Kluber, Berne C.

Berne C. Kluber

Partner
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Berne Kluber understands international transactions and international trade compliance (i.e., sanctions, exports (ITAR and EAR), imports, anticorruption (FCPA) and antiboycott). Whether you are drafting contracts (distribution, commercial agency, purchase and supply, manufacturing, tolling, on or offshore drilling, master services, or hardware/software technology implementation and licenses) or addressing compliance issues, his background and ability to understand and communicate with analysts, engineers and business representatives adds efficiency to the process.

Berne Kluber understands international transactions and international trade compliance (i.e., sanctions, exports (ITAR and EAR), imports, anticorruption (FCPA) and antiboycott). Whether you are drafting contracts (distribution, commercial agency, purchase and supply, manufacturing, tolling, on or offshore drilling, master services, or hardware/software technology implementation and licenses) or addressing compliance issues, his background and ability to understand and communicate with analysts, engineers and business representatives adds efficiency to the process.

Berne's representative experience includes:

Business Transactions

  • Prepared and negotiated various ERP system implementations
  • Reviewed and revised services and supply agreements for various manufacturers of goods for aviation and oilfield service industries
  • Draft and negotiate global manufacturing and supply agreements

Exploration & Production

  • Negotiated domestic and international master services agreements with various oilfield service companies
  • Reviewed and revised services and supply agreements for various manufacturers of goods for oilfield service companies

International Trade Compliance

  • Counsels clients regarding sanctions and export control restrictions
  • Conducted ITAR and EAR due diligence as part of integrated merger and acquisition programs for various U.S. and foreign clients
  • Investigated claims of possible violations of the OFAC Iranian Transaction and Sanctions Regulations
  • Investigated claims of possible FCPA violations by affiliates or agents of U.S. parents in various countries
  • Conducted FCPA/anti-corruption risk assessment of international operations
  • Determined Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN) for various hardware and software products for clients
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Education
  • J.D.,

    magna cum laude

    , University of Houston Law Center, 1997

    Order of the Coif

  • B.A., Rice University, 1980
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1998
Court Admissions
  • Court of International Trade
Professional Affiliations
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Systems Analyst, Major E&P company