Kevin Wolf

Non-Resident Senior Fellow Print Bio

Kevin Wolf is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, where he provides advice, commentary, and analysis regarding export control and related issues. Kevin was the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration from 2010-2017, where he was responsible for administering U.S. dual-use export control regulations and policy. He was one of the primary drafters and implementers of the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reform effort, which significantly modified U.S. defense trade controls involving allied countries. He was also one of the primary Commerce Department representatives to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). Kevin is a partner in the international trade group of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, where he provides advice and counsel regarding export control compliance and related issues. He is also a Special Compliance Officer responsible for monitoring a consent agreement between the State Department and a defense contractor regarding past export control violations. Kevin is a frequent speaker and commentator on export control issues and has been working in the area since 1993.

CSET Non-Resident Senior Fellow Kevin Wolf testified before the House Foreign Affairs Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee regarding U.S. export control policy and his recommendations going forward.

CSET Non-Resident Senior Fellow Kevin Wolf testified before the Senate Banking Committee on U.S. export control policy and opportunities.

CSET Non-Resident Senior Fellow Kevin Wolf testified before the United Kingdom Parliament on export controls and Russia.

In an opinion piece for World ECR, CSET's Emily Weinstein and Kevin Wolf explain why a multilateral export control regime is needed to address national security and human rights issues.