Thomas Andrukonis is a Managing Director in the Export Controls, Sanctions, & Trade (ECST) practice at FTI Consulting. He specializes in U.S. and foreign export controls and sanctions matters, including license application development strategies, export control investigation support, internal compliance program development, conducting risk and threat based assessments, end-use monitoring advisory services (Post Shipment Verifications and Pre-License Checks), Voluntary Self-Disclosure submission support, General Prohibition 10 advisory, delisting support services and the development of enhanced due diligence programs. He further specializes in Technology Control Plan support, in countering illicit Technology Transfer, supporting the protection of Intellectual Property, preventing compromise of Critical Program Information and emerging technologies.
Prior to working for FTI Consulting, Thomas served 41 years in the Export Administration and Export Enforcement divisions of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, administering and enforcing the Export Control Reform Act and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). During his career, Thomas represented the United States’ national security licensing and enforcement interests to all 42 member countries of the Wassenaar Arrangement. He worked extensively with foreign federal ministries, licensing bureaus, international customs services, international law enforcement agencies, trade associations, and global industry involved in international trade, export controls and sanctions.
Thomas most recently served as the Director, Export Management and Compliance Division in BIS. He managed a staff responsible for establishing BIS’s recommended elements for effective internal compliance programs and led both domestic and foreign training in support of enhancing multilateral export controls. In this capacity he also directed all of BIS’s compliance actions to assess and ensure industry compliance with the EAR. Prior to this, Thomas served as the Director of BIS’s Office of Enforcement Analysis (OEA) managing a staff of approximately 30 compliance specialists. As the OEA Director, he was responsible for all aspects of BIS’s global end-use monitoring program as well as accessing all sensitive and open-source information to maintain BIS’s internal export control watchlist and license review programs.
During his career, Thomas received multiple awards from the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for his outstanding dedication to industry and BIS.