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Ajay Kuntamukkala

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Ajay Kuntamukkala focuses on the intersection of trade and national security, including export controls, economic sanctions, and trade policy. Ajay provides counsel on designing and implementing effective compliance programs, obtaining government authorizations, and successfully navigating internal reviews and enforcement proceedings. Ajay represents clients before the U.S. Departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Commerce, and Energy, as well as the NRC and other agencies. Ajay served as the Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security in which capacity he advised senior U.S. officials on export control policy, high-technology trade, and expanding strategic trade with China and India.


Ajay rejoined Hogan & Hartson (now Hogan Lovells) after serving as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of Commerce for Industry and Security from 2003 to 2005. At the U.S. Department of Commerce, he counseled the Undersecretary on a range of issues at the intersection of international trade and national security, including U.S. export control policy and high-technology trade. He also assisted the Undersecretary with the agency's international initiatives, including coordinating U.S. government and industry efforts under the U.S.-India High Technology Cooperation Group to expand high-technology trade with India. This included assisting with U.S. and Indian government negotiations concerning the End-Use Verification Agreement and the Next Steps in Strategic Partnership initiative, which involved policy changes and other measures in the areas of civil space, civil nuclear, defense, and high technology. In addition, he served as the Undersecretary's appeals coordinator, presiding over informal hearings and advising the Undersecretary on the disposition of administrative appeals and enforcement proceedings. Prior to his service at the Department of Commerce, Ajay was an associate at Hogan & Hartson from 2000 to 2003.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2000; M.P.P., Harvard University, 1998; B.A., summa cum laude, Boston College, 1995.

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