Akrivis Law Group, PLLC has again authored a chapter in this year’s Global Investigations Review (GIR) Guide to Sanctions.  The chapter, entitled Parallel Civil Litigation: The US Perspective, was co-authored by Managing Partner Farhad Alavi (Washington, DC) and Partner Sam Amir Toossi (New York) and covers key topics in civil litigation that can arise as a result of a white collar investigation, with particular emphasis on cross-border cases. 

Also contributing were Akrivis Associate Ziad El Oud and incoming Associate Hope Mirski.

One of the preeminent trade and white collar professional groups in the world, GIR is based in London and has a global membership. Its annual Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations are considered authoritative references in this space.  The Seventh Edition of this volume includes other pieces by similarly prominent sanctions counsel from the United States and elsewhere. Akrivis has also co-authored a chapter in the GIR’s Guide to Global Sanctions, which similarly includes contributors from some of the world’s preeminent firms.

Akrivis Law Group, PLLC is a boutique law firm with offices in Washington, DC and New York and an affiliate office in Tokyo. The firm advises clients around the world on sanctions, export controls, and customs compliance and represents clients in white collar defense matters, cross-border transactions, and dispute resolution. This includes representing clients listed by the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as specially designated nationals and blocked persons (SDNs) and entities on the various lists maintained by the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), including the Entity List. Akrivis’s senior lawyers have worked at some of the world’s most prestigious firms and all the firm’s staff have lived and/or worked abroad, giving the team unique insights and experience that assist the firm in providing excellent representation to demanding clients around the globe. 

Farhad AlaviFarhad Alavi (Partner, Washington) practices primarily on complex trade issues related to compliance with and enforcement of U.S. national security, including sanctions, export controls, customs, anti-corruption, as well as cross-border transactions, and banking matters.
Sam Amir ToossiSam Amir Toossi (Partner, New York) heads the firm’s White Collar Defense and Commercial Litigation practice.  Mr. Toossi has nearly 20 years of litigation experience as a commercial litigator, a state and federal prosecutor, and an in-house attorney at a major company.