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 to navigate the complex thicket of U.S. regulations particularly in the areas of U.S. trade sanctions, 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 and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Building on his background in information technology (IT), Mr. Ubias 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.
- Counsel companies in the semiconductor, artificial intelligence, and bioprinting industries regarding export licensing issues
- Advise and assist U.S.-based exporters to develop compliance programs to address US export controls and sanctions, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption laws
- Advise individuals and companies regarding disclosures to the Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) for apparent violations of US sanctions and export controls
- Advise high net worth individuals regarding FATCA, FBAR, and expatriation tax issues
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. During law school, he served as a research assistant on civil procedure issues for Professor Sherman Cohn, participated in the Institute for Public Representation environmental law clinic, studied at University College London and interned with Judge Ricardo Urbina of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia. 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 Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee for the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia, an HNBA affiliate.