Intevac Deal Offers A Warning On 'Deemed Export' Rules

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 9:18 PM EST) -- A recent U.S. Department of Commerce settlement with Intevac Inc., which was accused of improperly releasing controlled technology information to a Russian employee, highlights the need for companies to consider so-called deemed export rules when they have foreign nationals on the payroll.

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security on Feb. 24 announced that it had reached a $115,000 settlement with Intevac, a California-based company that develops optic systems related to night-vision technology and makes equipment used in solar cell and hard-drive manufacturing. The deal...
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