Forensic & Litigation Consulting
Eric J. Rudolph is a Senior Director in the Export Controls & Sanctions offering in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting (FLC) segment at FTI Consulting, and he is based in New York. His work focuses on compliance with U.S. commercial/dual-use and military export controls, and economic sanctions.
Eric has led, managed and participated in compliance reviews domestically and internationally (North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia), internal investigations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) counseling and investigation matters, jurisdiction and classification analyses, and training efforts. In his practice, Eric assists companies by managing the risks associated with export controls and sanctions, with a focus on risk-based assessment of compliance needs, compliance program design, investigations, audits and reviews, and support of remediation activities. Eric focuses on providing organizations with practical recommendations that reflect business culture, the nature of operations, and compliance history. Eric has significant experience in working with companies operating under government-appointed compliance monitors/officials.
Eric’s experience with sanctions matters includes advising clients on compliance with various sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); review of compliance programs and procedures; review and recommendations on screening procedures to promote compliance with OFAC list-based and comprehensive sanctions programs; investigation of potential violations; advising on sanctions matters in the context of financing transaction due diligence; and assisting with voluntary self-disclosures.
Previously, Eric worked in the export controls and sanctions practice of a Big 4 accounting firm and ran his own firm before joining the Big 4. Eric also worked for fifteen years as an in-house lawyer, including acting as a General Counsel, with manufacturing companies in various industries and has substantial experience in advising all levels of global management – from boards, CEOs and senior management to off-shift line supervisors – on all aspects of compliance. In addition to export controls and sanctions compliance, Eric also has experience with anti-bribery matters (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), including policies and procedures, investigations, voluntary disclosures and remediation; and in matters enforced by Customs and Border Protection. During his career, Eric has gained experience in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, automotive, satellite communications, electronics, textiles, banking, research and pharmaceuticals. He is experienced in managing international teams of both internal and external resources and in leading cross-functional teams.
Prior to entering in-house legal practice, Eric investigated and litigated fraud cases as a government securities regulator, working with various state and federal law enforcement and regulatory agencies.