Grayson Yeargin concentrates his practice on assisting clients with compliance with government requirements and guiding them through government investigations. He represents government contractors, companies in the private sector, and individuals involved in disputes with the government.
A significant portion of Grayson's practice involves representing and advising clients concerning economic sanctions and export controls. He has extensive experience in assisting companies with compliance with the sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and anti-boycott laws. He also assists clients with other aspects of international compliance including issues involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), transactions involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and determinations concerning Foreign Ownership, Control, and Influence (FOCI).
Grayson also provides regulatory and dispute resolution advice to companies concerning government contracts issues. He assists clients with False Claims Act (FCA) matters (including qui tam litigation), laws governing false statements and fraud, inquiries into bidding practices and contract negotiation, suspension and debarment issues, and compliance counseling. He also advises national security and defense companies on the legal and regulatory compliance requirements that arise in those industries, with a particular focus on information security.
Grayson's practice includes enforcement and compliance elements. He assists clients in conducting internal investigations, assessing disclosure issues, resolving disputes with government agencies, and defending matters in litigation. In addition he helps clients develop compliance programs and work through regulatory issues.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Seizes Two Shipments of Imported Products Found to Be Made With Forced Labor
Prohibiting Compliance With Certain U.S. Sanctions—Advocate-General Grapples With EU Blocking Statute Catch-22
Cybersecurity Executive Order Establishes Framework to Strengthen Cybersecurity Elements of Federal Government Contracts
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Steps Up Enforcement Activity Against Products Made With Forced or Indentured Labor
- November 16, 2016
Cybersecurity in Government Contracts Institute, Basics of IT Acquisition and Contracting - Hardware, Software, Open Source Products & Services, Cloud Computing and Continuous Monitoring Platforms, Federal Publications Seminars
- June 13, 2016
Understanding ITAR/EAR Regulations for International Sales, Aerospace Industries of America Meeting
- November 4, 2015
2015 Cybersecurity Institute in Government Contracts
- September 29, 2015
Trends and Developments in International Trade: What You Need to Know
- September 15, 2015
Executive Roundtable Series - Opportunities and Risks in the International Marketplace: Developments and Trends in International Trade, Export Controls, and Global Cybersecurity
- Georgetown University (J.D. magna cum laude 1999; Order of the Coif; Notes and Comment Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal); Winthrop University (B.A. cum laude 1996)
- District of Columbia and New York
- Intern, Office of Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State (Summer 1999)
American Bar Association: co-chair, Civil Rights Litigation Committee; regional chair, Judicial Internship opportunity Program; and former chair, Criminal Litigation Subcommittee
Member, National Contract Management Association's Board of Advisors for Program Year 2014
Member, Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
- Judicial Clerk to Judge Cameron McGowan Currie, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina (1999-2001)