WASHINGTON -- U.S. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley today announced the appointment of Karen Day, of Washington, D.C., as Chief Counsel for Export Administration. Day will serve as the chief legal advisor to the Department’s Bureau of Export Administration (BXA).
Prior to joining the Department of Commerce, Day was Senior Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Day was responsible for legal and policy analysis in the areas of international trade, export controls, technology and Internet usage, telecommunications, and intellectual property.
Day received a Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1990 and a Bachelor of Arts from Howard University in 1987. She is a member of District of Columbia Bar, the American Bar Association, and the Trade Policy Forum.
BXA is charged with administering and enforcing the export control policies of the U.S. government as well as its antiboycott laws and industry compliance of the Chemical Weapons Convention. In addition, the Bureau is part of an interagency team helping Russia and other newly emerging nations develop effective export control systems.
In April of 2002 the Bureau of Export Administration (BXA)
changed its name to the Bureau of Industry and Security(BIS). For historical
purposes we have not changed the references to BXA in the legacy documents
found in the Archived Press and Public Information.