Stephen Wilcox specializes in U.S. and foreign export controls and sanctions matters, including conducting corporate trade compliance investigations and audits, due diligence advising, the development of Internal Compliance Program (ICPs), Voluntary Self-Disclosures (VSDs) advisory, and restricted party list removal support services.
Prior to FTI Consulting, Stephen served 24 years in the U.S. Government. During his career, Stephen represented the United States’ national security and foreign policy interests to more than 65 countries and worked extensively with foreign federal ministries, licensing organizations, international customs services, international law enforcement agencies, and trade associations.
Stephen most recently worked as the Acting Assistant Director, Export Control Officer Program of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Stephen managed an international staff charged with coordinating a global end-use monitoring program throughout the world. Stephen worked with Export Control Officers stationed outside the U.S., local staff, BIS Field Offices and other U.S. and foreign government agencies to help global industry comply with multilateral export controls and sanctions. Stephen also served as the BIS Regional Export Control Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia and the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany, as well as a diplomat in Italy.
Throughout Stephen's career, he worked as a Foreign Area Officer (FAO) for Eastern Europe, Russia and Ukraine and assisted to facilitate secure trade relationships with foreign governments, trade associations, and industries throughout the world. In this capacity, he conducted end-use monitoring for BIS and, on many occasions, for the U.S. Department of State, scrutinizing thousands of international transactions for compliance with Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions.
Stephen is a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as a Russian Linguist. He is a Gold Medal recipient from the Secretary of Commerce, a Meritorious Service Award from the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, and an Honorary Polish Military Law Enforcement Officer from the Zandermeria.