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Lizbeth Rodriguez-Johnson

Of Counsel

555 17th Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202

Lizbeth Rodriguez-Johnson advises U.S. and international clients on U.S. federal laws and regulations governing international business.

She routinely represents clients in civil and criminal investigations involving the Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury. 

She also regularly helps her clients develop, draft, and implement compliance programs in response to investigations or to proactively avoid investigation and potential litigation. 

Lizbeth is a native Spanish speaker.


  • Export controls 
  • Export compliance due diligence and counsel related to mergers and acquisitions 
  • Trade sanctions and related compliance matters 
  • Conducting detailed internal investigations and export compliance audits 
  • Drafting license applications, Commodity jurisdiction requests, Technical assistance agreements,  
  • Registration statements, and other international regulatory documents
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Foreign Asset Controls Regulations

Client Results

Audit/Compliance Review Engagements
  • Auditor for two State Department directed ITAR Audits, pursuant to a Consent Agreement, between 2014-2016 of a U.S. multinational corporation

  • Auditor for a State Department directed ITAR Audit in 2010-2011 of a Dutch multinational corporation with 17 U.S. locations.
  • Auditor for a State Department directed ITAR Audit in 2010 of a U.S. electronics component manufacturer with 6 U.S. locations.
  • Auditor for a Commerce Department directed EAR Audit in 2006 of a U.S. nickel pipes international distributor.
  • Auditor in several voluntary export controls audits of U.S. entities subject to State and Commerce Department controls.

Served as Legal Counsel
  • Over twenty-five voluntary and directed disclosures and other investigations before the Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury in the calendar year 2008.
  • A major defense service contractor with respect to complex regulatory and compliance matters affecting ITAR, EAR, OFAC and other controls.
  • A firearms accessory manufacturer with respect to a State Department voluntary disclosure and the development and implementation of a comprehensive export compliance management program.
  • A publicly traded, multi-national engineering and construction service firm with respect to multiple compliance issues, including OFAC, ITAR and EAR requirements and related training.

  • A publicly traded, multi-national service firm with respect to the export of ITAR controlled data and services related to nuclear weapons testing facilities.

  • A publicly traded, multi-national pharmaceutical company in federal criminal and administrative proceedings concerning the illegal export of missile fuel components.
  • A U.S. company with respect to an investigation and disclosure of the unlicensed export of a super computer to the People's Republic of China.
  • A privately held German company with respect to alleged criminal violations of the Arms Export Control Act involving exports of missile technology components.

  • Multi-national corporations with respect to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and anti-boycott compliance and related defense matters.
  • Multi-national corporations in developing compliance programs in various areas of federal regulatory law.



Speaking Engagements


Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Member 
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member 
  • Denver Bar Association, Member

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