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Virgil Ochoa Senior Counsel

Areas of Practice


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009

Court Admissions

  • Texas State Courts, 2009
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Sourthern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2009

Webster University, M.A., 2001

The University of Texas at El Paso, B.A., 1999

Virgil Ochoa is an attorney in Dykema's Business Services Group and Dental Service Organizations Group where he focuses his practice on dental service organizations, corporate finance matters and international trade law.

Mr. Ochoa regularly advises clients on a wide array of corporate matters, including creating regulatory compliant business models, assisting investors in buying, selling or investing in Dental Service Organizations, assisting dentists in selling their practices, and assisting Dental Service Organizations in affiliating with dental practices.

His export control practice includes helping companies interpret the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Federal Trade Regulations (FTR) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Virgil also represents clients in import-related matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection authorities.


  • Representing Dental Service Organizations in affiliating with numerous dental practices
  • Representing dentists in buying and selling their practices
  • Assisting in the formation of regulatory compliant Dental Service Organizations
  • Prepared Census Disclosure for oil and gas importing company
  • Prepared disclosure relating to ITAR-related technical data
  • Prepared disclosures for multiple oil and gas companies regarding violations of EAR and Foreign Trade Regulations
  • Prepared commodity jurisdictions for exporter of aviation-related products
  • Worked with exporter of aviation equipment to develop Technical Assistance Agreement for demonstrations and sale of products
  • Assisted exporter of HVAC equipment in developing export compliance program
  • Assisted large oil and gas company with developing export compliance program, submitting voluntary disclosures, and developing product classifications
  • Assisted supplier of defense articles with interpreting and modifying Technical Assistance Agreements
  • Represented aerospace company in compliance issues with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and with general corporate advice regarding co-development of products and releases of information to foreign corporations
  • Represented developer of radiation-hardened microchips for compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations and Export Administration Regulations
  • Represented oil and gas company in complying with sanction programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Bureau of Industry and Security and developing compliance programs for the same
  • Represented U.S. manufacturer on compliance with encryption controls under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR); conducted audit of the company's exports of encryption, software, and technology and developed road-map tailored to the company's risk
  • Represented oil and gas company in developing export control program, including developing policies and procedures, evaluating current products and evaluating risk areas regarding the Export Administration Regulations

Memberships & Involvement

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member
    • International Law Section
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
  • American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI), Member
  • International Compliance and Professional Association (ICPA), Member

Community/Civic Activities

  • Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
  • Inaugural Golf for Hope Tournament, El Paso, Texas, Co-Chair (January 2005-July 2005)
  • Recognized as a Rising Star in Bankruptcy: Business and International Law by Texas Super Lawyers®, 2015-2019