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Brian McGrath

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Brian McGrath is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s New York office and a member of the firm’s International Trade Group. Brian’s practice focuses on a broad spectrum of trade issues including compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls and antiboycott regimes, the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations. Brian assists clients with day-to-day compliance, developing and/or reviewing U.S. export and sanctions compliance programs, conducting internal investigations, and advising U.S. and non-U.S. companies with respect to proposed transfers of U.S. origin technology, software, hardware, and services. Brian also has significant experience advising clients on antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and litigation involving the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Brian maintains an active pro bono practice, representing clients across a variety of practice areas, including immigration proceedings, veterans’ benefits appeals, FOIL litigation, and securing OFAC and BIS licenses for U.S. non-profit to undertake multi-drug resistant tuberculosis treatment involving U.S. persons and U.S. products in North Korea.

Brian received his J.D. from Rutgers Law School in 2018, where he graduated cum laude and was the recipient of the Rutgers Academic Achievement Award for Excellence in Administrative Law. He was the notes editor for the Rutgers Law Record and served as a clinical law student in the Rutgers Child Advocacy Clinic, where he represented clients seeking Supplemental Security Income as well as serving as law guardian for children in Family Court proceedings. While in law school, Brian worked at a non-profit organization in New York City helping to represent low-income families of students seeking special education services. He also worked as a law clerk for a boutique employment litigation firm and for a solo practitioner civil rights litigator.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Brian worked as a social studies teacher at public schools in New Jersey and as an English teacher at private schools in Santiago, Chile. He received his B.A. in history and secondary education and his M.Ed. in educational leadership/instruction from The College of New Jersey.


  • The College of New Jersey, B.A. history and secondary education (2008)
  • The College of New Jersey, M.Ed. educational leadership/instruction (2012)
  • Rutgers Law School, J.D. (2018) cum laude


Admitted to practice: New York

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"Belarus Faces New U.S., UK, and Canadian Sanctions on Election Anniversary," International Trade Bulletin (August 12, 2021). Contacts: Michelle J. Linderman, Brian McGrath
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Announces Expiration of its Export Allocation Rule on Medical Supplies and Equipment for Covid-19," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (July 2, 2021). Authors: Adelicia R. Cliffe, David R. Stepp, Aaron Marx, Brian McGrath and Martín Yerovi.
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Firm News / Announcement
"President Biden Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia," International Trade Bulletin (April 16, 2021). Contacts: David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Caroline E. Brown, Robert Clifton Burns, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Brian McGrath, Laurel Saito
Client Alert / Newsletter
"BIS Rule on Military Intelligence End User Restrictions Becomes Effective Despite White House Regulatory Review," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (April 2, 2021). Authors: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Chandler S. Leonard, Brian McGrath and Laurel Saito.
"FinCEN Issues Notice Related to the Trade of Antiquities and Art," Administrative Law Alert (March 24, 2021). Contacts: Caroline E. Brown, Michelle Ann Gitlitz, Carlton Greene, Paul M. Rosen, Brian McGrath
Client Alert / Newsletter
"International Trade in 2021: What’s Ahead," Crowell & Moring Webinar (February 17, 2021). Presenters: Vassilis Akritidis, Caroline E. Brown, Michelle J. Linderman, Joshua Pond, Nicole Janigian Simonian, David R. Stepp, Robert Clifton Burns, Carina C. Federico, Jackson C. Pai, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Michael Bowen, Chandler S. Leonard, Brian McGrath, Nimrah Najeeb, and Joshua Boswell.
"Biden Reverses Trump, Removes Ansarallah (Houthis) Terrorist Designations," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (February 17, 2021). Authors: David (Dj) Wolff and Brian McGrath.
"President Biden Imposes Sanctions & Export Controls on Myanmar In Response to Military Coup," International Trade Bulletin (February 16, 2021). Contacts: Carlton Greene, Jeffrey L. Snyder, David (Dj) Wolff, Brian McGrath, Laurel Saito, Edward Goetz
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Court of International Trade Orders Consolidates Section 301 Lawsuits and Orders United States to Answer in Case by March 12.," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (February 12, 2021). Authors: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Frances P. Hadfield, Brian McGrath, Walter (Sam) Boone and Clayton Kaier.

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