The OFAC lawyers at Ferrari & Associates handle some of the biggest and most complex sanctions cases in the world. Indeed, often times the sanctions-related matters capturing headlines and being discussed by the media involve clients represented by Ferrari & Associates or matters in which the Firm and its clients are involved. It is also common for the OFAC lawyers at Ferrari & Associates to team up with some of the most well-known and well-regarded lawyers and law firms in the world to handle cases involving removal from the OFAC SDN List, defense of high-profile defendants in investigations and prosecutions, and advising top global financial institutions on compliance with U.S. sanctions.
As noted in the case summaries below, the clients taken on by the OFAC lawyers at Ferrari & Associates range from private individuals to state-owned enterprises and global financial institutions. The matters involve every type of OFAC case imaginable from routine compliance work such as helping a financial institution or multi-national corporation prepare, adopt and implement sanctions compliance policies and procedures to filing lawsuits against OFAC to challenge the designations they make to the SDN List.
The range of matters that Ferrari & Associates take on and the variety of its clientele, allows the firm to have a 360 degree view of how U.S. sanctions work from procedural, substantive, and policy perspectives. This view provides a level of specific expertise not found in every law firm that handles U.S. sanctions work, which provides our clients with real insight on what the law means and what can be expected if certain approaches to their case are undertaken. Anyone can read the law for themselves, but interacting with OFAC on a daily basis and constantly reviewing and interpreting their actions gives Ferrari & Associates uncommon insight as to how the agency will react in response to certain circumstances or situations. This insight significantly aids our clients in their cases, whether those cases are routine or complex.
& Licensing Matters
Deripaska v. Mnuchin
Representation of Russian businessman Oleg Deripaska in his challenges to being designated by OFAC under Executive Orders 13661 and 13662.Read More
Global Financial Institution--OFAC Enforcement matter
Representation of one of the world’s largest financial institutions in a multi-agency sanctions enforcement investigation, with Ferrari & Associates leading the efforts on the OFAC enforcement aspect of the caseRead More
U.S. v. Zarrab
Representation of Turkish gold trader, Reza Zarrab, in his criminal prosecution in the Southern District of New York involving allegations of one of the largest Iran sanctions evasion schemes in historyRead More
Major Global Law Firms--OFAC Compliance
Ferrari & Associates serves as outside counsel to a number of Am Law 100 law firms in assisting those firms with their OFAC compliance obligations and licensing efforts.Read More
DRC Election Officials
Ferrari & Associates represents former and current officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Independent National Electoral Commission in their challenges to sanctions imposed by the United States Department of the Treasury and the United States Department of State. Those challenges are taking place both in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia and before the federal agencies involved in the sanctions designation actions.Read More
Major U.S. Charity
Ferrari & Associates represents a large global charitable organization in ensuring its operations’ compliance with U.S. sanctions.Read More
Major Multinational Medical Device Manufacturer
Representation of multi-national medical device manufacturer with respect to OFAC compliance and procurement of OFAC and BIS licenses to engage in transactions with countries subject to OFAC administered sanctions programs.Read More
Multi-national Oil & Gas Company
Ferrari & Associates represented a U.S.-headquartered multinational oil and gas company in an OFAC enforcement investigation into apparent violations of the Iran and Ukraine-/Russia-related sanctions programs. That investigation was successfully resolved through the issuance of a warning letter.Read More
Representation of a state-owned mining company with respect to advising on compliance with U.S. sanctions and representing the entity before OFAC.Read More