Chad Dorr advises companies in export and national security compliance matters in cross-border transactions, including in matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). He has also counseled clients regarding mandatory direct investment surveys administered by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
Chad maintains a versatile practice that extends beyond transactions and includes regulatory counseling and compliance investigations. He has conducted detailed investigations into potential compliance lapses of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and economic sanctions administered by OFAC. He has assisted foreign-owned or -controlled companies in obtaining facility security clearances and has spoken to government and industry leaders regarding U.S. cybersecurity initiatives to protect controlled unclassified information (CUI) and covered defense information (CDI). His pro bono practice includes advocating on behalf of veterans and volunteering at the DC Bar's Landlord-Tenant Resource Center.
Prior to law school, Chad served 21 years as a naval officer and combat helicopter pilot. His deployments included the Persian Gulf; Mogadishu, Somalia; and counter-terrorism patrols in the Strait of Malacca immediately following September 11. Outside the cockpit, Chad served as a Major Department Head aboard an aircraft carrier, authored transformative logistics policies for NATO, and managed the nearly $2 billion Atlantic Fleet Flying Hour Program. He retired in 2009 as a Commander.
Officer, U.S. Navy (1988-2009): SH-60B Helicopter Pilot and Detachment Officer-in-Charge; Logistics Policy Staff Officer, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Aircraft Carrier Major Department Head; and Atlantic Fleet Flying Hour Program Manager
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