Marynell DeVaughn is of counsel with Foley & Lardner LLP. She represents U.S. and non-U.S. companies, in matters involving export controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions, encryption and technology controls, customs/import, Census Bureau reporting, anti-boycott regulations (EAR and IRS), anticorruption laws (FCPA and UKBA) and anti-money laundering legislation, as well as national security issues such as the requirements of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM).
Prior to joining Foley, Marynell was of counsel in the international trade practice of a national law firm. Prior to that, she was a vice president and associate general counsel in the legal department at a major U.S. aerospace and defense company, with responsibility for export/import and other international trade laws, including audits and investigations of potential violations, voluntary disclosures to government agencies and monitoring of completion of corrective actions.
Marynell also served for more than ten years as a senior attorney in the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Chief Counsel for the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), where she advised on the laws and regulations governing dual-use export controls and sanctions, encryption, defense offsets and defense industrial base (including the Defense Production Act).
Marynell was a member of the Stimson Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy, where she served on the Export Controls and Regulatory Challenges Working Group. The working group considered U.S. and international export controls and regulatory regimes for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Marynell previously served as a member of the President's Export Council, Subcommittee on Export Administration, which advises the president and the U.S. government on export controls and security-related trade issues.