Steven A. Harris

Of Counsel
Bar/Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2008
  • B.S., cum laude, International Politics, Georgetown University, 2002
  • Study Abroad, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2001

Steve is a member of the Firm’s International Business Group, providing his clients with practical advice and guidance on all manner of import, export control and other trade compliance-related matters, including advice relating to the recently enacted Section 232 (steel and aluminum) and Section 301 (China) tariffs. Prior to re-joining Cohen & Grigsby, he served as Corporate Counsel and Director of International Trade Compliance for II-VI Incorporated, where he oversaw a corporate trade compliance department for a publicly traded engineered materials and laser technology company with 9,000 employees operating in 14 countries.

  • Section 232 and Section 301 tariff exclusion request petitions
  • Import and export compliance (EAR and ITAR)
  • ITAR Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs) and Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs)
  • OFAC sanctions compliance
  • Denied party screening and End-Use Certifications
  • Customs classification binding rulings and tariff engineering
  • ITAR (USML) and EAR (CCL/ECCN) classification and ruling requests
  • Import and export compliance program and manual development and auditing
  • Import and export compliance training
  • Customs valuation review
  • Customs Protests and penalty mitigation
  • Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) & Countervailing Duty (CVD) assessment
  • NAFTA/FTA eligibility review/audit
  • Country of origin review/analysis
  • Advice concerning supply chain structure and best practices documentation
  • M&A trade compliance due diligence, related government filings and post-closing integration
  • Conflict minerals compliance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance
  • Foreign distributor/sales representative agreements
  • Board Member and Secretary, Open Field
  • Presenter, “U.S. Export Controls: A Primer & Discussion of Recent Developments,” Pittsburgh Technology Council, July 2019
  • Presenter, “Evolving Export Controls on Emerging and Foundational Technologies – Implications for Exporters and Foreign Investors,” and “Enforcement Updates and Recent Trends,” Saint Vincent College Small Business Development Center’s 11th Annual U.S. Global Growth Conference, May 2019
  • Presenter, “Legal Aspects of Exporting-Foreign Reps,” Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, May 2019