Overview

Sanjay Mullick has a broad range of experience providing counsel on export controls administered by the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); the Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); and the Department of Energy’s rules on nuclear exports, as well as economic sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He also advises on compliance and enforcement matters concerning the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and foreign trade zones (FTZ).

Mr. Mullick advises companies, sponsors and investors on export controls and sanctions risk assessment in conjunction with investments, offerings and mergers and acquisitions. He also conducts internal investigations, handles voluntary self-disclosures, and designs and implements trade controls compliance programs. Mr. Mullick assists companies with navigating the export control aspects of software deployment, including global encryption controls, cloud computing, and offshore outsourcing. In addition, he counsels companies and financial institutions on compliance with economic sanctions, including considerations for market entry and implementation of corporate policies and procedures.

Mr. Mullick has advised companies and governments in international arbitration and litigation, including dispute resolution proceedings under the investment provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and bilateral investment treaties (BITs), administered under the rules of the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Committee on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Mr. Mullick has represented U.S. companies and foreign governments in trade remedy proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and suspension agreements before the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission and the Court of International Trade.

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Publications

“President Trump Withdraws U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal and Sets in Motion Re-Imposition of Comprehensive Economic Sanctions,” Mario Mancuso, Zachary S. Brez, Michael S. Casey, Sanjay José Mullick, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Joshua R. Thompson, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (May 10, 2018).

“U.S. Targets Putin's Inner Circle: Five Takeaways for Companies and Investors,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, Lucille Hague, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (April 12, 2018).

“The Trump Administration Imposes Steel and Aluminum Import Tariffs, Linking International Trade With National Security,” Mario Mancuso, Sanjay José Mullick, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Ariel Victoria Lieberman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 27, 2018).

“Trump Administration Bans Dealings in Venezuelan Cryptocurrency in a First Step Toward Extending Sanctions to Digital Currency Transactions,” Zachary S. Brez, Corey D. Casbarro, Michael S. Casey, Mario Mancuso, Sanjay José Mullick, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Carolyn Schroll, Erica Williams, (March 22, 2018).

“Treasury Department Sanctions Russian Entities and Individuals for Cyberattacks and Election Interference, Indicating Additional Measures May be Forthcoming,” Zachary S. Brez, Michael S. Casey, Ariel Victoria Lieberman, Mario Mancuso, Sanjay José Mullick, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 21, 2018).

“Economic Sanctions and Export Controls Enforcement Update Q4 2017,” Mario Mancuso P.C., Sanjay José Mullick, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (March 14, 2018).

“Proposed Export Control Legislation Would Place New Restrictions on Technology Transfer, Even Within the U.S.,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay José Mullick, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 13, 2018).

“CFIUS Weighs in on Broadcom/Qualcomm Fight,” Mario Mancuso, Sarkis Jebejian, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, H. Boyd Greene IV, Jennifer Fernandez, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (March 9, 2018).

“Building an Effective ‘Risk-Based’ Compliance Program to Address International Risks, Even if You Already Have One,” Mario Mancuso P.C., Sanjay José Mullick, Diego Ortega, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (February 27, 2018).

“New North Korea Sanctions Impact Shipping Transactions Worldwide,” Zachary S. Brez P.C., Michael S. Casey, Mario Mancuso P.C., Sanjay José Mullick, Diego Ortega, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (February 26, 2018).

“U.S. Department of the Treasury Identifies Russian Political Leadership and Oligarchs, Though Ultimate Implications Remain Forthcoming,” Mario Mancuso, Zachary Brez, Sanjay Mullick, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Michael Casey, Sam Moss, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (February 2, 2018).

“Trump Administration Imposes Substantial Tariffs Ushering in America First Trade Agenda,” Lauren Friedman, Ariel Victoria Lieberman, Mario Mancuso P.C., Sanjay José Mullick, Joanna M. Ritcey-Donohue, Javier Rubinstein, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (January 25, 2018).

“Mexico Signs ICSID Convention: Briefing for Clients With Mexican Interests,” Lauren Friedman, Lucila I. M. Hemmingsen, Sanjay José Mullick, Javier Rubinstein, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (January 22, 2018).

“Washington’s New Asia Map: Five International Risk Themes to Watch,” Mario Mancuso, Boyd Greene, Sanjay Mullick, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Jennifer Fernandez, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (December 15, 2017).

“Unstacking and Unpacking U.S. Economic Sanctions Targeting Russia: Increasing Complexity and Uncertainty for U.S. Companies,” Mario Mancuso P.C., Sanjay José Mullick, Joshua R. Thompson, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (December 5, 2017).

“The Administration Changes Course on Cuba,” Mario Mancuso, Zachary Brez, Michael Casey, Sanjay Mullick, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Carrie Schroll and Sam Moss, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (November 21, 2017).

“Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Enforcement Update Q317,” Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue and Sanjay Mullick, Bloomberg Law's Corporate Law & Accountability Report (November 16, 2017).

“As Investigations Continue in Washington, U.S. State Department Issues Sanctions Guidance on Russia’s Defense and Intelligence Sectors,” Mario Mancuso, Zachary Brez, Michael Casey, Sanjay Mullick, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue and Ariel Lieberman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (October 31, 2017).

“U.S. Lifts Embargo on Sudan, Though Certain Sanctions and Export Control Restrictions Remain,” Mario Mancuso, Sanjay Mullick, Bloomberg BNA’s Corporate Law & Accountability Report (October 13, 2017).

"Understanding the Rising Corruption, Sanctions and Money Laundering Risks of Doing Business with Venezuela," Mario Mancuso, Zachary Brez, Michael Casey, Sanjay Mullick, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Carolyn Schroll, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (October 12, 2017).

"The Trump Administration Sharpens Secondary Sanctions — China and Russia Are On Notice," Mario Mancuso, Zachary Brez, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Michael Casey, Sanjay Mullick, Carrie Schroll, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (September 8, 2017).

"President Trump Signs Sanctions Bill Targeting Russia, North Korea and Iran," Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, Ariel Lieberman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (August 4, 2017).

"Trump Administration Sets “America First” Trade Agenda in Motion," Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue and Sanjay Mullick, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (April 6, 2017).

"U.S. Relaxes Cuba Sanctions, Ends Burma Sanctions, Although Election Uncertainties and Compliance Challenges Remain," Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick and Ariel Lieberman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (October 31, 2016).

"Dealmakers, Take Note: GAO to Study CFIUS at Congress’ Urging," Mario Mancuso, Joanna Ritcey-Donohue, Sanjay Mullick, Lucille Hague, Kirkland & Ellis LLP Alert (October 17, 2016).

"India Takes the Next Step in Forming Its Nuclear Liability Framework," Sanjay J. Mullick, Elina Teplinsky, James A. Glasgow, Stephen B. Huttler, Moushami P. Joshi (February 11, 2016).

"Proposed Change to Export Controls Would Allow Use of the Cloud for Encrypted Data," Christopher R. Wall, Sanjay J. Mullick (June 23, 2015).

"Strict Controls Proposed on the Export of Cybersecurity Items," Brian E. Finch, Sanjay J. Mullick (May 28, 2015).

"Export Control Reforms Will Boost US-India Defense Trade," Sanjay J. Mullick, Graham G. Wisner, Moushami P. Joshi, Benjamin J. Cote, Law360 (February 5, 2015).

"India’s Aviation Safety Rating Downgrade Could Have Cascading Effects," Stephen B. Huttler, Jennifer E. Trock, Moushami P. Joshi, Kenneth P. Quinn, Sanjay J. Mullick (March 6, 2014).

"A New U.S. Sanctions Approach for Syria & Iran - Why Tech and Telecom Companies Are Taking Notice," Sanjay J. Mullick, Aaron R. Hutman, Thomas M. deButts (April 30, 2012).

"A “Work In Progress” - The Evolving U.S.- India Defense Supply Relationship," Robert S. Metzger, Sanjay J. Mullick, American Bar Association’s India Law News (Summer 2011).

"What the New Encryption Rules Mean for U.S. Exporters," Sanjay J. Mullick (July 1, 2010).

"Navigating the India Defense Opportunity, American Bar Association’s India Law News," Mohit Saraf, Sanjay Mullick (Summer 2010).

"Complying with U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions in a Globalized World," Elina Teplinsky, Sanjay J. Mullick (March 2010).

"Tribunal in $100 Billion Yukos Arbitration Rules Russia Bound by Energy Charter Treaty, World Trade Executive," Sanjay J. Mullick, Ronan J. McHugh, Irene Dallas (December 2009).

"India’s Changes in Defense Procurement Will Require More Advance Planning by Suppliers," Sanjay J. Mullick, Robert S. Metzger, Joshua D. Fitzhugh (November 11, 2009).

"Protecting Chinese Investments in Latin America," Sanjay J. Mullick, Ronan J. McHugh, Meg Utterback (July 29, 2009).

"Treasury Takes Further Steps to Cut off Iran from U.S. Banks by Banning ‘U-Turns’," Stephan E. Becker, Sanjay J. Mullick, Thomas M. deButts (November 7, 2008).

"Major Export Controls Penalty Signals New Scrutiny of Defense Sector Outsourcing," Nancy A. Fischer, Sanjay J. Mullick (April 12, 2007).

"Export Controls on Commercial Software and Technology," Sanjay J. Mullick, California Business Law Practitioner (October 1, 2004).

Seminars 

“India: Clarifying Current Encryption Standards and the Status of a Revised Draft National Encryption Policy Following Industry Concerns,” American Conference Institute Advanced Industry Forum on Global Encryption, Cloud & Cybersecurity Controls (March 2016).

“Iran and Implementation Day: What It Means for U.S. Sanctions,” Practising Law Institute (March 2016).

“Export Control Implications of New Business Models: Offshoring and Cloud Computing,” Nuclear Energy Institute and Pillsbury Seminar (Nov. 2015).

“One Year Later: A Look at the Election of Narendra Modi and the BJP and its impact on Law and Business,” South Asian Bar Association of North America Convention (Orlando, June 2015).

“Basics of Export Controls,” Practising Law Institute (Dec. 2014).

“Tracking Nuclear Export Compliance,” American Conference Institute Nuclear Export Controls (May 2013).

“Updating Your Cross-Border Encryption Compliance Strategy: U.S. Perspective,” American Conference Institute on U.S Export and Re-export Compliance (Toronto, Feb. 2013).

“Reducing the Risk of Unauthorized Deemed Exports,” Infocast Nuclear Export Controls Summit (Jan. 2013).

“Export Control Issues for Service Providers,” Infocast Commercializing Small Modular Reactors Nuclear Summit (July 2012).

“Facilitating U.S. Technology Transfers: Impact of U.S. Export Controls Reforms on U.S. Firms Ability to Fulfill Offset Commitments,” American Conference Institute Forum on India Defense Procurement (June 2011).

“Controlling the Flow of Nuclear Technology and Technical Data: Flow to Mitigate Deemed Export Violations,” American Conference Institute Advanced Summit on Complying with Nuclear Export Controls (Nov. 2010).

“Export Control Best Practices” and “India Update,” Nuclear Energy Institute and Pillsbury Seminar (Nov. 2010).

“Corporate Investigations: FCPA Compliance and India,” U.S.-lndia Business Council and Society of Indian Law Firms U.S. and India: Hot Topics for In-House Counsel Legal Services Conference, New Delhi, India, (Sept. 2010).

“Enforcement of U.S. Export Controls on Non-U.S. Companies,” Export Compliance Training Institute (Munich, May 4, 2009).

“Use of Encryption: An International Analysis” (Pillsbury Webinar, July 28, 2008).

“Sourcing on a Global Basis,” Information Technology Association of America (Webinar, March 9, 2007).

Recognition

Legal 500 US, International Trade

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association, International Law Subcommittee

District of Columbia Bar, International Trade Planning Committee

U.S.-India Business Council, Legal Services Executive Committee

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • District of Columbia

Courts

  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.1996

    Foreign Publications Editor, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

  • Georgetown UniversityB.S.F.S., International Politics1991