Narges Kahvazadeh

Associate | San Diego | (858) 720-5100
(858) 720-5100

Narges is a member of Morrison & Foerster’s National Security Group. She advises clients on various aspects of regulatory compliance affecting international business. She concentrates on export controls such as the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), and sanctions programs as enforced by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). Narges has experience creating and enhancing trade compliance programs, benchmarking best practices, assisting with classification licensing activities, compliance reviews and disclosures. She also advises on the impact of changes in U.S. and international trade policy and matters related to trade in technology and information services, including encryption controls, and conducting due diligence on individual transactions.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, she worked as a trade compliance manager within the defense industry. Her industry work focused on assessing and mitigating risk related to export and sanctions compliance. As a strategic export advisor, she advised product development teams during the design process of various hardware and software products. She engaged in regular proactive communications with government agencies at the Departments of State and Commerce and the National Security Agency.

She brings a pragmatic, business-conscious approach while advising clients on international trade issues.

Narges earned her J.D. from Washington and Lee University and received her B.A. in liberal arts from St. John’s College under the Great Books curriculum. The awarded degree is equivalent to a double major in philosophy and the history of science and a double minor in classical studies and comparative literature. 

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