May 19, 2009 / Law Alert

The Roth Case and Export Controls: The Government Sends a Message to the Academic Research Industry

A 72 year old professor is awaiting sentencing later this month after being convicted of illegal transmitting military technical data without a license from the Department of State to foreign students in the United States. Universities and other entities involved in potentially controlled research areas must assess and carefully monitor their researches with foreign students, scientists, and scholars to minimize the risk of enforcement actions. If your organization does not have a compliance program in place to deal with the transmission of controlled technology/technical data to foreign nationals in the U.S., we urge that you seek qualified advice to establish one.