KPMG Bolsters Export Controls and Sanctions
February 5, 2018
response to growing market demands and client challenges in a complex trade
environment, KPMG announced that its Trade & Customs Services practice is
expanding its U.S./Global export controls and sanctions service line with the
addition of a range of innovative tools and technology, increased professional
staff, and the hiring of a new leader with extensive experience to head the
Joining the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm as a partner and national and
global leader of export controls and sanctions is Steven Brotherton, a leading
authority on U.S. export controls and sanctions, who brings more than 20 years
of experience to KPMG. Most recently, he was with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg,
PA, an international trade, customs and export firm, where he led its export
controls and sanctions practice.
Brotherton will also head KPMG’s Bay Area Trade & Customs team from the Big 4
firm’s San Francisco office, where he will be based.
“Export controls and sanctions are a growing challenge for companies, and they
will only become more complicated as the U.S. establishes new controls on
emerging technology and new mechanisms to scrutinize foreign investment,” said
Andrew Siciliano, partner and U.S. Trade & Customs practice leader at KPMG. “Our
expanded service offering, with new leadership and additional experienced
talent, will enable us to better assist clients as they seek increased guidance
and tools to help navigate today’s disruptive and constantly changing trade
its expansion, KPMG’s U.S./Global export controls and sanctions service line
will offer clients a new set of technology solutions to address trade compliance
needs, including through the use of artificial intelligence (AI), bots, and
other innovative resources.
These tools and technology will supplement a range of comprehensive current
services designed to assist companies in effectively and efficiently complying
with a complex regime of domestic and international export control laws and
regulations, encompassing export licensing and authorizations, sanctions and
embargoes, anti-boycotts, and government reporting.
KPMG’s Trade & Customs Services practice is one of the largest among the Big 4
accounting firms, providing a broad array of services from strategy development