Thomas Krueger

Thomas Krueger

Senior Policy Advisor, Akin Gump LLC

Thomas Krueger advises clients on matters resolving international trade policy matters related to international technology transfers subject to U.S. export, import and investment screening regulations. This includes export control policies and/or economic sanctions with regards to China, Russia and other countries of concern. Thomas has experience with traditional technology fields such as aerospace and defense exports and particular experience with emerging technology policies and regulations such as artificial intelligence, quantum and advanced semiconductor technology. He has conducted numerous risk assessments on cutting-edge technology transfers and advises clients on risk mitigation measures.

Previously, Thomas served as a Director of Strategic Trade and Nonproliferation at the National Security Council. In that role, he was responsible for advising the President and National Security Advisor on technology transfers, as well as coordinating interagency positions on U.S. export controls and technology transfer policies.

Prior to his work in at the National Security Council, Thomas held several positions at the U.S. Department of State, including as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer. Among other duties, he served as the senior advisor to State Department leadership on export controls and technology transfer policies and regulations. Thomas represented the Department of State’s foreign policy positions on EAR-related technology licenses and regulations to the Department of Commerce. He also led the State Department’s nonproliferation reviews of Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) filings and sanctions-related export controls policies. Thomas also served as a Defense Trade Controls Analyst in the State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. Thomas is a retiree from the U.S. Army.


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