1455 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004
In his trade sanctions practice, Mr. Ferrari represents both private individuals and entities in a variety of matters before OFAC seeking to not only protect their rights in current legal matters, but also to make certain that they become informed and aware of what it takes to comply with U.S. trade sanctions. Due to the reach of U.S. trade sanctions law, a number of Mr. Ferrari’s clients are located in various parts of the U.S. and in several countries across the world.
Mr. Ferrari’s representations before OFAC frequently involve investigations concerning violations of the Iranian Transactions Regulations, the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, and the Narcotics Trafficking Sanctions Regulations. As part of these representations, Mr. Ferrari has worked to have individuals names removed from OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals list, answer administrative subpoenas issued during the course of an OFAC investigation, procure OFAC specific licenses to engage in transactions prohibited by OFAC, draft voluntary self-disclosures, develop and implement OFAC compliance programs for international import-export companies, and provide general counseling on OFAC related matters.
Federal Criminal Defense
Mr. Ferrari has served as lead trial counsel on a number of complex federal criminal defense cases. He is a seasoned litigator and also has a masterful understanding of both pre-trial and post-trial procedures. Amongst other matters, Mr. Ferrari has successfully handled:
1. Mail and Wire Fraud cases
2. Mortgage fraud/real estate fraud cases
3. Tax fraud cases
4. Money laundering cases
5. Drug trafficking/importation cases
6. Public corruption cases
7. Federal Appeals
Mr. Ferrari’s main areas of practice are assisting clients to comply with and address issues related to U.S. trade sanctions and white collar federal criminal defense. In this capacity he works extensively on issues arising before the U.S. Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).
Mr. Ferrari actively writes on OFAC administered trade sanctions and has been published on the matter. In addition, he is often called upon by media outlets to speak on U.S. trade sanctions issues. He has been interviewed on OFAC related issues by CNN, Time Magazine, Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, and Moneylaundering.com. He is the founder and author of a U.S. trade sanctions blog: www.sanctionlaw.com.
Mr. Ferrari is personally involved in every aspect of his clients’ legal issues and has handled criminal matters throughout the United States, including Maryland, Texas, Florida, North Dakota, California, Virginia and Washington D.C. He also assists clients in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Central America.