The complex maze of U.S. sanctions creates significant concerns for nonprofit organizations operating internationally. Standards are inconsistent across various sanctions programs, humanitarian exemptions are limited or nonexistent and vagueness creates compliance challenges.

In this webinar, recorded on May 28 2020, attorney and sanctions expert Erich Ferrari explained the U.S. legal framework for sanctions programs and described how the compliance and enforcement structure works. This webinar was designed for nonprofit organizations that wish to protect themselves and for those advocating change to address sanctions issues.

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About the speaker: Erich Ferrari

As the Founder and Principal of Ferrari & Associates, P.C., Mr. Ferrari represents U.S. and foreign corporations, financial institutions, exporters, insurers, as well as private individuals in trade compliance, regulatory licensing matters, and federal investigations and prosecutions. He frequently represents clients before the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and in federal courts around the country. With over 12 years of experience in national security law, exports control, and U.S. economic sanctions, he counsels across industry sectors representing parties in a wide range of matters from ensuring compliance to defending against federal prosecutions and pursuing federal appeals.

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, The New York Times, The Washington, Post, Forbes Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also the founder and Executive Editor of the U.S. economic sanctions blog and research site: