Jenner & Block

Mr. Irwin is a member of both the Government Contracts and the Government Controversies and Public Policy Litigation Practices. With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. Irwin focuses his practice at the intersection of government procurement and international regulatory law, concentrating primarily on corporate investigations and compliance counseling.  His unique background includes experience on export controls, economic sanctions and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

Mr. Irwin has a wide-ranging export control practice.  He has handled investigations and voluntary disclosures for companies in a range of industries, including aerospace and defense and high-tech.  Much of his work has involved the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), but he has also managed substantial Export Administration Regulations (EAR) enforcement matters. He also has counseled clients regarding all major economic sanctions regimes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), conducted a number of FCPA investigations and reviews around the world, and has advised clients on Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issues.

Mr. Irwin has handled significant False Claims Act and ethics/compliance matters, including those with related international regulatory concerns.  While in-house early in his career, he supervised major protests and handled issues relating to work with the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and the United States Agency for International Development. 

A prolific contributor to government contracts publications, Mr. Irwin’s writing often focuses on overlapping issues such as export controls and anti-corruption.  He is a member of the advisory board for Thomson Reuters’ Government Contractor and the conceiver and co-editor of Thomson Reuters’ ITAR Handbook. He speaks at conferences and events worldwide.  His engagements have included, among others, speaking on international compliance issues at Thomson Reuters’ “Government Contracts Year in Review,” the largest national government contracts legal conference.  He conceived and led a year-long series of webcasts hosted by Federal Publications Seminars with foreign law firms regarding contracting in their countries.