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  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., magna cum laude, 2012, Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
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  • L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po), 2005
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Steptoe International Compliance Blog  

Peter Jeydel, an associate in Steptoe's Washington office, focuses on US export controls and economic sanctions, including the Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the sanctions programs administered by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and by the State Department.  His practice spans all aspects of these regimes, including counseling, compliance, transactional advice, licensing and opinions, jurisdiction and classification assessments, disclosures, and enforcement actions.  He has also represented companies and individuals seeking de-listing from OFAC’s sanctions list.  Mr. Jeydel currently serves as vice chair of the ABA's Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee.

In addition, Mr. Jeydel has assisted clients in anti-corruption matters, including under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and has experience handling reviews and investigations by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). 

Mr. Jeydel has handled a wide variety of matters in the sanctions and export controls area.  For example, he has represented a Myanmar-based individual and business entity seeking removal from OFAC’s sanctions list, as well as individuals sanctioned under the Kingpin Act for alleged money laundering activities in Lebanon and South America.  He has also been assisting a US telecommunications company that is considering a variety of ambitious business activities in and related to Cuba.  Mr. Jeydel counsels an array of US and non-US clients on international regulatory issues they face when acquiring businesses, developing new markets, or selling products and services, often with a focus on the extent to which the activities are subject to US jurisdiction.  He also has experience representing individuals who have been criminally indicted in the United States, or who are at risk of facing criminal charges, related to export controls and sanctions laws.

The clients with which Mr. Jeydel has worked have been in diverse industries, including aerospace and defense, heavy manufacturing, specialty and high-tech manufacturing, agriculture, oil and gas, metals and mining, financial services, tourism/hospitality, real estate development, telecommunications, technology, cybersecurity and non-profit.  Mr. Jeydel’s work has covered issues in Myanmar, Cuba, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, N. Korea, Syria, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lebanon, Central and South America, and elsewhere.

Prior to joining Steptoe, Mr. Jeydel worked on Central Asia policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).  At OSD, Mr. Jeydel focused on the war in Afghanistan, working with governments and private sector entities in the surrounding region, from the Persian Gulf to the Caucasus, to Russia and China, and in particular the former Soviet states of Central Asia and Pakistan, seeking to increase US access for logistical support to the war in the lead-up to the 2009 surge, and coordinating these efforts across the US government.  

Mr. Jeydel is a frequent author on the Steptoe International Compliance Blog.

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Professional Affiliations

  • Vice Chair, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, International Law Section, American Bar Association