Dan Minutillo

Minutillo, a Partner with over 30 years of experience, leads Centre’s international trade practice. He has handled legal matters regarding the worldwide export of commercial and non-commercial products from the United States to most continents in the world, the classification of products and technology (ECCN) prior to export, CBP customs issues, the export of products that use or contain encryption, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) matters, and related CFIUS, Anti-Dumping, FOCI, OFAC, HTS, sanctions and VSD’s (voluntary disclosures) to government agencies.  Minutillo is handling all the issues that have arisen with the Russian sanctions.  Minutillo represents some of the largest and most influential corporations in Silicon Valley.  



Meet Dan Minutillo, Partner

Dan has written and negotiated contracts to procure weapon systems, electronic equipment, telecommunications, and software on behalf of contractors selling their products to the United States Government and other governmental entities. He has also provided legal assistance during the administration of these contracts and the export of related products out of the United States.

He has counseled clients on complicated State and Federal government contracts, grants, cooperative agreements, and government assistance issues, including rights in technical data and intellectual property, GSA schedule contracting, proprietary rights, software licensing, legends, cost accounting standards, drug testing, rated orders, Inspector General investigations, procurement integrity, warranties, pre-contract costs, cost or pricing data, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions involving government contracts, the Freedom of Information Act, The California Public Records Act, Small Business Administration Section 8(a) procurement, voluntary disclosure, defective pricing, sole-source procurement, State Administrative Manual interpretation, Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act, contract changes and modifications, and subcontracting.

He has counseled clients regarding the interpretation of the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), ECCN Government and self-classifications, the interpretation of Department of Treasury OFAC sanctions, restrictions, embargoes, and denied entities and persons, the classification of computer chips, lasers, law enforcement and scanning equipment, high technology sensors, artificial intelligence software, 3D printing technology, digital browsers, many applications found on Google Play and the Apple Store; the effect of Entity List companies on world trade,  category EAR 99 exports, the Export Administration Act, the Commerce Control List, ITAR, the European and Canadian system of export classification, exports to and from China, the EU, Russia, and other countries, the export of critical and encryption technology, and embargoed country export regulations. He has drafted, filed, and argued Voluntary Self-Disclosures for export violations, Commodity Requests, use of HTS codes, anti-dumping disclosures with CBP, and export license applications for clients attempting to do business with US sanctioned entities.

He has counseled clients about complicated CFIUS matters involving large foreign investments in US-based companies and filed CFIUS disclosures with the Committee through closure.

Minutillo has practiced law in Silicon Valley since 1977 and has received the prestigious “Silicon Valley Service Provider of the Year” award as voted by the most influential attorneys in Silicon Valley. He has lectured to the World Trade Association, has taught law for UCLA, both the Santa Clara University Law School and their MBA program, and has lectured to the NPMA at Stanford University. He is internationally recognized in trade law and known throughout the US regarding Government contract law. Minutillo has been interviewed by the Washington Post, Reuters, among other national publications, and he has written for technical and legal journals in the US. He serves as an expert witness in Federal Court in his area of expertise.   

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