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James  A Earl

James A Earl

Jamie Earl, special counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell, focuses his practice on economic sanctions and financial crime, with a particular emphasis on authorities administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and national security matters, including US primary and secondary economic sanctions and anti-money laundering. Prior to joining Sullivan & Cromwell, Mr Earl served for nine years in legal and policy roles with the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control) and OFAC. In five years with OFAC Counsel’s office, Mr Earl provided advice, counselling, and legal review on issues related to OFAC sanctions with respect to Iran, WMD proliferation, transnational criminal organisations, malicious cyber-enabled activities and the Western Balkans, including policy, licensing, enforcement and regulatory matters. Earlier in his Treasury career, he was responsible for developing policy options for using OFAC and United Nations authorities to address new and emerging threats to US national security, with a focus on counter-terrorism and North Korea. Mr Earl also served on the National Security Council staff under two administrations as director for Iran Nuclear Implementation.