James E. Bartlett III

Partner & Director

Jim Bartlett is an attorney, author, and frequent lecturer in international trade (including lecturer at the Univ. of Liverpool’s London campus Master’s Degree program), with a specialty in arms and defense technology trade compliance. He is founder of the Washington DC law firm, Full Circle Trade Law, PLLC, the author of several books on international trade controls, including Bartlett’s Annotated International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“The BITAR”), Bartlett’s Annotated Foreign Trade Regulations (“The BAFTR”), and co-author of U.S. Export Controls, 7th Edition (2023). Jim is also the editor and publisher of The Export/Import Daily Update (“The Daily Bugle”) a newsletter with nearly 10,000 world-wide subscribers at over 500 companies and government agencies. He has J.D. and LL.M. law degrees, and is a licensed U.S. Customs broker. Before joining FCC, Jim was Senior Counsel, Export/Import Law, for Northrop Grumman Corporation, a U.S. Navy Judge Advocate, and Assistant General Counsel for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.