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Regan K. Alberda

Regan practices in the areas of export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, corporate ethics, and internal investigations.
Regan Alberda, Counsel, Washington DC at Arent Fox

Regan regularly advises clients with respect to the Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Office of Foreign Assets Control sanctions. She has assisted clients with licenses, commodity classifications, compliance program design and implementation, audits, and voluntary disclosures. Regan has also counseled clients on FCPA and business ethics related compliance policies and procedures, training programs, business partner due diligence, and internal investigations.

Previous Work

Prior to joining Arent Fox, Regan was Corporate Counsel, Ex/Im at Northrop Grumman handling an extensive array of international trade compliance matters and Counsel, Trust and Compliance Officer at IBM, where she handled numerous internal investigations in multiple countries, and also led compliance initiatives relating to the company’s distribution network. She was also a policy analyst for the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Previously, she was an associate with Coudert Brothers LLP where her practice focused on export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance, and international contract disputes in the defense trade area.

Professional Activities

Regan is a member of the Society for International Affairs.

Publications, Presentations & Recognitions

At IBM, Regan regularly presented ethics and anti-corruption training to IBM’s Federal Sector hires and to IBM offices globally. She also presented to internal groups on an initiative to utilize in-house data analytics capabilities to assess fraud and corruption risks in certain transactions.

While at the Department of Commerce, Regan frequently presented on the various aspects of the US export control regulatory framework to foreign government delegations.

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • Co-author, “Foreign Trade Law,” Heidelberg Commentary, CF Müller (2020).
  • “Co-presenter, A Contractor's Guide to Doing Business Abroad Virtual,” Federal Publications Seminars (October 2020).
  • Co-author, The Current: The Journal of PLI Press titled "Sturm and Lots of Drang: The First Year of Economic Sanctions Under the Trump Administration" (Winter 2018). 


  • Legal 500, Recommended Attorney 2019