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OFAC Compliance in 2024: Who Needs to Comply?

OFAC Compliance in 2024: Who Needs to Comply? The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulates financial transactions between U.S. and foreign parties. While most U.S. bank executives are familiar with OFAC’s requirements, OFAC’s enforcement authority extends far beyond traditional financial institutions operating on domestic soil. Who must comply with...

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What You Need to Know About FINRA and OFAC Enforcement of U.S. Sanctions

Some of the many laws that broker-dealers and their brokerage houses have to comply with are the ones that authorize the President of the United States to impose economic sanctions on America’s foreign enemies and those who threaten the country’s interests and national security. The Office of Foreign Assets Control...

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6 Things to Know About Anti-Money Laundering Law and OFAC Enforcement

If 2023 was any indicator, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will be extremely active in 2024. As global turmoil continues, we can expect to see more changes to the agency’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) list, as well as even more...

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Does a Subpoena Have to Be Served in Person?

Being served with a subpoena immediately leaves you with lots of questions, and the subpoena itself provides very few answers. It also provides you with very little time to get your bearings and make the decisions you need to make in order to protect yourself. If you received your subpoena...

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What are the Charges for PPP Loan Fraud?

Due to a high volume of calls, we are able to only take those PPP clients who have received a PPP loan greater than $100,000. If your loan is less, we have created a list of PPP resources that should help you with any challenges that you might have. PPP...

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What are the Red Flags for PPP Loan Fraud?

Due to a high volume of calls, we are unable to take on more PPP clients at this time. However, we have created a list of PPP resources that should help you with any challenges that you might have.   PPP Resources:  Find an attorney to defend you -   Find...

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I Received a DOJ, U.S. Attorney, or FBI Target Letter… Now What?

Call the Federal Defense Law Firm and Former Justice Department Prosecutors of Oberheiden P.C. Today: Free & Confidential There are two ways to look at an FBI target letter The obvious way is to see the seriousness of its message; after all, Federal Bureau of Investigation target letters essentially announce...

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5 Things You Must Know About EKRA Law in 2023

The Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (“EKRA”) was passed by Congress on October 24, 2018 as a part of the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT) Act. It targets patient brokers who seek to profit from illegal patient referrals by prohibiting...

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Understanding SEC Investigations

What happens during an SEC investigation? Our federal securities fraud defense lawyers explain. Attorney John W. SellersSEC Investigation Team LeadFormer DOJ Trial Attorney Each year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) brings hundreds of civil and administrative enforcement actions against individuals and companies for violations of the nation’s federal...

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10 OFAC Sanctions Defense Strategies

Violating Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) sanctions can have significant consequences for both entities and individuals. Not only can sanctions violations lead to OFAC enforcement actions, but they can also trigger criminal prosecution in some cases. As a result, entities and individuals that do business with foreign parties must...

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