Mi-Yong Kim


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Mi-Yong Kim has over 25 years of experience related to export controls and national security. Based on her extensive government service, she is uniquely well equipped to provide advice to help clients navigate the complex regulations related to export controls and national security, including matters related to compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR); the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS); and foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) mitigation by the Defense Security Service. Mi-Yong is also an Adjunct Professor at the National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taipei, Taiwan. She teaches a graduate-level class on export controls and related topics at the College of International Affairs of NCCU.

Mi-Yong has worked with counterparts from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Treasury; the Office of the United States Trade Representative; the National Security Council; the Council of Economic Advisors; the Office of Science and Technology Policy; and others in the intelligence community on various export and national security issues. She spent the majority of her career working in various capacities at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Most recently, Mi-Yong served as Chair of the Operating Committee in the Export Administration of the BIS where she analyzed and determined the outcome of cases with significant and broad policy implications. Her work with BIS also included chairing the End-User Review Committee responsible for administering the Entity List, directing the BIS office responsible for national security review under CFIUS, serving as the Senior Export Policy Analyst for Asia Pacific focusing on issues related to the Korean Peninsula, and directing the Office of International Programs where she oversaw multi-million dollars in program funds to work with foreign countries in their development and enhancement of export control systems.

For over four years, Mi-Yong served as export control adviser to the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan, where she worked with Taiwan officials on export control systems development. Through this work, Mi-Yong has intimate knowledge of Taiwan’s export control system and ongoing relationships with key officials and non-governmental organization representatives. She has traveled throughout Asia speaking on export controls in programs organized by the U.S. and foreign governments and entities.

Lastly, for close to eight years, Mi-Yong served as senior attorney with the Chief Counsel for Industry and Security where she administratively enforced violations of the EAR and worked with assistant U.S. attorneys on criminal enforcement of violations of the EAR.