Orga Cadet

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Orga Cadet's international and government contracts practice focuses on the intersection of 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 export controls, sanctions, trade remedies, customs, and defense security matters, as well as Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews. He 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, Orga contributes clear and concise analysis of the multifaceted and ever-changing aspects of international trade.

In his government contracts practice, clients benefit from Orga’s experience providing day-to-day counseling in all aspects of federal government procurement, including preventing and investigating potential instances of government contracts-related fraud, misrepresentations, and other compliance failures. He helps clients navigate and comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and related regulatory regimes governing companies doing business with the federal government.

*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in New York. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Barbara Linney during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.

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 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.
  • 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 US 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

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
  • The Honorable Judge Judith N. Macaluso, Superior Court of the District of Columbia: Summer Judicial Clerk
  • United Nations: Legal Intern

Admissions

  • New York
  • [*Not admitted in the District of Columbia, admitted in New York. Practicing pursuant to D.C. Rule 49(c)(8) under the direct supervision of Barbara Linney during pendency of application for admission to the District of Columbia.]

Education

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