Orga Cadet

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Orga Cadet’s practice focuses on the intersection of international trade, national security and technology. Drawing from a background in international relations and government negotiations, he helps educate clients on complex trade and national security statutes and regulations, including in the context of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) as well as export controls, sanctions, reviews of information and communications technology and services (ICTS) transactions and defense security matters (e.g., security clearances).

Orga has a comprehensive range of experience in international trade matters, having previously worked on security and conflict resolution matters, as well as investigative matters. By combining his legal, professional and academic experiences, he contributes clear and concise analysis of the multifaceted and ever-changing aspects of international trade.

Clients also benefit from Orga’s counsel on compliance with U.S. government contracts, including ransomware and other cybersecurity-related reporting requirements, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and related regulatory regimes governing companies doing business with the U.S. federal government.

Select Experience

  • Represented a U.S. drone industry startup in connection with an export control commodity classification request and a CFIUS national security review.
  • Helped conduct an internal investigation of a leading microelectronics manufacturer’s possible export control violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), undertaking related ITAR and EAR classification analyses and implement corrective actions, including preparation of applications for export licenses and a Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA).
  • Counseled U.K. aeronautics firm on ITAR compliance with respect to storing technical data in the cloud.
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Experience

  • Represented a U.S. drone industry startup in connection with an export control commodity classification request and a CFIUS national security review.
  • Helped conduct an internal investigation of a leading microelectronics manufacturer’s possible export control violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), undertaking related ITAR and EAR classification analyses and implementing corrective actions, including preparation of applications for export licenses and a Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA).
  • Counseled U.K. aeronautics firm on ITAR compliance with respect to storing technical data in the cloud.
  • Conducted classification of numerous products, technology and software for various clients seeking to understand whether investment targets produced "critical technology" for CFIUS purposes.
  • Advised smart mobile device firm on effect of regulatory actions targeting ZTE, a leading Chinese telecommunications and information technology company.
  • Supported several mergers and acquisitions by conducting due diligence of international trade (ITAR, EAR, customs), defense security and government contracts matters.
  • Counseled several clients with respect to export restrictions and mandatory defense priority-rated government contracts for personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Counseled global Fortune 500 company on impacts of U.S. sanctions on Syria.
  • Assisted a leading multinational private equity firm with U.S. government settlement negotiations related to apparent Iran sanctions violations.
  • Advised U.S. space launch services company on impacts of acquisition by Japanese firm, including CFIUS national security review, export controls, Foreign Ownership Control and Influence (FOCI) mitigation and Buy American laws.
  • Helped conduct an internal investigation and draft a voluntary disclosure related to apparent small business misrepresentations by a large government contractor.
  • Advised space launch company on eligibility for U.S. federal government contracts (e.g., NASA) and FAA launch licenses for foreign companies.
  • Drafted submissions to the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) addressing FOCI issues for various U.S. cleared entities.
  • Assisted U.S. operations of a global vehicle manufacturer in responding to Surveys of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States for submission to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Law360: International Trade Editorial Board (2022)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Section of International Law
    • National Security Committee: Vice-Chair, Co-Editor of the Year in Review

Community

  • Rock Creek Park: Hiking Trail Maintenance Overseer

Prior Positions

  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel: Attorney
  • Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), Syria Negotiations Team: Law Fellow

Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • M.P.P., International and Global Affairs, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2016
  • B.B.A., Finance, Florida International University, 2011

Blog

In The Blogs

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Data Counsel
Reporting Cyberattacks: Challenges for US Government Defense Contractors
By Orga Cadet, Brian Craig
December 20, 2021
A report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Dec. 8, 2021, highlights the complexity surrounding cybersecurity compliance for the Department of Defense (DOD) and its contractors. The GAO’s report recommended...
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Data Counsel
Privacy and Product Counseling: 2020 in Review
By Carolina A. Alonso, Orga Cadet, Gerald J. Ferguson, Barbara D. Linney, Melinda L. McLellan, Veronica Reynolds, Nichole L. Sterling
December 17, 2020
Advising our clients on compliance with laws and regulations is, hands down, the most important aspect of our role as attorneys. In addition to seeking counsel on their obligations under laws and regulations, however – motivated by...
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