Troy Shaffer*

Senior Global Trade Advisor in Association with Gardere
* Not admitted to practice law
2021 McKinney Avenue
Suite 1600
Dallas, Texas 75201
t 214.999.4335 f 214.999.3335

Utilizing 29 years of federal law enforcement experience, Troy Shaffer is a senior trade advisor who assists domestic and foreign corporations with U.S. export regulations, export compliance programs, audits, voluntary disclosures and corporate training seminars. Prior to his association with Gardere, Troy was a senior special agent for the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security enforcing U.S. export laws. In 2015, he was named the Department's Special Agent of the Year for his role in a landmark conviction that resulted in the largest criminal fine to date in an International Emergency Economic Powers Act Investigation. He also investigated contract fraud with the U.S. Defense Department and import/export violations with the U.S. Customs Service (now known as Department of Homeland Security) during his distinguished career.

Troy’s background and extensive knowledge of the industry provides him with a unique perspective; one that allows him to employ a hands-on approach when helping client’s verify that all business activities are compliant with U.S. export regulations. Working with domestic and foreign corporations, Troy advises clients on international regulations governing export of dual-use commodities, defense articles, software and technology, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations, and the various embargo and sanctions programs. As a seasoned industry expert, his adept insight provides clients with a strategic objective leading to speedy resolutions and avoiding potential administrative and criminal penalties. Troy maintains a TS-SCI Security Clearance.

Troy is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and utilizes his vast experience and skill in trend analysis to forecast areas of concern for corporate clients.  He is often invited to train client employees in-house on various aspects of the International trade market. 

*Not admitted to practice law.

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