Joseph Gustavus is a principal at Miller Canfield’s Troy, Michigan office, who represents multinational clients primarily in the automotive, defence, aerospace, software and technology industries. He is the head of the firm’s Export Controls Group.
Joe represents multinational clients on export of defence and other national security technologies from the United States. He counsels clients on ITAR and other export control compliance issues, assisting with controlled asset identification and classification, commodity jurisdiction requests, implementation of export control compliance programmes, export licence applications, drafting of government-approved TAAs, MLAs, other export control-compliant collaboration agreements, performing export control audits and rendering benchmark reports, performing export control due diligence on acquisition targets, drafting export control manuals and technology control plans, drafting voluntary disclosures on export control violations, and employment of foreign nationals subject to export controls.
His efforts at negotiating successful transactions for clients and counselling them on ITAR and other export control compliance issues have earned him praise and yielded longstanding client relationships for Miller Canfield. He has served as an attorney in Europe and speaks fluent German. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.