Hughes Hubbard’s International Trade Group Adds Sanctions Pro, Former Deputy Assistant Director for Policy at OFAC, Sean Kane
In the current climate, there are few international transactions that don’t touch upon U.S. economic sanctions laws and regulations. Sean Kane offers more than 14 years of experience working in international trade law, risk analysis and consulting, including six years at the Office of Foreign Assets Control. He brings an in-depth understanding of OFAC’s approach to sanctions implementation and enforcement combined with private sector political risk experience that makes him uniquely qualified to help clients navigate this growing area.
Recently, Sean played a leading role in several high-profile sanctions initiatives, including the development and implementation of the Russia sanctions program and the easing of sanctions against Sudan. He also worked directly with the OFAC director and Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence to develop and implement sanctions measures across more than 30 portfolios, including those related to Iran, Russia, Cuba, Sudan and North Korea.
Former International Trade Commission Vice Chairman Dean Pinkert Joins Hughes Hubbard’s International Trade Practice as Partner
Dean was nominated to the ITC by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2007. He was designated Vice Chairman of the ITC in 2014 by President Barack Obama.
As a Commissioner, Dean participated in numerous antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard investigations as well as in the unprecedented number of final determinations issued by the Commission in Section 337 investigations.
Before his appointment, Dean served at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was a senior attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration, serving as liaison with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, counsel to the Foreign Trade Zone program, advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative, and litigation counsel in antidumping and countervailing duty matters. He argued trade remedy cases before NAFTA and WTO panels and also served as Trade and Judiciary Counsel to Senator Robert C. Byrd.
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