Eric J. Rudolph
- Senior Director
- Forensic & Litigation Consulting
- T: +1 718 290 4201
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- Three Times Square
- 9th Floor
- New York, NY, 10036
- United States
- T: +1 212 247 1010
- F: +1 212 841 9350
- B.A., Economics, Fairfield University
- J.D., Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
- Licensed Attorney (MA)
- Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), Certification Task Force
- Customs/Import Compliance
- EAR / ITAR
- Export Controls
- International Trade
- Sanctions Investigations & Compliance
Eric J. Rudolph is a Senior Director in the Export Controls & Sanctions offering in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) segment at FTI Consulting, and he is based in New York. His work focuses on compliance with U.S. export controls and economic sanctions.
An attorney by experience and training, Eric has led, managed and participated in compliance reviews domestically and internationally (North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia), internal investigations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) counseling, jurisdiction and classification analyses, and training efforts. In his practice, Eric focuses on providing practical recommendations concerning risk-based assessment of compliance needs, compliance program design, investigations, audits and reviews, and support of remediation activities. Additionally, Eric has significant experience in working with companies operating under government-appointed compliance monitors/officials, including serving as part of the monitor team in an export controls and sanctions case involving criminal and civil settlements with the Department of Justice (DOJ), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
Eric’s experience with sanctions matters includes advising clients on compliance with various sanctions programs administered by OFAC; review of compliance programs; review and recommendations on screening and due diligence procedures to promote compliance with OFAC sanctions programs; investigation of potential violations; advising on sanctions matters in the context of M&A due diligence and integration; and assisting with voluntary self-disclosures.
Previously, Eric worked in the export controls and sanctions practice of a Big 4 accounting firm and ran his own firm before joining the Big 4. Eric also worked for 15 years as an in-house lawyer, including acting as a General Counsel, with manufacturing companies in various industries and has substantial experience in advising Boards and all levels of global executive leadership and management on all aspects of compliance. In addition to export controls and sanctions compliance, Eric also has experience with anti-bribery matters (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), including policies and procedures, investigations, voluntary disclosures and remediation; and in U.S. Customs Service matters. Eric previously served as a committee liaison to a member of the United States Trade Representative’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the U.S. government’s senior trade advisory panel and, in that capacity, participated in the drafting of ACTPN reports to the President, the Congress, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on several free trade agreements.
Prior to entering in-house legal practice, Eric investigated and litigated fraud cases as a government securities regulator, working with various state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including on high-profile cases involving Ponzi schemes that resulted in criminal convictions and abusive broker-dealer sales practices.