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Sophisticated OFAC Lawyers Providing Cutting-Edge Representation

At Ferrari & Associates, P.C., we are known for providing expert legal advice on U.S. economic and trade sanctions matters and representing parties before the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Further, we frequently represent parties being investigated or prosecuted for IEEPA and Kingpin Act violations. This area of law is complex and requires the guidance of lawyers who understand the law, as well as the procedures and policies underlying OFAC sanctions. Our team of experienced OFAC lawyers have the knowledge, resources, and experience necessary to represent a sophisticated clientele from around the world on any matter that may relate to OFAC-administered sanctions programs.

Providing Skilled OFAC Representation Globally

While our firm is located in Washington D.C.-directly across the street from the U.S. Department of the Treasury-we represent parties from all over the world in OFAC sanctions cases, with a high rate of success. For example, we have represented foreign parties in criminal prosecutions and investigations of violations of U.S. sanctions and export control regulations; in OFAC enforcement investigations, including responding to OFAC administrative subpoenas and requests for information on behalf of foreign financial institutions, corporations and private individuals; in delistings from from the OFAC SDN List, and the BIS Entity and Unverified Lists; and in hundreds of OFAC licensing and OFAC compliance matters.

Through these OFAC representations we have removed parties from the OFAC SDN List, successfully unblocked millions of dollars blocked by banks due to OFAC sanctions; successfully defended financial institutions and others in OFAC enforcement investigations; and obtained acquittals and non-prosecution agreements for clients facing prosecution and investigation for criminal charges arising from OFAC sanctions and export control violations.

We also routinely provide OFAC compliance counseling for financial institutions and companies across industry sectors, including domestic and foreign businesses in the shipping, insurance, and energy sectors. As a sophisticated OFAC sanctions practice with a number of our lawyers and staff being former OFAC officials, we understand how OFAC executes its mission from a procedural perspective, as well how it traditionally interprets and utilizes its authorities. We use that knowledge and understanding to provide the most effective counsel possible to our clients.

Further, the lawyers of our firm have also been deemed subject matter experts on U.S. economic sanctions issues and been admitted as expert witnesses on sanctions issues in a number of state and federal litigations. Further, lawyers from our firm have been published numerous times on sanctions issues, and are often called upon by the media to comment on sanctions issues, including in publications such as:

If you need legal guidance with a complex OFAC-related issue, please do not hesitate to contact us.

45 %

OFAC SDN
Delisting

25 %

Sanctions-Related
Litigation

10 %

OFAC
Enforcement

25 %

OFAC Compliance
& Licensing Matters

Significant Cases