The dynamic world of export controls and sanctions requires experienced counsel to guide businesses and individuals past potential liability exposure. Herischi & Associates LLC’s team assists clients with U.S. export license applications, re-export license applications, deemed export reviews and commodity classification requests, including requests involving encryption items, as required by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). We regularly counsel businesses on creating and implementing programs for compliance with the EAR, embargoes and sanctions administered by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), particularly those programs designed to control export to Iran. We also offer representation to our clients in adversarial proceedings before BIS and OFAC related to appeals of license denials and defense of enforcement actions.
Our attorneys have worked with businesses and individuals to apply for different types of licenses from the Office of Foreign Asset Control, Department of State, and Commerce Department for export of their goods and services to sanctioned countries.
In addition, US companies employed foreign work force, particularly from China and Iran, may be required to apply for certain license even though they are not exporting any material to sanctioned countries.
Our attorneys deal with complicated sanctions regims implemented against Iran. These sanctions affect the Iranian immigrant community and those who visits Iran.
We have found an increasing level of complexity for clients trying to ascertain the appropriate export control regime and agency with jurisdiction over their products and technologies. Our lawyers assist clients by reviewing client products and intellectual property, in conjunction with technical experts as needed, to ascertain the appropriate regulatory controls.
Another prominent aspect of our practice is developing and implementing strategic compliance programs for clients. We provide in-depth and sophisticated analyses of regulatory requirements as applied to business transactions to ensure commercial transactions are conducted in a manner consistent with regulatory requirements.
We offer clients seamless export control, customs, and sanctions assistance in multiple jurisdictions. Our Business and Corporate knowledge is an asset when we provide our global strategic planning for multinational companies.
Herischi & Associates lawyers handle internal audits, internal investigations and voluntary disclosures where necessary to regulatory agencies. We also have experience assisting clients with government-initiated inquiries, subpoenas, and investigations on both the civil and criminal side of enforcement.
Our philosophy is to deal forthrightly and aggressively with allegations of regulatory transgressions, and to advocate or negotiate where appropriate.
Depending upon client needs, we bring to bear the combined talents of our export control, white-collar criminal, and government contracts lawyers in different jurisdictions.
We also represent individuals who are allegedly in violation of U.S. sanctions laws inside and outside of the United States.