Prominent attorney Steven Brotherton, a respected authority on export controls and economic sanctions, has joined international trade law firm Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. as the firm’s Export Controls & Sanctions Practice Leader. He will manage the firm’s export practice from ST&R’s San Francisco office.

“Steven’s history of excellence as a leading export controls expert fits squarely with the reputation ST&R has earned over the past 40 years as the world’s preeminent full service international trade law firm,” said Managing Partner Thomas G. Travis. “Under Steven’s leadership, ST&R is enhancing the firm’s global export compliance program offerings, and expanding our representation of clients facing government investigations and enforcement actions.”

Brotherton joins ST&R from AmLaw 100 immigration firm Fragomen Worldwide, where he managed the firm’s Export Control Practice Group over the past 15 years. Fragomen and ST&R have established a relationship to collaborate on export control matters going forward. Austin T. Fragomen, Jr., who is the Chairman of Fragomen Worldwide, noted, “We are excited for Steven and appreciate the export control support he has provided to our firm and clients. We look forward to future collaboration with ST&R and continuing our relationship with Steven in his new role.”

While at Fragomen, Brotherton assisted clients with a variety of export control and sanction matters, including successfully resolving ITAR jurisdiction issues impacting global supply chains, developing export control and sanction compliance programs for global companies, serving as the lead counsel on various government investigations and enforcement actions, and negotiating U.S. government approval and congressional certification for multi-billion dollar projects. He began his career in export controls in an in-house position at a Fortune 50 defense and aerospace company where he supported various space, rocket, and military programs.

Since 1977, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A. has set the standard for providing comprehensive and effective international trade-related legal and consulting services to clients across the globe. ST&R and its related Global Trade Compliance Management company, STTAS, comprise the largest international trade services provider in the world. Operating throughout North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, together the firms offer the expertise of hundreds of trade professionals to companies of all sizes in complying with the laws, rules and regulations affecting the importation and exportation of merchandise.

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