Pete Jeydel focuses his practice on US export controls and economic sanctions, including counseling, compliance, transactional advice, licensing and opinions, jurisdiction and classification assessments, disclosures, and enforcement actions. In addition, Pete assists clients in anti-corruption matters, including under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and has experience handling reviews and investigations by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Pete has represented clients in a variety of industries, including aerospace and defense, technology, cybersecurity, financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, agriculture, oil and gas, metals and mining, tourism/hospitality, real estate development, and non-profit. He has focused on issues related to Russia, Myanmar, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Lebanon.
Prior to joining Steptoe, Pete worked on Central Asia policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). At OSD, Pete focused on the war in Afghanistan, working with governments and private sector entities in the surrounding region, from the Persian Gulf to the Caucasus, to Russia and China, and in particular the former Soviet states of Central Asia and Pakistan, seeking to increase US access for logistical support to the war in the lead-up to the 2009 surge, and coordinating these efforts across the US government.
- Vice Chair, Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, International Law Section, American Bar Association
Bar & Court Admissions : District of Columbia
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2012, magna cum laude; Articles Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
- A.B., Princeton University, 2006, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 2005
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