Kevin Wolf ('92) Confirmed for U.S. Dept. of Commerce Post
FEBRUARY 18, 2010—Kevin Wolf ('92) was confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration by the Senate on Feb. 11, 2010. He was nominated for the position by President Obama on Dec. 21, 2009.
In his Jan. 21, 2010, nominee's statement before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Wolf said that he recognized the important obligations of the position and was committed to "advancing U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system, while at the same time facilitating continued U.S. strategic technology leadership."
Wolf, a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Bryan Cave, joined the firm in 1993. He has focused on international traffic in arms regulations, export and antiboycott regulations, and sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. He was Assistant Special Counsel to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct from 1996-97, and he is active on the ABA's export control/sanctions committee.
Wolf received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1992, as well as his M.A. in public policy from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.
The post of Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration falls within Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, which is responsible for export control, treaty compliance, and strategic technology.