law.

Abigail C. Walsh
True Compliance Group

Abby Walsh has been practicing law for over seventeen years and is the CEO of True Compliance Group, which provides compliance, operations, and legal services to national and international organizations, across industry lines. She specializes in helping identify, design, and implement practical compliance resolutions including export compliance programs; ITAR/EAR training; classification; policies, procedures, and best practices; audits; and HR and immigration matters.

Prior to True Compliance Group, Ms. Walsh was General Counsel, Secretary, and Chief Compliance Officer for CBOL Corporation, an international aerospace distributor and contract manufacturer, where she was responsible for all legal affairs, export compliance, and related operations. Ms. Walsh was also General Counsel of Korn/Ferry International Futurestep, Inc., where she managed a global legal department for an internet-based executive recruiting firm.

She also worked in private practice and as an assistant public defender. She holds a law degree from Loyola University of Chicago and a BA from HamiltonCollege. She is licensed to practice in Illinois and California.