Kelley Drye has added a top official from the Commerce Department to its office in Washington.
Darryl Jackson, who until recently served as assistant secretary of commerce for export enforcement at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, joined the firm full-time this week as a partner in Kelley Drye’s international trade and customs, white collar crime and litigation practice groups.
His practice focuses on export controls, antiboycott and sanctions-related matters, as well as complex civil litigation and white collar criminal defense. Jackson will also conduct internal investigations and advise clients on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act matters.
“This is a growing area of national security importance, and companies are going to need to pay more attention to their compliance programs as they move forward,” Jackson says.
At the Commerce Department, Jackson worked closely with the Justice Department’s National Security Division to develop and implement its export enforcement initiative, which was launched in 2007 and resulted in increased export controls criminal prosecutions. He also developed the principles that BIS applies in its civil administrative cases to determine whether export controls compliance programs are effective.
Jackson is a former assistant U.S. attorney in Washington, serving in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 1980 to 1992.