Akrivis Opens New York Office, Welcomes Litigation Partner

Akrivis Law Group, PLLC, announces its expansion into New York with the opening of a new office in Manhattan. The firm’s New York office will be home to its new white-collar defense and commercial litigation practice.

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Client Alert: Russia Sanctions Outlook: Potentially Imminent and Far-Reaching Changes

A summary of potential changes to the sanctions regime following Russia's invasion of Ukraine and compliance strategies.

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Akrivis Announces Strategic Relationship With Expert Japanese Trade Counsel

While Akrivis has traditionally maintained close ties with some of the top firms of other countries, our relationship with Mr. Takahashi marks our first formal arrangement with foreign counsel.

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Akrivis Secures Removal of Technology Links from U.S. Entity List

Prominent Pakistani company settles year-long designation by U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), one of less than a handful of Pakistani companies to do so in recent years.

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North Korea Cybersecurity

U.S. Government Issues North Korea IT Advisory

The U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) yesterday issued a joint advisory (the “Advisory”) on North Korean information technology (IT) workers informing the business community of the sanctions risks associated with recruiting and hiring individuals such as freelance

Sam Toossi quoted by Law360 on FARA case

Akrivis Law Group Partner Sam Amir Toossi was interviewed by Law360 regarding the DOJ’s case against Bijan Rafiekian, a former business partner of Michael Flynn, for alleged FARA violations. After trial in 2019, the court set aside the jury’s guilty verdict, a decision that subsequently overturned

OFAC Penalizes Two Foreign Banks in One Week for U.S. Sanctions Violations: Key Takeaways

Cases underscore possible heightened enforcement against foreign financial institutions The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has issued two penalties against non-U.S. financial institutions this past week.  The agency’s December 28, 2020 settlement with Saudi Arabia-based National Commercial Bank (NCB)