John Liebman

Law and trade consultant for tech fields
  • Science & biotech
  • Business development
  • Finance

John R. Liebman retired as Senior Counsel at McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP at the end of 2012.  After more than 50 years, Mr. Liebman’s law practice has emphasized international trade regulation, trade finance, technology transfer, and multinational business transactions, advising manufacturers, exporters, importers, international trade service companies, and software developers.  Mr. Liebman has advised academic and research institutions, financial institutions and has vast experience in international leasing of capital goods.

Mr. Liebman is a past chair of the State Bar International Law Section, has served as a member of the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Encryption (PECSENC) by appointment of the Secretary of Commerce from 1998-2001, and served as a member of both the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) and the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), U.S. Department of State. as well as the International Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Widely published in legal and business journals, he is co-author (with Roszel Thomsen II and James E. Bartlett III) of United States Export Controls, a comprehensive reference work on U.S. export regulations published by Law Journal Press, currently in its sixth edition.