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OFAC director: “Our jurisdiction is not limited to banks”

OFAC director: “Our jurisdiction is not limited to banks”

October 18, 2019, GIR

Andrea Gacki has reiterated OFAC’s determination to go after any company or individual that is found to be violating US sanctions.

DOJ counterintelligence chief teases self-disclosure tweaks

DOJ counterintelligence chief teases self-disclosure tweaks

October 09, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The chief of the US Justice Department’s counterintelligence and export control section has alluded to an updated policy on how companies are expected to report misconduct.

Top sanctions official set to leave US Treasury Department

Top sanctions official set to leave US Treasury Department

October 03, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

Sigal Mandelker, the undersecretary of treasury for terrorism and financial intelligence, will leave the Treasury Department shortly to rejoin the private sector.

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

US Treasury Department’s “devastating” legal brain drain continues

July 11, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The small office of lawyers within the US Treasury Department that scrutinises all sanctions activity has lost its second-in-command, as the drain of institutional knowledge persists under President Trump.

US sanctions enforcer wants own slice of large settlements

US sanctions enforcer wants own slice of large settlements

June 13, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

A technical shift in US Treasury policy could see companies paying more to settle large sanctions cases involving multiple agencies.

OFAC publishes inaugural sanctions compliance guidance

OFAC publishes inaugural sanctions compliance guidance

May 03, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

The US Treasury Department says creating a compliance programme in accordance with its freshly-released guidance could help companies reduce penalties in sanctions cases.

DOJ considers civil enforcement of FARA

DOJ considers civil enforcement of FARA

April 22, 2019, JUST SANCTIONS

John Demers, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s national security division, has said the department is still reviewing how best to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act.