Jones Day has announced that Giovanna Cinelli and Kenneth Nunnenkamp have joined the Washington office as partner and of counsel in the Government Regulation Practice, strengthening Jones Day's already significant international trade, export and national security capabilities.
Ms. Cinelli was previously a partner in the McLean, VA office of Patton Boggs and chair of that firm's export control and investigations practice group. Mr. Nunnenkamp was previously counsel in that same group, which is part of Patton Boggs' homeland security, defense and technology transfer group.
Ms. Cinelli and Mr. Nunnenkamp have worked extensively with the Departments of State, Commerce, Defense, Treasury, and Energy, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), on a variety of export and import control matters, including complex investigations, compliance, audit, and enforcement matters relating to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, and the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM). They have advised defense and high-technology companies on transactional due diligence, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issues, technology transfer, licensing, and industrial espionage matters. Their clients include members of the satellite, aircraft, military electronics, defense platforms, missile technology, encryption, computer, and software industries, and include global and domestic companies at all tiers of production and development.
Ms. Cinelli was a member of the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) at the Department of State from 1992 through 2008, where she held the position of vice chair from 2006 through 2008. She has also been a member and vice chair of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) at the Department of Commerce, where she advised the Department on issues related to export and trade of commodities and technical data.
Mr. Nunnenkamp's investigative strengths were developed from his litigation background and prior service in the U.S. Marine Corps JAG.