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Need an OFAC Compliance Checklist? Look No Further

The U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is tasked with enforcing the economic sanctions that the United States imposes on foreign powers and parties in order to advance American interests abroad and protect national security. Complying with those sanctions is essential, as the penalties for violating...

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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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Six Keys to Picking the Best OFAC Sanctions Defense Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer to handle an investigation by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) at the U.S. Department of Treasury is stressful. Worse, company stakeholders often have to make a decision very quickly. OFAC moves fast to plug up holes in the economic sanctions that it enforces on foreign...

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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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How Does the IRS Handle Audits from Deceased People?

How Does the IRS Handle Audits from Deceased People? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) handles audits of deceased people in the same way that it handles audits of living people. From the perspective of the person being audited, though, these audits are often confusing because they do not involve income...

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What are the Seven Grounds for OFAC Clearance?

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is responsible for enforcing economic sanctions imposed by the United States on foreign nationals and companies. If you or your company are on OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), other people and corporations will face steep penalties...

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Five Things to Know About OFAC’s Requirements

Global turmoil and the war in Ukraine have made the United States drastically expand the breadth of the economic sanctions that it has imposed on foreign nationals. Using statutes passed by Congress that authorize him to do so, the President of the United States has imposed these sanctions against thousands...

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The Intersection of AML Law and OFAC Enforcement: Seven Things to Know

Money laundering is a huge issue for the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the agency from the U.S. Department of the Treasury that is tasked with enforcing the U.S. economic sanctions that are imposed by the President of the United States. As such, there are numerous instances where OFAC’s...

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Six Tips for Complying With OFAC and FINRA Enforcement

U.S. securities professionals occupy a complex place in the global financial landscape. They manage and invest billions of dollars of other people’s money and stand between investors who want to maximize their returns and organizations who desperately need an influx of cash to expand or just to get off the...

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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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