Huffman Riley Law | Jeremy K. Huffman
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Jeremy K. Huffman

jhuffmanJeremy Huffman is a founding member and partner of Huffman Riley PLLC.  Mr. Huffman concentrates his practice advising U.S. and foreign clients concerning the U.S. export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”); Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”); and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regulations.  Mr. Huffman has extensive experience assisting high technology, defense industry and other clients to navigate applicable U.S. export statutes and regulations to:

  • Classify and determine the appropriate export jurisdiction for products and services, including the submission of commodity jurisdiction and classification requests to the U.S. Government;
  • Design and implement export compliance programs and procedures that meet business needs while satisfying regulatory requirements;
  • Identify the need for, obtain and administer export licenses and authorizations from the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce;
  • Train employees to understand their responsibilities under the U.S. export laws, including training for specific business functions;
  • Assess potential risks and liabilities in the export area associated with proposed acquisitions, mergers and divestitures;
  • Conduct audits of company compliance programs, policies, procedures and practices, including audits required by the U.S. Department of State or other U.S. Government agencies, to ensure compliance with U.S. export laws and company requirements and identify opportunities for improvement or streamlining;
  • Identify, review and voluntarily disclose potential violations of the U.S. export laws and formulate strategies for remedying such violations;
  • Assist clients to interpret and apply U.S. export regulations as they apply to encryption commodities and software;
  • Draft or review business documentation such as contracts, terms and conditions, and non-disclosure agreements to identify and assess potential export compliance requirements; and
  • Assist U.S. companies and their foreign subsidiaries to understand the requirements for conducting business with countries subject to U.S. embargoes.


Mr. Huffman also assists clients to address the requirements of anti-bribery statutes, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and counsels clients with respect to the government contracting requirements of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”).  Prior to founding Huffman Riley PLLC, Mr. Huffman practiced law with Patton Boggs, LLP, where he focused on export controls and compliance and Venable LLP, where he counseled clients in the area of government contracts.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Huffman served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Glen M. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1997
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia


  • Honorable Glen M. Williams, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1997 – 1998

Court Admissions

  • Virginia Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Appointed Member, 2010-2014, U.S. Department of State Defense Trade Advisory     Group
  • Appointed Member, 2012-2013, Department of Commerce, Regulations and Procedures     Technical Advisory Committee
  • Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer 2008-Present, Society for International Affairs
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section

Publications and Speaking

  • Speaker, “Commodity Jurisdiction,” The Society of Research Administrators International Export Controls Conference (March 2013)
  • Speaker, “Product Jurisdiction (ITAR v. EAR),” Society for International Affairs Fall Advanced Conference (November 2012)
  • Speaker, “Commodity  Jurisdiction – Getting it Right,” Society for International Affairs Back to Basics Defense Trade Export Licensing Conference (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Tutorial Presenter, “Real Time Business Impact – The U.S. Export Laws and the Simulation Industry,” Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (December 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Coauthor, “Putting Your Best Foot Forward – Obtaining ITAR and EAR Authorizations Quickly and Efficiently,” Beyond Virginia (April 2009)
  • Conference Director, Society for International Affairs Summer 2008 Back to Basics Defense Trade Export Licensing Conference (July 2008)
  • Speaker, “Human Resources and ITAR Compliance,” Society for International Affairs Spring Advanced Conference 2008 Defense Trade Licensing Conference (April 2008)
  • Speaker, “Basics of Import/Export Control & Compliance,” Society for International Affairs Winter 2008 Back to Basics Defense Trade Export Licensing Conference (March 2008)
  • Coauthor, “To Disclose or Not to Disclose,” Beyond Virginia (March 2008)
  • Coauthor, “Open Source Software and U.S. Export Laws,” The Export Practitioner (February 2008)
  • Coauthor, “Deemed Exports – How to Export Without Leaving the U.S.,” Beyond Virginia (October 2007)
  • Coauthor, “Consent Agreements: Tools of Last Resort?  A Basic Understanding/Primer,” Global Watch (May/June 2007)
  • Coauthor, “Be Prepared: The Risks of Inadequate Export Recordkeeping,” Global Watch (July/August 2006)
  • Coauthor, “Deemed Exports Under EAR Are Still Risky Proposition,” The Export Practitioner (July 2006)
  • Coauthor, “Outsourcing: Is it Really Worth the Cost,” Intellectual Property and Technology Law Journal (April 2006)
  • Contributor, “Customs and Border Protection Handbook,” Society for International Affairs (March 2005)
  • Coauthor, “Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures: ITAR Compliance from an Industry Perspective,” 2003 Annual Fall Defense Trade Licensing Conference – Defense Trade 2003: The Evolving World of Export Controls, Society for International Affairs (November 3-4, 2003)
  • Contributor, “Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestitures, Guidance and Advice for Defense Trade Export and Legal Professionals,” Society for International Affairs (November 2003)