Areas of Practice
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., with honors, 1980
  • Princeton University, A.B., with honors, 1976
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Judge J. Albert Engel, US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1980-1981
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Edward J. Krauland

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8083
FAX: +1 202 429 3902
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Edward J. Krauland is a partner in Steptoe's Washington office where he leads the firm's International Regulation & Compliance Group.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Krauland served with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the area of nuclear export transactions.

International Regulatory Compliance
Mr. Krauland's experience in the international trade area includes representing clients on matters involving US and multilateral economic sanctions, dual use, defense and nuclear export controls, payment abroad of commissions and other marketing funds, anti-money laundering compliance, anti-boycott and FCPA compliance and enforcement, review of foreign investments in the United States, and government procurement regulations in the cross-border context.  His practice spans all aspects of these laws, including counseling, compliance work, transactional advice, licensing and opinion work, internal reviews, disclosures, and enforcement actions.  He has represented both companies and individuals in various de-listing and sanctions relief procedures, including under OFAC's SDN designations and State Department administered sanctions programs.  He has extensive experience dealing with the principal US agencies, including the Commerce Department, State Department, Treasury Department, Defense Security Service, and Justice Department.  He has served as co-chair of the International Trade Committee of the ABA Section of International Law and Practice.  He is former Chairman of an ABA-wide Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation (anti-money laundering compliance), and senior adviser to the ABA Section of International Law and Practice’s anti-money laundering committee.

His practice also includes all aspects of export control regulation for both the military (ITAR) and commercial (EAR) regulatory regimes, as well as nuclear export controls under the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  His experience includes managing the ITAR regulatory requirements triggered by acquisitions, asset sales, and corporate reorganizations, including the required notifications to DDTC, amendments to existing registration statements, preparation and submission of new registrations, transfer of licenses and other authorizations and related DDTC notifications and authorizations.  This work typically includes close coordination with other Steptoe attorneys in managing separate but related regulatory requirements with CFIUS under the Foreign Investment and National Security Act.

Mr. Krauland practices in the area of administrative litigation (for US and foreign clients involving import relief trade litigation under US antidumping and countervailing duty statutes) and international arbitration and dispute settlements before arbitral tribunals (such as the US-Iran Claims Tribunal, the UN Claims Commission, and ad hoc arbitrations involving UNCITRAL arbitration rules and procedures).  His experience includes complex investor-sovereign investment disputes, contract terminations and non-performance claims, and disputes arising from emerging economy restructurings (such as privatizations in the former Soviet Union).

International Government Procurement
Mr. Krauland has assisted clients in Buy America Act and Trade Agreements Act compliance, handled disputes over US-origin content requirements under the Buy American Act, and spoken on the elements of US-origin content requirements under these statutes.  He has served as chairman and vice chairman of the International Procurement Committee of the ABA Section of Public Contract Law, and has also advised public interest and bar association groups on public procurement regimes for the emerging economies of the former Soviet Union.

Mr. Krauland also assists in the creation and supervision of the International Law Guides, a web-accessible compliance tool designed to provide corporate subscribers and their employees with detailed information on local anti-corruption laws around the globe.


  • Band 1, Chambers Global, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (US), 2013 - 2017
  • Band 1, Chambers USA, International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions (Nationwide), 2008 - 2017 
  • Chambers Global, International Trade/WTO: Global, 2008 - 2011
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, International, 2009 - 2017
  • The Legal 500 US, Litigation: International Trade, 2014 - 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance, 2015 - 2018
  • Who's Who Legal for Trade & Customs (2009 - 2013) and Public Procurement (2011) 
  • Editor-in-Chief, Michigan International Law Journal
  • President, Michigan International Law Society
  • William Bishop Award for Excellence in International Law
  • Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers (2007, 2008, 2010, 2015)

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  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law
  • Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs