Ammon Hansen is a member of the firm's International section where he helps guide companies on international business matters involving international trade, export controls, enforcement matters, due diligence efforts, sanctions, and disputes. Prior to joining Kirton McConkie, Mr. Hansen worked as a legal director and senior trade counsel at one of the world’s largest defense contractors advising on global trade and compliance matters, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and other government regulations.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Hansen also assists companies dealing with government investigations, grand jury and document subpoenas, search warrants, and other government inquiries. He conducts internal investigations for small and large businesses and helps clients navigate state and federal criminal investigations and prosecutions. He has represented companies involved in government investigations by the U.S. Department of Justice, the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, and other federal and state law enforcement.

Mr. Hansen also represents companies involved in complex commercial litigation, business disputes, mass tort and negligence suits, agricultural claims, and insurance coverage litigation. 


International Law – Export Controls, International Trade Compliance, and Anti-Corruption

  • Conducts internal investigations for alleged violations of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), other government regulations, and company policies and procedures.
  • Drafts disclosures (mandatory and voluntary) to various federal government agencies, including the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and other agencies.
  • Reviews applicant licenses and supplier sales for compliance with ITAR part 130 (political contributions, fees, and commissions), and advises on compliance with ITAR part 129 (brokering).
  • Assists companies with determining the root cause of export violations and helps develop and implement corrective actions to prevent future violations.
  • Conducts audits of company manufacturing license agreements (MLAs), technical assistance agreements (TAAs), and licenses for compliance with ITAR regulations.
  • Drafts policies and procedures (domestic and international) related to export matters and international supply chain issues.
  • Provides training for companies related to export controls and compliance, anti-corruption, policy compliance, ethics, and government regulations.
  • Leads risk-based due diligence reviews and assessments of international third parties/suppliers, including review of compliance with anti-corruption laws (e.g., FCPA, UK Bribery Act) and other regulatory requirements to identify and address red flags.
  • Reviews special financing plans with suppliers (e.g., performance based payments [PBPs], milestone payments, progress payments) to identify risk and ensure anti-corruption compliance.

Investigations, Government Inquiries, and Subpoenas

  • Assists companies and individuals dealing with government investigations, grand jury and document subpoenas, search warrants, criminal prosecutions, and other government inquiries.
  • Conducts internal investigations for businesses dealing with potential criminal conduct (e.g., employee theft, vandalism, etc.), company policy violations, human resource matters, ethics violations, and other misconduct.
  • When appropriate, and under the direction of company executives/board of directors, coordinates with federal and state law enforcement to pursue criminal prosecution of former employees.


  • Represents companies and individuals in both state and federal litigation.
  • Has served as lead counsel on jury and bench trials and argued appellate matters before the Idaho Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

News & Events


U.S. Department of Commerce Wants Exporters to Voluntarily Disclose Their Violations and the Violations of Others


  • Don't Become a Headline! Introduction to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), 12.6.2023
  • Introduction to Export Licensing, 2023
  • ITAR and Part 130, Raytheon, 2016
  • Export Controls Seminar, Idaho District Export Council, 2016
  • Ethics and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, Idaho State Bar, Professionalism and Ethics Section, 2014
  • Summer Case Law Update, Idaho Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, 2007
  • Political Science Seminar, Boise State University, 2007
  • Professional Seminar, Brigham Young University Law School, 2007
  • Detention Reform, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Conference, 2004
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