Dan Goren is Counsel in the International Trade Compliance Practice Group, where he works with a broad range of clients such as cutting-edge emerging technology companies, billion-dollar electronics manufacturers, and Fortune 50 aerospace and defense contractors. He advises them on compliance with U.S. export controls – the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) – and U.S. trade sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Dan has conducted hundreds of internal investigations into potential violations of U.S. export and trade sanctions controls, and he has extensive experience preparing voluntary disclosures and designing and implementing responsive and pragmatic corrective actions. As a member of the Society for International Affairs (SIA), Dan served on the task force to rewrite SIA’s Voluntary Disclosure Handbook, a guide broadly used by companies across the country. Dan also helps clients to self-classify or prepare Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) and Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS) requests to determine the classification of their products under U.S. export law, including in some of the more difficult areas, such as encryption controls.
Dan’s experience includes being tapped by a Fortune 50 defense contractor to help construct a new internal process for classifying encryption items, successfully obtaining EAR99 export classification from the Bureau of Industry and Security for products made by a major electrical component manufacturer, providing investigation and writing training to a company under a Department of State consent agreement, advising major aerospace companies on ITAR and EAR requirements, and advising Fortune 500 companies on OFAC requirements.
Dan co-teaches a course on International Trade Compliance at the University of Connecticut School of Law, one of only a few law school classes of its kind nationwide. When he isn't helping clients solve trade compliance problems, Dan is engaged in civil litigation matters and has participated in briefing emergency and dispositive motions as well as appellate briefs.
Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Dan spent nearly ten years as a reporter for several newspapers in Massachusetts and The Hartford Courant in Connecticut. Dan's academic background includes a J.D. with high honors from The University of Connecticut School of Law. Here he was Editor-in-Chief of the Connecticut Law Review and received numerous awards, including six CALI awards for academic excellence in individual courses, the Allstate Foundation Award for Excellence in Contracts and Torts, and the University of Connecticut Law School Foundation award for "Exceptional Achievement in Outstanding Scholarship." Dan received his M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he was awarded honors in investigative reporting, and his B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College, majoring in Government with a concentration in Political Philosophy.
- University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., 2011)
- High Honors
- Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (M.S., 2003)
- Dartmouth College (B.A., 1998)
- cum laude