Steven A. Casazza

Steven A. Casazza is a Senior Trade Advisor for Torres Law, PLLC based in Washington D.C. Mr. Casazza is highly experienced in developing defense trade export strategies in the areas of policy, releasability, export controls, and international program execution in the U.S. and abroad.

Mr. Casazza previously served as Senior Manager of Technology release for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., where he led defense trade program planning, technology security and foreign disclosure solution development, exportability design strategy, regulatory policy advocacy and export license & FMS case facilitation.  Before joining GA-ASI in 2016, he served as Manager of Licensing & Trade Policy at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). In this position, he was responsible for enterprise technology security & foreign disclosure planning and export license strategy. Prior to his work at SNC, he was an Export Policy Analyst in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Defense Exports & Cooperation (DASA DE&C). In this capacity, he supported the US Army in Export Control Reform, technology transfer policy development, export license reviews and FMS case approvals.

Education & Admissions

Mr. Casazza holds both a BA in International Affairs and MA in International Science & Technology Policy from The George Washington University. He also holds a Level III International Acquisition Career Path Certification from the Defense Acquisition University (DAU).

*Mr. Casazza is not licensed to practice law.


Mr. Casazza was an Advisor on ITAC 1 until September 2018 and is a serving Member of the Defense Trade Advisory Group since 2016.

Honors and Awards

Ms. Casazza served as the 2016 Chair of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation Export Committee and Guest Lecturer on Export Control Systems at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies 2016 Nuclear Policy Leadership Initiative Program.