The Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP focuses on the full range of trade compliance, disclosures, enforcement actions, and authorizations involving the Commerce, State and Treasury Departments as well as the Department of Justice. We regularly advise U.S. and foreign companies on licensing, commodity jurisdiction and classification issues, compliance with regulations governing the transfer of technology to foreign nationals, compliance programs, disclosures, enforcement matters (civil and criminal), and audits. We also provide advice on the extraterritorial impact of U.S. export controls on overseas business transactions, counsel clients on the U.S. antiboycott regulations, and provide advice on the intersection of export controls and classified information requirements in designing compliance programs. Finally, we shepherd multinational companies through the foreign investment review process conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) and advise on compliance issues arising during the due diligence process in mergers and acquisitions.
Our practice is led by Ryan Fayhee, who previously served as the principal U.S. Department of Justice official overseeing sanctions and export control investigations and prosecutions nationally and also previously served on the inter-agency staff of CFIUS.
As needed, our export control group draws upon Hughes Hubbard & Reed’s strengths in many intersecting areas, including international corporate transactions and joint ventures, employment, intellectual property, corporate governance, litigation and telecommunications.
Together, our team has represented a wide array of U.S. and foreign companies in export controls, sanctions, and related matters before the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and before CFIUS. We also represent industries affected by U.S. foreign policy and sanctions-related export controls because of the location of their business operations, including telecommunications, aerospace and defense, energy, automotive, computers, information security (encryption), freight forwarding, general manufacturing, financial and accounting services, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals.
For more information about the Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering team, please contact:
Joanne E. Osendarp
Matthew R. Nicely
Eric S. Parnes
Dean A. Pinkert
William R. Stein
Lynn G. Kamarck
Alan G. Kashdan
Edward J.M. Little
Stephen A. Fowler
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