J Patrick Rowan

J Patrick Rowan

Partner, McGuireWoods
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Pat’s practice focuses on criminal and civil enforcement proceedings and internal investigations. He has substantial experience in federal law enforcement, as well as international and national security matters. He also advises corporate clients on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the ITAR, the EAR and OFAC regulations.

Pat spent 18 years in the US Department of Justice (DOJ), where he oversaw the DOJ’s review of foreign acquisitions of US companies through the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. He previously served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the NSD, where he managed DOJ’s national security investigations and prosecutions. In both positions, Pat was responsible for supervising all of DOJ’s prosecutions of export violations. As a result, he has particular experience in the application of the material support statutes, the Arms Export Control Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and statutes relating to economic espionage or disclosure of classified information. As the Principal Deputy, he directed the launch and implementation of a nationwide export enforcement initiative, an interagency effort to target the illegal export of sensitive technology and weapons components. Pat continued to lead this initiative as Assistant Attorney General.

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