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. His primary areas of practice are white collar defense and government investigations, particularly in the areas of the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), and international trade regulatory matters where he counsels clients on compliance and enforcement matters related to economic sanctions and export controls. His practice also covers business immigration matters and FBAR compliance.
Mr. Ubias has advised private equity portfolio companies and clients in the real estate, retail, and oil and gas industries on anti-corruption diligence for M&A transactions and third party intermediaries and the design and implementation of anti-corruption compliance programs. Mr. Ubias has extensive experience in conducting cross-border internal investigations and responding to enforcement actions by the United States Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Before joining Akrivis, Mr. Ubias was a Senior Associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, where he was a member of the White Collar Defense & Investigations Practice.
Mr. Ubias has represented various clients in the area of social justice and public interest law including advising one of the largest anti-trafficking organizations in the US on data privacy issues related to its global anti-trafficking hotline and successfully arguing before the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland to obtain guardianship and Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) for a neglected and abandoned minor.
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.
Mr. Ubias is a member of 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, a HNBA affiliate.