The U.S. Government requires that all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense articles, defense services or related technical data to have the proposed ITAR clearance and national security clearance levels for access to government facilities or the leval of clearance to do business with the federal government.
The government has one goal in mind – to deny your security clearance. Our attorneys have been on the other side and can help you to protect your reputation and advocate for your opportunity to be heard.
Legal Services for Various ITAR & Facility Security & Individual Security Clearance Levels
At Watson, our national security clearance lawyer can provide the following legal services regarding application for a denial of security clearance levels.
- Government clearances
- TS SCI assistance
- Legal representation at security clearance denial hearings
- Denial of top secret clearances and ITAR access
- Response to statement of reasons
- Revocation of individual or company facility clearances
- Classified security clearance denials for ITAR related companies
- Security clearance litigation and administrative hearings or appeals
Government Clearance Assistance Other Export Control and ITAR Consulting Services
- ITAR consulting services
- Export control certification and licensing
- Technical Assistance Agreements,
- Commodity Jurisdiction Requests,
- Manufacturing License Agreements, and
- Voluntary Disclosures,
- Security clearance loss of jurisdiction matters
- Secret Clearance ITAR applications, and
- Export Control Compliance.
Our ITAR security clearance attorneys are immediately available to help individuals and government contractor businesses by providing guidance and help you the entire security application process. We also represent clients in the revocation and appeals process. This includes:
- Preparation of response to the Statement of Reasons and Denial Letters
- Requests for Hearings
- Pre-Clearance Counseling for SF-86 and DD Form 1879 – Our attorneys can help to identify mitigating circumstances, and assist in drafting answers
- Preparation for interrogatories and investigative interviews
- Representation at post-denial hearings in front of the Defense Office of Hearing and Appeals including the appearance before federal courts and government agencies.
To speak with an export control lawyer about your ITAR facility clearance or ITAR security clearance level matters, call our law office 1-866-601-5518 for a FREE initial consultation.
Experienced government contracting background: At Watson & Associates, LLC, not only do our lawyers and consultants practice government contract law, many of our members have worked on the government’s side.
We realize that a government contractor can have a difficult time with ITAR access, ITAR facility clearance denial cases and applying for required security clearances in the ITAR process. Therefore, we have implemented legal services that assist clients with these difficult processes.
With law offices in Denver, Colorado and Washington, DC, our national security clearance lawyers are geographically positioned to help contractors and individuals across the country with a wide range of matters related to ITAR facility clearance level and TS SCI matters. This can range from training and compliance assistance to defense representation with ITAR and AECA violations and proactive guidance for small, medium or large government contractors.
As government contractors, you want to ensure that you meet the ITAR clearance regulations, export control compliance, and government clearance requirements. Failure to meet these results can cause your company significant delay and headache during the ITAR process.
This is especially true with security clearance loss of jurisdiction matters.
Non-U.S. citizens do not qualify for a security clearance. However, if you are a non-U.S. citizen or have an employee that requires access to federal classified information and meets the statutory requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) and Industrial Security Letter (ISL) 2006-02, a Limited Access Authorization (LAA) no higher than the Secret level, may be issued.
ITAR Clearance Access & ITAR Application Process for Government Contractors
A government facility security clearance (FCL) is provided to a defense contractor as a result of a federal government contract requiring performance on a classified effort. If your company does not possess the requisite ITAR facility security clearance levels to conduct foreign traffic operations, you can end up being disqualified for the award.
At Watson & Associates, ITAR application attorneys can provide detailed guidance and experience to help you to apply for, and maintain your government facility clearance.
Applying for an ITAR facility clearance should be taken seriously and conducted with care and strategy. Honesty throughout the application and renewal process is key. Oftentimes, failing to hold the required security clearance levels will lead to the loss of one’s job.
At Watson, our government facility clearance and export control practice group can help federal employees and government contractors to get the appropriate authorization in the ITAR process and to stay compliant with their respective Export Control Regulation requirements. Learn about misrepresentation and omission of facts under ITAR and AECA.
Call Our Government Contracts for Your TS SCI Clearance & ITAR Clearance Application
Contact us online or call our law office at 1-866-601-5518 for a free confidential consultation about either your ITAR certification regulations, compliance or obtaining your TS SCI ITAR clearance level for a federal government contract.