Kevin Wolf > Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
Kevin Wolf photo

Work Department

Partner; International Trade


Experience encompasses the laws, regulations and policies pertaining to national security, foreign policy and other controls over foreign direct investment, and the export, reexport and transfer of military, dual-use and other commodities, technologies, software and services; focuses on U.S. regulations implementing these controls, including the EAR, ITAR, sanctions administered OFAC, antiboycott regulations, the FCPA and multilateral trade controls.

To learn more about Mr. Wolf, please visit his full profile:


Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce (2010-2017)


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School; M.A., University of Minnesota; B.A., University of Missouri – Columbia

Lawyer Rankings

United States > International Trade > International trade

(Leading lawyers)

Kevin WolfAkin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPhandles all trade matters with tremendous expertise and insight‘. A worldwide force in international trade law, the US group forms part of an enviably broad global network that leans on well-staffed platforms in Beijing, Dubai, Geneva, Hong Kong, London and Singapore. Sources also reserve praise for its ‘unusually strong depth of expertise‘, which is evidenced by its ability to cover the waterfront on trade issues, from trade policy and remedy matters, through to export controls and CFIUS work. Matthew Nicely is a go-to expert for trade remedies and policy and is leading the firm’s representation of HMTX Industries, and over 6000 additional plaintiffs, in a marquee challenge to the US government’s Section 301 tariffs on Chinese goods. Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration Kevin Wolf specializes in export controls and national security issues; he is highlighted by sources for his ‘keen practical insights on how the government makes decisions‘. Department head Thomas J McCarthy is ‘a seasoned practitioner‘ and has an emphasis on export controls, CFIUS work and sanctions programs. CFIUS practice head Christian C Davis, customs lead Lars-Erik A Hjelm and trade litigator Bernd Janzen are also experienced names. Suzanne Kane, who sits in the customs practice, is an impressive up-and-coming partner. Named attorneys are based in Washington DC.