We Can’t Hire You: Employment Discrimination & Export Control Laws

March 7, 2024 | 01:00 PM – 02:15 PM NYC

ACSS Webinar

CSS Credits: 1.25


75 minutes


  • Aaron R. Hutman
  • Rebecca Carr Rizzo


Alexander Witt CSS, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS


Thursday, March 7, 2024


  • 01:00 PM – 02:15 PM NYC
  • 06:00 PM – 07:15 PM London
  • 07:00 PM – 08:15 PM Amsterdam


Employers subject to export control obligations must still comply with laws against discrimination on the basis of immigration status, national origin, or citizenship.

Government regulators expect of companies to comply with export control regulations that protect sensitive goods, software, and technology in their hiring processes. That may create challenges.

Companies will need to navigate these competing compliance obligations and ensure that in-house counsel and compliance professionals responsible for export control programs consult with counsel responsible for labor and employment matters.

In this webinar we will offer detailed expectations and “best practices,” which may be helpful to company compliance professionals.

With this webinar we want to ensure that the individuals responsible for managing the hiring and onboarding processes receive training on discrimination based on citizenship, immigration status, and national origin.

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Aaron R. Hutman

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Aaron Hutman is a partner in the International Trade practice of global law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Aaron helps clients to engage in business, banking and trade in the world’s most challenging markets and deal with the most sensitive technologies. With experience in over 60 countries on six continents, Aaron understands the bigger picture of international business and is an established authority in some of the most important issues affecting trade, banking and investment, where companies and investors face a business landscape with ever-evolving sanctions, export control, anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, cybersecurity, trade disputes, and investment rules that must be understood, anticipated and managed. His clients include defense companies, private equity and hedge funds, banks, multinational corporations, energy industry participants, social media and technology leaders, startups and governments around the world.

Aaron is ranked by Chambers USA 2023 for International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions and recognized by The Legal 500 U.S., International Trade (2019-2023). He has been profiled in the 2017 WorldECR Awards which recognizes the achievements of export controls and sanctions professionals. Aaron serves on the Steering Committee of the Cambridge Forum on Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering, and he publishes frequently on trade and national security issues.

Rebecca Carr Rizzo

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Rebecca Carr Rizzo is a partner in Pillsbury’s Employment Law practice, based in the Washington, D.C. office. Rebecca counsels clients to ensure compliance and avoid litigation and investigates and defends clients against discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower claims. Rebecca also counsels clients on and litigates employment contracts, including non-competition agreements.

Rebecca’s clients include large corporations, startups, nonprofits, government contractors, restaurants, hotels and universities. Frequent areas of counsel


Alexander Witt CSS

Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant

Alexander Witt is a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS). He is an expert in EU, US, and German Sanctions and Export Control Laws and Regulations. Previously Alexander worked as a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant at Full Circle Compliance and as an Export Compliance Officer at Fujifilm Europe in the Netherlands.

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