Kian Meshkat is Of Counsel at Ferrari & Associates, P.C., providing legal representation, counseling, and consulting on economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-boycott matters related to the laws and regulations administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). This includes regulatory licensing and product classifications requests and routine transactional advice, as well as internal investigations, self-disclosures, enforcement actions, remediation efforts, and de-listing requests. He also focuses on trade compliance efforts involving sanctions and export control specific risk assessments, design and implementation of tailored compliance programs, related training, and program testing.
Mr. Meshkat’s experience and expertise spans numerous industrial sectors, including but not limited to banking, insurance, transportation and travel, food and agriculture, medicine, mining, metalworking, chemical, renewable energy, oil & gas, textiles, and retail. He has represented multinational conglomerates as well as small businesses and individuals in sanctions, export controls, and anti-boycott matters. Prior to rejoining the Firm as Of Counsel, he spent several years as a Managing Consultant at a “Big 4” consulting firm where he advised Fortune 500 clients in such projects, as well as serving as a subject matter expert to independent compliance monitorships.
Mr. Meshkat has written on trade-related laws and issues for various blogs and law journals, including The Burden of Economic Sanctions on Iranian-Americans with the Georgetown Journal of International Law. He is a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).