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Trevor Schmitt's practice focuses on national security law, complex internal investigations, and government contracts with a particular focus on working with individuals and companies in government and internal investigations related export and sanctions enforcement, including with respect to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctions. He also provides both U.S. and non-U.S. companies with guidance on compliance with U.S. trade sanctions and export controls. In addition to advising clients on strategic planning, compliance and enforcement, Trevor regularly deals with various government agencies responsible for the administration of these laws and appears before panels, courts, and other forums hearing disputes involving international trade and investment matters.

Trevor also advises both private and public sector clients on the application of regulations governing foreign investment and international trade in goods, services, and technology across industries, including the financial services, information technology, microelectronics and defense and aerospace sectors.

His experience includes advocating for companies that do business with the U.S. Government, either directly or as a subcontractor. Trevor regularly counsels clients on issues involving cybersecurity, national security, and emerging technologies, including U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and civilian agency security requirements, NIST, FedRAMP, artificial intelligence (AI), and incident response.

Trevor graduated, magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, he interned for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and served as an Executive Senior Editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law as well as a Managing Editor for the Georgetown Law Technology Review. Trevor received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, and received an Undergraduate Advanced Diploma (UGAdvDip) in Data and Systems Analysis from the University of Oxford.


  • Major international aerospace company in connection with disclosures and settlement with the U.S. Department of State and the implementation of a Consent Agreement, as part of the company's agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of State, the French Parquet National Financier, and the UK Serious Fraud Office to resolve the authorities' investigations into allegations of bribery, corruption, and ITAR violations.
  • Freight service company, in advising on an ITAR investigation through a secondment arrangement.
  • Thermal imaging company, in advising on de minimis export control investigation and regulatory disclosure.
  • Multinational technology company, in conducting an enterprise-wide export controls compliance risk assessment.
  • International aerospace and defense company, in regularly advising on export control compliance and investigations.
  • GardaWorld Federal Services in the successful defense of a bid protest brought by SOC LLC involving an award of a $58M Department of State contract to provide security services at the U.S. Embassy in Bangui, Central African Republic. SOC LLC, B-418487.2, .3, Feb. 4, 2021, 2021 CPD ¶ ___.
  • Several government contractors in bid protest matters, including representation in proceedings at the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Hearings and Appeals.
  • Government contractor, in responding to congressional Inquiries in connection with news media reports of criminal conduct allegations under 18 U.S.C. § 207.
  • Major defense contractor, in developing a reference guide on the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency adverse information reporting best practices under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual.
  • Defense contractors on compliance with the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2019, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
  • Undergraduate Advanced Diploma, Data and Systems Analysis, University of Oxford
  • B.A., Communication, University of New Mexico, 2012, magna cum laude


  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims


  • Co-Chair, International Trade Committee, International Law Community, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Vice Chair, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee, International Law Section, American Bar Association

  • Steering Committee Member, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee, International Law Section, American Bar Association
  • Member, Society for International Affairs