Patricia Pfister, J.D.
Export Controls Compliance Officer
Patricia Pfister is the Export Controls Compliance Officer for the University of Illinois Chicago. In her role, Patricia is the primary point of contact for the review of all issues related to export controls at UIC.
Ms. Pfister has worked in academic research administration and compliance for over a decade. Prior to transitioning to academia, Patricia worked, for twelve years, in industry as the Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs for an international entertainment company, and prior to that as an associate attorney in private practice.
Patricia joined UIC in 2007 and held positions as the Legal Coordinator, Assistant Director, Contracts and Associate Director, Sponsored Projects and Research Contracts in the Office of Research Services and the Office of Technology Management. She spent two years at Northwestern University as a Senior Contract and Grant Officer in the Office for Sponsored Research on the Evanston campus and a Grant and Contract Officer in OSR on the Chicago campus.
Patricia is a member of the Association of University Export Control Officers (AUECO), the Association of Corporate Council (ACC), and the Illinois Bar. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Eastern Illinois University, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, and is a Certified Research Administrator (CRA).