J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
B.A., International Relations, Tufts University
District of Columbia
Southern District of New York
Eric N. Ubias is Senior Counsel at Akrivis Law Group, PLLC. He advises emerging and growth companies with an international footprint and foreign sales, helping navigate the complex thicket of U.S. regulations particularly in the areas of U.S. trade sanctions, export controls, anti-corruption, and banking laws. Mr. Ubias has advised public and privately held companies across a broad spectrum of industries on implementing or enhancing compliance programs, managing due diligence for M&A and capital market transactions, and conducting cross-border internal investigations and responding to enforcement actions by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).
With his background in information technology and security, Mr. Ubias is knowledgeable on compliance issues relating to blockchain / distributed ledger technology (DLT), and software & encryption controls under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). He also has extensive technical and legal experience in all phases of e-Discovery in both criminal and civil litigation gained through numerous “bet the company” litigation matters.
Before joining Akrivis, Mr. Ubias was a Senior Associate in the White Collar Defense Group at a Vault 10 firm where his work involved conducting cross-border internal investigations in response to enforcement actions by the DOJ, SEC, PCAOB, and FINRA. He also represented clients in False Claim Act qui tam and securities fraud class action litigation.
Mr. Ubias received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center where he served on the Editorial Board of The Tax Lawyer, a joint publication with the ABA Section of Taxation. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Tufts University.
Mr. Ubias is a member of the International Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA). He is also a member of the Government Blockchain Association.