Partner, White & Case LLP
Nicole Erb co-leads the international sanctions and export controls practice at White & Case. 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, 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, the International Organizations Immunities Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act, the Alien Tort Statute, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the Trading With the Enemy Act, 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, the Department of Justice and the Department of State. She advises clients on US sanctions relating to, among others, Crimea, Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, North Korea, Russia, South Sudan, Syria and Venezuela.
Nicole recently represented the Transitional Government of the Republic of the Sudan in terrorism litigation, including before the US Supreme Court, and brokered a bilateral claims settlement agreement between Sudan and the United States, resulting in Sudan’s removal from the US State Sponsors of Terrorism List. She is currently representing Petróleos de Venezuela, SA (PDVSA), Venezuela’s national oil company, through the ad hoc board of directors of PDVSA, appointed by Venezuela’s Interim President Juan Guaidó, in terrorism litigation under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.