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Jason Prince


901 K Street NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20001
800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Jason Prince represents and counsels exporters and multinational companies – from one of the world’s 10 largest international defense trade companies to a Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacturer to multiple emerging growth counter-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) companies – on an array of complex international trade compliance matters. Serving as Co-Chair of the firm’s nationally recognized Export Control & Trade Sanctions Practice Group and Co-Leader of the firm’s Commercial Aerospace & Defense Industry Group, Jason has helped aerospace and defense, technology, semiconductor, telecommunications, energy, mining, agribusiness, financial services, and other companies to navigate various complicated U.S. regulatory regimes applicable to international business. He is currently a Vice Chair of the American Bar Association’s Export Controls/Economic Sanctions Committee.

Jason specializes in coordinating internal investigations, preparing voluntary disclosures to the U.S. Government, and conducting compliance program reviews involving the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)/International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA)/Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Office of Foreign Assets Control's (OFAC) trade sanctions regulations, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) export controls (Part 810), and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Additionally, he has expertise with helping companies to develop policies and procedures, M&A due diligence protocols, and training programs aimed at minimizing such compliance risks, especially in relation to the use of third-party agents to conduct business abroad. In the export controls arena, he has experience with obtaining export authorizations and conducting export classification and commodity jurisdiction analyses.

Jason also serves as lead counsel for companies from various industries in business litigation involving the international sale of goods and services, including matters involving complex transnational discovery issues.

Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Jason served as a Deputy Press Secretary to Nobuteru Ishihara, a Japanese House of Representatives Member and Japan’s former Economy Minister, as well as a law clerk to Judge Susan H. Black of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 

Client Results

Export Controls / Trade Sanctions
  • Counseling one of the world's 10 largest international defense trade companies on AECA/ITAR, EAR, and FCPA compliance issues, including internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, and general advice and counsel.

  • Counseling a Fortune 100 heavy equipment manufacturer on AECA/ITAR, EAR, OFAC sanctions, and FCPA compliance matters arising from its global sales; prepared a voluntary disclosure to OFAC of potential violations of the Iran sanctions program, which resulted in a no-action letter.

  • Advised a Europe-based multinational automotive company on compliance with the OFAC sanctions arising from the United States’ withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with respect to Iran’s nuclear program. 

  • Conducted an EAR compliance review for an emerging growth counter-UAS technology company as part of the due diligence associated with a private equity investment; prepared a Commodity Jurisdiction request for the company's counter-UAS system.
  • Provided EAR and OFAC sanctions compliance advice and counsel to an emerging growth customer experience management software company in connection with its acquisition by one of the world’s largest technology companies.

  • Counseling an emerging growth counter-UAS technology company on an array of ITAR and EAR compliance matters, including preparation of ITAR export authorization applications and addressing export control issues arising from its acquisition of a foreign subsidiary.

  • Defended a nuclear reactor safety technology company in responding to an NNSA cease-and-desist letter and request for information in relation to compliance with NNSA’s Part 810 export controls.

  • Assisted with successfully securing the de-listing of over forty individuals and entities in the financial services industry whom OFAC placed on its Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) List.

  • Advised a Europe-based global frozen food supply chain company on certain U.S. trade sanctions considerations arising from its provision of services to a Canada-based global food company’s U.S. subsidiary.

FCPA / Anti-Corruption
  • Conducted a Fortune 500 multinational technology company’s internal investigation into alleged kickbacks involving customers in multiple Asian countries.

  • Conducted a compliance program gap analysis for a U.S.-based publicly traded mining company with sales in multiple Asian countries, focusing primarily on anti-corruption and trade sanctions compliance matters.

  • Directed the internal investigation of a U.S.-based medical device manufacturer’s alleged FCPA violations arising from the conduct of a third-party sales agent in South America.

  • Developed a global anti-corruption and trade sanctions compliance program for a U.S.-based publicly traded mining company with operations in Canada and sales to the Pacific Rim.

  • Drafted an FCPA compliance policy for a U.S.-based multinational agribusiness company, developed training for the company’s employees in China, and counseled the company on minimizing FCPA compliance risks arising from its joint venture in India.

  • Provided FCPA compliance training to the U.S. subsidiary of a European-based multinational renewable energy company, and counseled the company on tailoring its mergers and acquisitions due diligence protocol to address FCPA issues.

International Business Litigation
  • Defending a U.S.-based arms manufacturer in federal court litigation revolving around contemplated sales to the armed forces of multiple U.S. allies in the Middle East.
  • Defended a U.S.-based multinational agribusiness company in federal court litigation arising from the contemplated acquisition of a potato processing plant in South America; worked with South American counsel to coordinate the client’s foreign discovery efforts and helped to secure the lawsuit’s dismissal based on the opposing party’s discovery abuses.

  • Represented one of the world’s largest hay distributors in a federal court case involving the breach of a contract to distribute hay in the United Arab Emirates and Jordan; obtained a settlement through mediation.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions


  • Acritas Star Lawyer, 2018-2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America© Commercial Litigation, 2017-2020
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Litigation: General Commercial, Up and Coming, 2018-2019
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers®, International, 2018-2019; Business Litigation, 2010-2017
  • The Henry Luce Foundation, Luce Scholar, Tokyo, Japan, 2001-2002

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Export Controls/Economic Sanctions Committee, Vice Chair, August 2019-present; Steering Group Member, August 2018-present; and Member, 2006-present
  • Invited Observer, 23rd Asian Export Control Seminar, Co-Hosted by the Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry and the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, February 2016, Tokyo, Japan 
  • Society for International Affairs, Member, 2016-present  
    • “Definitions, Terms & Acronyms Handbook for Defense Trade” Task Force, Member, 2017
  • American Bar Association, Anti-Corruption Committee, Member, 2006-present
  • TerraLex – The Worldwide Network of International Law Firms, Representative, 2014-present 
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Acritas Star Nominee Comment About Jason:
"He was very attentive to a client relationship,
and he was very hardworking.”


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