Nicole Erb co-leads the international sanctions practice at White & Case and serves as co-head of the firm’s sanctions and export controls practice group. She represents clients in complex transnational litigation matters, civil and criminal government investigations, voluntary self-disclosures, internal audits and investigations, compliance, licensing and other regulatory matters. Her clients comprise foreign states and their state-owned entities, international organisations, international financial institutions, multinational corporations and shipping companies in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and Asia.
Clients benefit from Nicole’s skill and experience in navigating complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes in federal and state courts at all levels. Her litigation matters typically involve questions under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, International Organizations Immunities Act, Anti-Terrorism Act, Alien Tort Statute, Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, International Emergency Economic Powers Act, Trading With the Enemy, various US executive orders and sanctions authorities, and the act of state and political question doctrines.
Nicole routinely represents clients before the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of Justice and Department of State.
She advises clients on US sanctions relating to, among others, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria and Venezuela.